Liberty High School

  • Liberty High School serves 812 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Liberty High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Liberty High School's student population of 812 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students812 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Liberty High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Liberty High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1040 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
2%
16%
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Black
13%
22%
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White
80%
49%
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Two or more races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.340.68
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Graduation Rate
84%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Liberty High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBedford County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
I am currently enrolled at Liberty (2019). The academics are sub-par and behavioral issues are rampant. There is, however, a great theater/band program run by caring teachers. The sports teams usually do well in the tournaments they partake in. Many teachers seem like they want to be there (though there's are definitely those who don't). I am not impressed by the lack of stimulating class work (or even just classes in general). The school performs poorly on testing because the majority of the students there have no regard for their future and just don't care. It's difficult to be surrounded by slackers. That being said, there are certainly wonderful people/students/teachers at Liberty! It just takes a conscious effort to stay in with the good crowd sometimes. The school obviously has a lack of funding, which can be seen in the disrepair of the overhangs over the walkways and the lack of recent textbooks and technology.
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5  
The marching band and football team are amazing. I love LHS. It's my favorite school I've ever been to.
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