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Liberty High School

Public | 9-12 | 898 students

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Posted December 2, 2010

Liberty is a wonderful place to work. The administration is supportive; the kids are friendly, and teachers care about their students. Liberty has its problems with students who don't want to learn, but overall, the environment is safe, and kids are learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2010

Liberty usually has quality athletic program. Its academics have been lacking recently. The new AP initiative program and leadership that has been put in place over the last couple of years should help to turn this around. Speaking as a Liberty High School graduate I know first hand how the class room environment doesn't properly prepare students to enter a completive college setting. As a current student at the University of Virginia I can fully understand the gap of what is supposed to be a college preparatory classroom at Liberty High School and an actual college classroom at a large, academic intensive university. The bottom line is the college preparatory classes lack teachers who are CAPABLE of preparing students for an elite college. Liberty does have a link to two regional Governor's schools, Central Virginia Governor's School and Roanoke Valley Governor's School are other avenues for advanced students who intend on attending highly competitive colleges. On the other hand, Liberty's connection to Bedford Science and Technology Center provides students an excellent opportunity to learn important workforce skills for those who wish to immediately enter the workforce.


Posted June 9, 2008

I give Liberty High School 2 stars at the very best. Teachers are very young and try to be friends with the students instead of leaders. The atmosphere in the entire area of academics tends to be accomodating the lowest common denominator. Someone needs to raise the bar academically at this school. Takes many trips to the administrative offices to effect any change. Counseling department is useless. So called 'Advanced Classes' require very little effort for the average student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I give Liberty High School 5 stars for education and the football program. Also AP courses are great for those who choose one or two. Both of my sons were here,one graduated in 2000, and the other one is going into the 10th grade. He plays football and he keeps his grades up, so I know that they are teaching him at the very best they can do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

The school has excellent academic programs and the faculty involement is high. The sports program is also excellent. As a student I always felt safe and the teachers work hard to make sure the students are prepared to suceed in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2006

I think the school is alright...But, I think they worry about football too much rather than education.And I also think that they need worry about keeping everyone safe and secure because 2005-2006 was not a very good year for the school.It just gets worst and worst every year.But overall its an okay school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2005

I am not a parent but you could probably get a better review from me then any parent. The academic programs are good. I've learned everything I need to know so far and all my teachers are nice and always there for you if you need them. There are so many Extracurricular activities that no matter what your child enjoys doing he/she will find something. There isnt much parent envolvment though. But all around its a good school, its not perfect but its the best Ive been to so far.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2005

This is an excellent school to send your child to. The staff is very friendly and is willing to help you if you have any concerns about your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

Although the academic programs are strong, there is way too much turnover in staff, including principals. There is a very strong athletic department--especially football, but Liberty is a school with lots of discipline problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Algebra II

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
English: Reading

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
World History I

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History II

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students28%
Female students33%
Male students23%
Black students5%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students34%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English28%

Algebra II

All Students43%
Female students44%
Male students42%
Black students19%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students47%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English43%

Biology

All Students69%
Female students72%
Male students66%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Chemistry

All Students74%
Female students70%
Male students77%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Earth Science

All Students73%
Female students73%
Male students73%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Reading

All Students84%
Female students84%
Male students85%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students77%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Geometry

All Students46%
Female students48%
Male students43%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students47%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%

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 Students73%
Female students68%
Male students78%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

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 Students100%
Female students100%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

World History II

All Students63%
Female students63%
Male students62%
Black students34%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%
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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Bedford, VA 24523
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