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Liberty High School

Public | 9-12 | 1210 students

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Posted February 8, 2013

I am currently a senior Liberty and i must say i love this school. The teachers are great, at least the higher level classes. If you really want to push yourself you get the top quality teachers! I have enjoyed my four years at this school. The only negative about this school is that a section of the student body are duds and don't try or even care about themselves, their grades, or others. They are the ones that make it hard to teach.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2012

It has been 10 years since I attended this school. I recently visited my hometown and was asked to get friend's stepson from school. I head over early, get a guest pass and see my high school again. When I attended, between 1998-2002, the school was overrun with mold, causing health problems for many students and faculty. It took them several years to get this under control, losing more than one quality faculty member to health needs. I saw the same mold in two restrooms. We had the greatest principal ever remove/forced to resign over matters so trifling it was sad, the following year the previous "good ol' boy" principal returned to his position. He still flirts with young female students, according to the report by the young man I was picking up. He still applies the rules unevenly across the student body, favoring some students over others. Iwas in the advanced classes. I had one year where, due to scheduling conflict, I was unable to take both the advanced math and English courses, in 11th grade we learned the differences between adverbs and adjectives. That class opened my eyes to the serious discrepancies between the "college track" and the "get them to graduation" track.


Posted February 27, 2011

Honestly, I don't know who could wish for a better school, with small classes that allow teachers to give each student the attention they deserve, great athletic programs, and plenty of other extracurricular activities, Liberty High is a great school. Sure, they have the typical high school drama, but what the kids don't know is that they're more innocent than they think and they're all just small town kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2010

I love liberty! It's so great :) Bealeton is awful, but the school is amazing for sure.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

The teachers and staff are friendly and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

Mediocre at best, this school literally provides students with a brief understanding of what they need to know in adulthood. I am a student here, and I literally have been given no direction or guidance as to what my future career should be. As someone stated before, this school is great if you know what you career in life is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2008

I am a parent of a student who graduated in 2007 and another who will graduate in a few years. The only problem with the school is the awful guidance department. The teachers are excellent and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I am a Senior at Liberty now. I'm ranked in the top 10% of my class and I believe that if I had not attended Liberty I would not be where I am today. Liberty has a very strong academic program one of the best I believe. The courses I have taken have challenged me and have prepared me for college. I believe that with four years at Liberty under my belt, have the necessary skills to get through four year at an accredited college and one day become extremely successful at whatever career I choose to proceed. Thank you liberty High School for making my high school career so enjoyable. Go Eagles!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2007

I am a parent of a student presently attending Liberty High School. She is a Junior there now. Overall I have been very pleased with the courses offered at Liberty and the assistance that the faculty gives to help students who need the 'extra attention' on more challenging course topics. I have been very pleased with her overall experience there. However, I think more attention and guidance needs to be given to students in 10th and 11th grade with regards to helping the students understand graduation course requirements and to more frequently monitor the classes being selected and completed towards graduation. Unfortunately, there are many students at LHS that have no idea as to what they should be taking and the school has no formal policy in place to inform the parents or students of the student's progress towards completing their requirements until...it's too late to correct. A change is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2006

I went to Liberty for all four year of my high school career and graduated with the Class of 2006. I loved my time spent at LHS. The teachers I had were dedicated to their students and their student's futures. While parent involvement was minimal and the administrative sector often created 'off-the-wall' rules or handed down stronger than necessary punishments for getting out of line... Liberty over all was an amazing school to have the privilege to attend. I never wanted to switch schools. Liberty has given me a well-rounded education and has helped me become the steady, focused adult that I am today. Like our principal reminded us every single morning: Its up to you to make it happen. You have to put effort into it or you will only get a mediocre education out of it. The challenges are there you just have to take them. GO Eagles!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 2, 2006

I worked at liberty high school in bealeton, virginia for tow years. It was the worst two years of my life. The students as well as the administrators had no respect for others. I quit!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted April 20, 2006

Students at Liberty are not challenged enough in the classroom. Unless a student is in an honors class, their education is guaranteed to be mediocre. The situation at Liberty High school is even worse if you are a special needs student with a learning disability. This school does not make special needs children their priority. I personally know a student in the special education program at Liberty High and I know that they are not being at all challenged in the classroom. This is a sad situation because these children are not at all ready to be intigrated into society after high school. Oh yes, and on a side note, when the male administration isn't busy flirting with the students, they are doing a terrible job ensuring their students are getting a quality education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 6, 2006

Liberty High School can be a great school if you have a special interest that already exists. Or if you play sports in a program that already exists. The website is a nice tool, but is used minimally. I agree that it is not managed as well as some schools are, but there are alternatives in every situation. Liberty High School teachers and administrators are doing their job for the current 2005-2006 student population. Students can help and should be accountable for their actions when assisting in a responsible position such as book distribution. Year books and sports boosters are other areas supplemented by students. The work ethic is alive and well here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

I am a student (junior) that goes to Liberty High School. I school is nice i love it. The football games are the best! I school has some really good courses you can take. I love Liberty, but at times the school can get a little crowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2005

Liberty High School would be a gret school if the administration had their act together. The Website is never up to date, yet the Principal claims that this is a good source of current information. The books are issued and returned through a group of students and many students are erroneously charged for a book that they turned in. This is due to the Principal not establishing a proper hand receipt system for issuing and turning in of school books and property. The guidance office department requires an appointment and the guidance counselors frankly are not helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
93%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
93%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students59%
Female students64%
Male students55%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students18%
Proficient in English61%

Algebra II

All Students81%
Female students80%
Male students82%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Biology

All Students76%
Female students74%
Male students79%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English77%

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Earth Science

All Students84%
Female students79%
Male students88%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial90%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English85%

English: Reading

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students85%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial80%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students83%
Female students84%
Male students82%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Geometry

All Students70%
Female students73%
Male students67%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial64%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students83%
Female students78%
Male students87%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

World Geography

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

World History I

All Students84%
Female students81%
Male students86%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

World History II

All Students78%
Female students76%
Male students79%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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6300 Independence Ave
Bealeton, VA 22712
Phone: (540) 422-7360

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