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Liberty Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 775 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2012

My son attended Liberty last school year and loved it! We never had an issue with any staff or student. My daughter will be attending this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

Jr. High can/is difficult. On every level, student, parent, teachers, faculty etc. it is difficult. The staff at this school has always gone above and beyond with any concern I have had with my children at school. I have spoken directly to the staff with any concerns even having gone to upper staff when not satisfied with the attention or professionalism or lack thereof. The staff cannot remedy problems they don't know about. I am thrilled to be able to educate with this school again next year. The staff is incredible. Perfect humans...no they are not...problem resolving this school and staff are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

As a parent I do not like this school. The office staff was rude and did not assist me with anything anytime I called. I am happy to report my children will not be attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

Liberty is a great school. I go there as a 7th grader. The teachers are great and the activities are fun. I recommend this school for anybody :)


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students57%
Female65%
Male50%
Black48%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income47%
Not low income64%
Special education11%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female85%
Male67%
Black70%
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income69%
Not low income80%
Special education18%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female92%
Male71%
Black70%
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income75%
Not low income86%
Special education18%
Not special education88%
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 Students41%
Female48%
Male35%
Black30%
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income36%
Not low income45%
Special education7%
Not special education45%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female76%
Male59%
Black70%
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income61%
Not low income73%
Special education15%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black45%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income50%
Not low income62%
Special education15%
Not special education62%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
66%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
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

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
96%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income75%
Not low income56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
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 Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Not special education95%

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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

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

Integrated Math I

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

Integrated Math II

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
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 62% 60%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Black 12% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Two or more races 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Thomas Mitchell

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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7311 Eustishunt Rd East
Spanaway, WA 98387
Phone: (253) 683-8388

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