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Liberty Sr High School

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Posted April 28, 2014

My school is really good with challenging my son academically. Very good, proficient teachers who really care. Administration is open to feedback and acts on it. The campus is brand new and will be completed next year. My son is a bit of a different kind of guy, and he has never been bothered by his peers. It is a family-like atmosphere. The things I would change: Extracurricular activities and clubs are seriously lacking. I would like to see more different clubs and activities outside of school. All in all, we are having a great experience at Liberty HS.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

Classes are too large. Some teachers are fabulous. Others maybe not. Some really great teachers have been wooed away to high-paying schools, which is sad. If I had the money, I would choose private.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2011

As a senior at Liberty I have witnessed tremendous growth in just the last 4 years. Liberty is rapidly becoming a more affluent community with the growth in attendance, largely from Newcastle. Most teachers are well-educated and have a variety of real world experiences that they can use to enhance students' learning. From the newly installed solar panel to the award winning culinary arts and jouralism classes, Liberty has become a school that rivals the best in the state. With continually successful sports such as the football and soccer teams as well, I have really grown to love Liberty and its open, accepting student body. Liberty has the affluent community base without the pretentiousness of its neighboring high schools. If you seek a quality education within the highly sought-after issaquah school district yet without the distant, disconnected feeling that some of the wealthier communities can bring, definitely consider Liberty. I couldn't imagine a better school to prepare me for my post high school educaiton.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2010

There have been big changes at Liberty the last few years especially with the new administration, taking a tougher stance, and making sure students are working hard to succeed. Liberty is in the planning stages for a major remodel that will benifit students in the next decade. Im proud to be a parents of a student at Liberty High School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I am happy with teaching and support of teachers to my child.Their encourgment has helped my child to go further.I would also like to thank students for their cooperation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2009

I am a parent of a senior and freshman and I think Liberty is an excellent school. We are known for the quality of teachers, the Sr leadership of the administration, the kindness, dediciation. high achieving and down to earth student body and parents who care passionately about their families and their childrens' education. We are committed to Liberty and believe that due to the strength of our community our school is, by far, the best in our region.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

I am a parent of a senior and I could not be more pleased with the quality of education at LHS. The AB schedule allowed my son to take a wide variety of classes that have given him areas to explore as well as areas to focus on. He has been able to participate in band, language, video production, foods, ceramics, photography and journalism while also allowing adequate time to pursue 6 AP classes over his years as well as honors classes and college in the classroom. His teachers have taken an active interest in his education and have provided opportunities for growth. In sports, he was involved in everything from track and cross-country to swimming, tennis, and baseball.LHS is a close- knit community where a diverse group of students are given opportunities to pursue their areas of interest and where teachers work hard to meet the needs of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

I graduated from Liberty In 2005. Since then, I have really valued my educational experience from there. This year, many of my peers from Liberty are graduating from the UW. I have consistently noticed that Liberty students boast some of the highest scores on exams at the UW (usually in the top 10%), and are well prepared in the sciences, english literature and mathmatics. High school was amazing and Im glad to see that the school carries on some traditions we started! Its a great day to be a patriot!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2009

I am a Liberty alum class of '04. I felt my years at Liberty were well spent. The teachers are above average and the school goes out of the way to offer students every advantage. The extra curricular activities are quite varied. Although the school had some telling moments of conservative behavior towards teachers, I believe overall they do a great job of presenting a fairly balanced education for a public school. I feel proud to have attended Liberty.


Posted February 22, 2008

I graduated from Liberty in 2006. I don't believe that there was a better school for me to attend. The teachers were wonderful and really challenged the students to push ourselves and enjoy learning. The student body as a whole was inviting to everyone who attended, and I was friends with many different types of people. The school traditions are the best of it's kind (Senior boys dressing up as the drill team during Homecoming week?). I cherish the memories I have of Liberty. I wish everyone else the experience I had.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2007

Im very proud to have sent my daughter to Liberty. She was well prepared for her post- high school education at USC. Liberty was a place where popularity did not matter and all studnets respected eachother. I could not have asked for better school in my community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

Great opportunities to participate in meaningful extracurricular activities to augment the academic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

I attend LHS and it's a great school. The teachers are very kind and helpful and it's a great sports school. The Baseball and softball programs are superior, we make it into state tournaments just about every year. I do not think that Liberty is that snobby.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

Great school with enthusiastic teachers! We recently moved to Newcastle from Orange County, California and this school is amazing! Keep up the awesome work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

I moved into this district because I was told about the fantastic schools. Stuck up snobby rich kids , but have parents that pay alot of taxes does not make a good school. I have found that alot of the teachers aren't any better than the kids. They are more worried about seeming COOL to teenagers than the job of helping educate the future of our civilation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Great AP classes that are also 'College in High School' which requires no AP exam, but could get credit at BCC. The A/B schedule is great: each student can take max of 8 classes, attend 4 classes daily on every other days. It's longer period but efficient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

The academic programs at Liberty are competitive enough to get kids into better state schools across the nation, but without reaching to the community college Running Start programs it would be difficult to qualify for a Ivy League school. Music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are better than most schools in the area, but could use some improvement and funding. They are well above neighboring school districts and most of the state but are not necissarily relative to today's student. There are many parents who work with and for the school to keep the involvement at a good level.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2005

over all quality is good. Test scores are fairly good. Teachers are dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2005

Liberty high school is a wonder, safe environment. The staff is helpful and kind. By attending liberty my student has been able to take two more classes than she would have been able to take in a regular High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2004

Liberty is unlike any other high school. The school is growing at an astonishing rate. With people moving into the Newcastle, Renton and Issaquah areas, Liberty is taking in students from all these areas. The spirit and enthusiasm is unreal. They recently competed in a clothing drive where over 12,100 lbs of clothing were collected. The students not only collected the most clothes of 8 area high schools, but they nearly doubled the amount that any other school collected. There are few high schools, which compare to liberty academically. Throughout the past 5 years, I have seen Liberty transform into one of the areas top high schools. Liberty has helped to mold student futures since it opened in 1977. I am pleased to have such a great high school for the Issaquah community and surrounding areas.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

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55%

2011

 
 
74%
Biology I

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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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 22% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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18%

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65%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
78%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
69%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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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 19% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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53%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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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 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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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 Students47%
Female38%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income44%
Not low income48%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income78%
Not low income92%
Special education80%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Low income88%
Not low income91%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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

Algebra I

All Students18%
Female35%
Male0%
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Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White21%
Low incomen/a
Not low income20%
Special education26%
Not special education7%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income85%
Not low income90%
Special education91%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income59%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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

Algebra I

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Biology I

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Geometry

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Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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

Algebra I

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Biology I

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Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

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Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Low incomen/a
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

283 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

286 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic89%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income86%
Not low income94%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black100%
Asian98%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic96%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income94%
Not low income96%
Special education96%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 3% 6%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%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 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Renton, WA 98059
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