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For the 2021 school year, there are 8 public schools in Liberal School District, serving 4,977 students. Liberal School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kansas.
Public schools in Liberal School District have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Kansas public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 18% (versus the 37% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
The top ranked public schools in Liberal School District are Macarthur Elementary School, Prairie View Elementary School and Cottonwood Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Kansas public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the Kansas public school average of 14:1.

Overview

School District NameLiberal School District
School District Websitehttp://usd480.net
School District Phone Number(620) 604-1010
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (KS)
# of Schools8 Schools1,320 Schools
# of Students4,977 Students490,702 Students
# of Teachers331 Teachers34,009 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1

District Comparison

Liberal School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 286 school districts in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#271 out of 286 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Liberal  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Liberal  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Liberal  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Liberal  School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.340.54
# of American Indian Students23 Students4,268 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students102 Students13,924 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# of Hispanic Students3,987 Students96,486 Students
% Hispanic Students
80%
20%
# of Black Students87 Students33,739 Students
% Black Students
2%
7%
# of White Students685 Students315,772 Students
% White Students
14%
64%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a937 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students93 Students25,576 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:24218,630
# of Students in Kindergarten:39135,465
# of Students in 1st Grade:31735,410
# of Students in 2nd Grade:38436,289
# of Students in 3rd Grade:41836,729
# of Students in 4th Grade:41237,562
# of Students in 5th Grade:34737,566
# of Students in 6th Grade:37836,694
# of Students in 7th Grade:36136,111
# of Students in 8th Grade:40836,173
# of Students in 9th Grade:36637,382
# of Students in 10th Grade:34035,769
# of Students in 11th Grade:30934,526
# of Students in 12th Grade:30433,966
# of Ungraded Students: - 2,430

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $13,309 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,694. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,780 is higher than the state median of $14,025. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (KS)
Total Revenue$66 MM$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Liberal  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$103 MM$7 MM
This chart display total spending of Liberal  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$13,309$14,694
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Liberal  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$20,780$14,025
This chart display average spending per public school student in Liberal  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Liberal School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Macarthur Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    925 South Holly
    Liberal, KS 67905
    (620) 604-1700

    Grades: K-5 | 415 students
  • Prairie View Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    615 Warren Avenue
    Liberal, KS 67901
    (620) 604-1800

    Grades: K-5 | 515 students
  • Cottonwood Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1100 W. 11th
    Liberal, KS 67905
    (620) 604-2700

    Grades: K-5 | 519 students
  • Eisenhower Middle School Math: 16% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2000 N Western
    Liberal, KS 67901
    (620) 604-1400

    Grades: 6-8 | 637 students
  • Sunflower Elementary School Math: 13% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    310 W. Pine
    Liberal, KS 67905
    (620) 604-2800

    Grades: PK-5 | 671 students
  • Meadowlark Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1200 N Calvert
    Liberal, KS 67901
    (620) 604-2100

    Grades: K-5 | 391 students
  • Seymour Rogers Middle School Math: 10% | Reading: 13%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    721 Griffith
    Liberal, KS 67901
    (620) 604-1300

    Grades: 6-8 | 510 students
  • Liberal Senior High School Math: 10% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1611 W 2nd
    Liberal, KS 67905
    (620) 604-1200

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,319 student
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