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Liberty Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 693 students

 
 

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Posted April 19, 2014

My school is the best learning environment. And the teachers such as Ms.Levison are outstanding and really account for the schools great academics.


Posted November 26, 2013

I used to be a student at Liberty. The three years I spent there were a living nightmare. Teachers easily picked favorites and most bullying was ignored. I've always been the "odd one out" in school but here it was just horrible. I would walk down the halls and people would say horrible things to me because I am a female and I have a girlfriend. I failed horribly due to teachers not having the ability to listen to what I said. If I were a parent, I would never send my child to Liberty. I can't believe that people are so blind to what's really going on. The bullies strutting around in assemblies holding up anti-bullying signs. I made me sick. Now that I am in high school, my grades have gone up significantly. I'm so glad I finally got away from this school.


Posted October 3, 2013

this school is the best school i have ever been to the teachers keep u in check by telling you your missing something instead of telling your parents and having them responsible for it. they might not take care of situations because they want us students too learn that in life you wont always get the help you want. the teachers teach in thier own way that they think best and sometimes it works for students sometimes it doesnt


Posted July 29, 2013

I was discriminated... To be honest i dont know how this school has such a high rating the teachers discrimnated me they made fun of the way i dressed and there teaching style is boring


Posted April 2, 2013

Amazing school, teachers, and administration. We are new to the Camas area and were told to stick with home buying within the Camas School District boundary ---- everyone was right! Liberty has been a highlight for my 6th grader this year. Super administration and well organized schedule. My child was able to get into the AP (pre AP) classes available and he is extremely challenged and thrilled to be going to school each day! Love the district and so glad we made the decision to buy a home within the district boundaries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

We are in our 5th year in Camas. Liberty Middle School is everything we wanted when moving here. Although there is friendly competition with our other middle school - both are great and we knew when house hunting that as long as we were in the Camas School District, we would have what we were looking for. The administrators apply the rules fairly and with compassion. They encourage students to come to them and make sure they protect their "street cred" when they do. Rules are applied to all, but not blindly. The student as a whole is taken into consideration when they screw up. Which they will, these are kids after all. I can not think of a better place to prepare my kids for high school than Liberty. Ms. Hamlin the choir teacher - is over the top amazing! Mr. Henion the band director is devoted and goes above and beyond fostering a love of music. Academically they offer programs for students who need a challenge and support to all. Athletics? Between Camas Community Ed and Liberty - you can find what you are looking for in a team! Basically - Liberty Rocks!! (that's saying a lot, it is a middle school after all).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

My kids love this school sssoooo much they hate the weekends!!!! What I think as a parent is that the staff get the kids involved and that means alot to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

My son attends LMS and although the school is a rated A school. The teachers do not communicate well at all on how your kids are doing. unless your child gets into big trouble. I have emailed my sons teachers many times and asked to meet with them and I dont get anything back. I also paid for two school shirts for my son in Aug of 09 and its Dec 09 and I have not got any thing and again I cant get anyone to call me back! My son likes the school but I hate it. This school don't keep the lines of communication open at all. How can you help keep your child going on the right track if there is no communication. Not even from the principal. If you care about how your child is doing don't send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

My daughter attended LMS and although academically it was a great school they did not take care of the situations very well. My daughter was harassed and was getting called filthy names and very innapropriate things and nothings was done the principal simply separate the students but as we know its never that easy and the teachers are very innapropriate and out of place about things this. I would not recommend this school for it does not have very good protection for students the staff is careless and they just do not handle things or take care of things the way they should
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

I used to go to LMS, now off to CHS. I thought the school was really well put together. The layout was a little difficult, particularly for 8th graders with choir or band and then math right after. Opposite ends of the school... Anyway, the teachers are really helpful and the other staff are really nice. There are plenty of clubs and a great athletics program. I liked it there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

Liberty middle school is a safe learning environment where everyday school is fun and successful and has effective teaching styles.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2008

Liberty Middle School is awesome! Especially the staff! They were always there for me when I needed them! Also, the activities are fantastic! I'd prefer the Liberty Lions to the Skyridge Skyhawks any day! The sport coaches are really nice really get you pepped up for a game!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

Awesome communicaiton with parents. Excellent programs. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

This is a great school, with great extracurricular activities. There's band, choir, drama, and many sports programs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2007

liberty middle school is the most safe,respectful,funn,and great enviorment.....trust me i was in that first year that liberty middle school was created....i was the first student to step in side the building!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income67%
Not low income84%
Special education15%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income68%
Not low income89%
Special education18%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income59%
Not low income85%
Special education34%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income68%
Not low income93%
Special education50%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female98%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income86%
Not low income92%
Special education68%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income55%
Not low income84%
Special education15%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income71%
Not low income89%
Special education32%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income74%
Not low income90%
Special education29%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 60%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 227%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 93%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1612 NE Garfield St
Camas, WA 98607
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