My kids went to this school for a couple of yrs and truth be told outside kindergarten it's bad news! I wish I followed my gut feeling and homechooled them eariler. Teachers seem to lose thier jobs alot students seem to transfer alot school seems to remain on the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND List! School play yard had been burned up before. Go see for yourself and follow that gut feeling bec I wish I did!
Liberty Elementary School is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of Liberty Elementary School is Miss. Cheryl M. Jones, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 293 students go to Liberty Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 98% of the 293 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 82% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Liberty Elementary School is 21:1. Maybury Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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My son attended kindergarten at Liberty his teacher Miss. King has been Great! I think some of comments made on this site especially about the school being all 'african american' is crazy. My son is biracial and I saw a mixture of all kids. NO they dont only celebrate african american holidays my son did thanksgiving activities xmas Christopher Columbus Day etc last time I checked none of those were strictly african american holidays. I think its ignorant parents like most on this review site that raise ignorant kids and those kids and parents make the school. The teachers and staff have been great they have been on several field trips in which my son has learned a lot. I applaud liberty especially Miss. Kings kindergarten class.
I have two children that go to Liberty and I am very dissatisfied. My children went to a Charter school last year and learned hardly nothing. I explained that to the teacher (mainly for my 4th grader) and she didnt seem to care. If your child is weak in any area this is not the school for them. They dont try to bring your child up to speed. It's the parnets responsiblity to do that. The principal supports this theory. She is no help. I've filed many complaints. My 3rd graders teacher continues to harrass her. She tells her he clothing is not appropriate but never contacts me. She was told had to bring up her grades before she could be a patrol. She makes good grades; even the Admin. at Cols Public schools agreed with me on both issues. This is why kids drop out; because of schools like this.
Overcrowded. African American is the majority and they let everyone know. Most all functions and holidays are centered around that culture.
The teachers mostly are great. Some of the school rules are fascist and the building resembles a closet inside. Extracurricular activities are available but not widely supported by many parents. There isn't much parent involvement. There aren't many stay home moms in this area.
Liberty Elementary School has strong leadership and a dedicated staff to ensure all students are learning. Liberty is a L.A.C.E.S. school K-5 where the students have intense reading for 2 hours daily. Liberty parents are involved in their childrens learning by volunteering at the school as well as helping with special projects. 4th and 5th grade students enjoy instrumental music and put on concerts with the vocal music students. We have a P.T.O. that supports our academic needs as well as extra activities such as school dances skating parties pizza reward parties field day and many school programs. Liberty is a wonderful place for children to learn and succeed. Liberty is where hard work pays off.
I have had the priveledge and the pleasure of being at Liberty since the 2001. I cannot say enough about the Principal and the staff they provide our children with a loving safe nurturing environment. Every staff member's goal is to have all the children at or above level in all areas their dedication and committment knows no boundries. It is an honor to have my children in a school that cares so much. The Principal and the Teachers encourage parents to be involved in their childs education. These men and women are always updating parents on their childs progress if a parent has a question or a concern the staff is always available. I have never met a staff so willing to work with parents they understand our schedules and are willing to work around them. This school gets two thumbs up from me. come and see for yourself!
All in all I think that Liberty is a good school. For the most part the teachers and staff are great and the laces reading program is also good. However on Thursday my first grade daughter came home without her winter coat. When she realized that she forgot to put it on she went back to the school and told the teacher on duty that she left it. This teacher would not let her go back in to get it. It was quite cold that day. Needless to say; I was not thrilled. I will be having a chat with the classroom teacher and also the principal on this matter.
As an active parent of a student who just graduated from there last year (she went K-5) I really miss the teachers! We keep in touch with one teacher that my daughter was lucky enough to hang on to for 3 years (the teacher kept on graduating to different grades due to retirements). It was one school where we felt 'at home'. My older son never got to go there for more than one year so I have had experiences with other elementary schools. This one is the best in Columbus.
Our school is one of the best schools in the district. We have a very hard working staff that is provided with exceptional administrative and parental support. The parents for the most part are cooperative as well as supportive and encourage their children to do their best academically and behaviorally. Students and parents who have moved on to middle and high school regularly stop by to visit and continue to support our efforts by encouraging their friends family members and neighbors who have elementary aged students to enroll their children in our school.