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Liberty Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1025 students

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2011:
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Posted February 5, 2014

It takes forever to get help for your child. The child study lasts a couple of years. The parent really has to keep up with all testing and formally request all scores. The administration and some teachers downplay red flags (from their own testing like PALS and DRA) and will say things like,"He/She will grow out of it" or "other children cannot read/spell/write in the class as well, he/she is not the worst, so this is normal" etc. The district really takes a "gatekeeper stance" on getting special education services, instead of really looking at what the testing is showing them. They assume the parent is being a problem and act offended as opposed to listening to a parent's research and including them as an important part of their child's education. The school is also very closed now, there used to be an open-door policy and they used to be very welcoming of parents. That is not true anymore, in order to observe your child to try to understand what is going on in the classroom, you are discouraged. In addition, you are only able to observe for 30 min with someone from the administration there as a chaperone at their convenience. It has become very disheartening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

This is a great school. Supportive, caring and a great atmosphere for your child to grow. Our little girl went from 3rd-5th grade and she loved every single teacher she had. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Liberty Elementary Our 8-year old attended Liberty from KG through grade 2. What an excellent school Both the Principal and Assist Principal were very warm and caring towards our special needs child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

Great school. Very talented and engaging teachers, principal and staff. My two kids are challenged to the fullest extent. Very happy to be part of this dynamic school.


Posted March 25, 2011

Great school, with good teachers and staff, love it. Greate managment and leadership. Facility is also very clean and nice. Always have some children activities doing on. I like the notification method via phone and email, so you are always aware of the happening in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

Even though instructional approaches differ, we have had some great teachers at this school. The staff members are wonderful and caring, parents are very pro-active. Ms. Atwater, the school principal, is extrememly approachable and friendly and genuinely cares about the kids and the quality of what is going on at the school She is there for early morning show and for evening after school activities. A great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Great Principal and Assistant Principal; extremely engaged parents; modern facilities; strong academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

We are very pleased with the Kindergarten program at Liberty, even if we would rather have a full day option available for Loudoun County Public Schools. The administration and staff are very inviting and communicative about what to expect, how to be involved and how our child is being educated. We have an active PTA and lots of family participated in fundraising for the playground, adding books to the library and other needs of a new school. We look forward to the rest of our first year at Liberty and to many great years ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

Brand new school, just built before 2008 school year began. My son is in the special education program for preschoolers here at Liberty, and the program is superb. His teacher is great, the facilities in his classroom are new and up-to-date, the office staff is friendly, and the school is clean. I am very pleased with this school and can't wait to see what it has to offer in the upcoming years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

Having left another Loudoun County school to be one of the teachers at Liberty when it opened in September, 2008, I can only say it was the best decision I ever made. The principal and assistant principal are outstanding, inspiring, and a joy every day. Although it may take a year or two to work out all the little issues that a brand new school faces, I have every confidence in our administration and in my colleagues that we will put our hearts and souls into making this the best school in Loudoun!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students79%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students83%
Female students84%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students87%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students82%
Black students77%
Asian students91%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students89%
Female students91%
Male students86%
Black students77%
Asian students95%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students78%
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students85%
Female students89%
Male students81%
Black students79%
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students87%
Female students92%
Male students83%
Black students71%
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students85%
Female students86%
Male students83%
Black students71%
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black students79%
Asian students98%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2008-2009 school year.
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2007-2008 school year.

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

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25491 Riding Center Drive
South Riding, VA 20152
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