Liberty Elementary School

501 West 900 North

Chesterton, IN 46304-9456

Grades: KG-4

535 students

Liberty Elementary School serves 535 students in grades KG-4.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Liberty Elementary School operates within the Duneland Corporation School District.

Overview

The student population of 535 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 535 students
Liberty Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Liberty Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Liberty Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 17:1
Liberty Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
13%
10%
Liberty Elementary School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
84%
71%
Liberty Elementary School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Liberty Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Liberty Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.28 0.26
Liberty Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
28%
42%
Liberty Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
8%
Liberty Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,957 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,393 is less than the state average of $13,002. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,951 is less than the state average of $11,056. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name Duneland Corporation School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
3
Number of Students Managed 5,957 1,469
Duneland  Corporation School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $73 MM $21 MM
Duneland  Corporation School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $58 MM $18 MM
Duneland  Corporation School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,393 $13,002
Duneland  Corporation School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,951 $11,056
Duneland  Corporation School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chesterton Senior High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Liberty Intermediate School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bailly Elementary School (2.9 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ChestertonLiberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    ChestertonIN 46304
    (219)983-3690
    0.1 mi | Gr. 5-6 | 385 students                      
  • ChestertonChesterton Senior High School
    2125 South 11th St
    ChestertonIN 46304
    (219)983-3730
    2.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 2021 students                      
  • ChestertonWestchester Intermediate School
    1050 South 5th St
    ChestertonIN 46304
    (219)983-3710
    2.7 mi | Gr. 5-6 | 556 students                      
  • ChestertonBailly Elementary School
    800 South 5th St
    ChestertonIN 46304
    (219)983-3670
    2.9 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 468 students                      
  • ValparaisoPaul Saylor Elementary School
    331 Midway
    ValparaisoIN 46383
    (219)763-8040
    3.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 314 students                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Life Beyond High School:  The Innovative Frontier
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
5 Ways Parents Can Inspire Children to Love Reading
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!
Schools Demand Students' Social Media Passwords
Recent legislation that allows Illinois public schools to demand students’ social media passwords has renewed the debate about students’ right to privacy at school.