School Details

Liberty High School

100 Liberty Minutemen Dr, Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-2541

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 951 students 16 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

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Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
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About this school

Liberty High School is a public high school in Bedford. The principal of Liberty High School is Mr. Tim Overstreet. 951 students attend Liberty High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 41% of the 951 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Liberty High School is 16:1. Precept Schools Of Virginia is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 9%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Liberty is a wonderful place to work. The administration is supportive; the kids are friendly and teachers care about their students. Liberty has its problems with students who don't want to learn but overall the environment is safe and kids are learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    Liberty usually has quality athletic program. Its academics have been lacking recently. The new AP initiative program and leadership that has been put in place over the last couple of years should help to turn this around. Speaking as a Liberty High School graduate I know first hand how the class room environment doesn't properly prepare students to enter a completive college setting. As a current student at the University of Virginia I can fully understand the gap of what is supposed to be a college preparatory classroom at Liberty High School and an actual college classroom at a large academic intensive university. The bottom line is the college preparatory classes lack teachers who are CAPABLE of preparing students for an elite college. Liberty does have a link to two regional Governor's schools Central Virginia Governor's School and Roanoke Valley Governor's School are other avenues for advanced students who intend on attending highly competitive colleges. On the other hand Liberty's connection to Bedford Science and Technology Center provides students an excellent opportunity to learn important workforce skills for those who wish to immediately enter the workforce.

  • (6 years ago)

    I give Liberty High School 2 stars at the very best. Teachers are very young and try to be friends with the students instead of leaders. The atmosphere in the entire area of academics tends to be accomodating the lowest common denominator. Someone needs to raise the bar academically at this school. Takes many trips to the administrative offices to effect any change. Counseling department is useless. So called 'Advanced Classes' require very little effort for the average student.

  • (7 years ago)

    I give Liberty High School 5 stars for education and the football program. Also AP courses are great for those who choose one or two. Both of my sons were here one graduated in 2000 and the other one is going into the 10th grade. He plays football and he keeps his grades up so I know that they are teaching him at the very best they can do.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school has excellent academic programs and the faculty involement is high. The sports program is also excellent. As a student I always felt safe and the teachers work hard to make sure the students are prepared to suceed in life.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the school is alright...But I think they worry about football too much rather than education.And I also think that they need worry about keeping everyone safe and secure because 2005-2006 was not a very good year for the school.It just gets worst and worst every year.But overall its an okay school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not a parent but you could probably get a better review from me then any parent. The academic programs are good. I've learned everything I need to know so far and all my teachers are nice and always there for you if you need them. There are so many Extracurricular activities that no matter what your child enjoys doing he/she will find something. There isnt much parent envolvment though. But all around its a good school its not perfect but its the best Ive been to so far.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent school to send your child to. The staff is very friendly and is willing to help you if you have any concerns about your child.

  • (9 years ago)

    Although the academic programs are strong there is way too much turnover in staff including principals. There is a very strong athletic department--especially football but Liberty is a school with lots of discipline problems.

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