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About This School

Liberty-Benton High School is a public high school in Findlay. The principal of Liberty-Benton High School is Brenda C. Frankart, whose e-mail is bfrankart@lb.noacsc.org. 384 students attend Liberty-Benton High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 9% of the 384 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 16% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Liberty-Benton High School is 16:1. Findlay Digital Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 92%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 22%
Economically disadvantaged 9% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I am a graduate of Liberty Benton High School and having attended the schools of Tiffin Findlay and Cory Rawson I must say this is a below average school. It has very hard curriculum but does not have any AP classes. I must say that the school is mostly comprised of children from rich families and therefore is very showy. The school is mostly concerned about athletics but only football basketball and maybe volleyball. The school delayed on days when the delay was not needed but then there were some days where I could not see the house across the street from me and we were not delayed. With only three minutes between bells and three wings to walk through there was not enough time to get to class without being tardy. All in all this school has a lot of room for improvement and I would not recommend it to anyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am going to be a Liberty Benton Senior this year and I cannot begin to describe the love and the spirit I have for my school. LB is "different" because a good majority of the students truly care about their grades causing academics at LB to excel. Teachers at LB are dedicated to their job and it is always obvious that they love what they do. The Arts/Music at LB continue to grow each year. The Dance class is always a popular course while the choir and band are always gaining new members. This last year the choir went to State Contest and received a Superior Rating for the first time in school history. Not to mention the school musicals which are always top notch. Sports are a big part of the school environment but school spirit is an even bigger part. Students involved in the Student Section/Tailgating far outnumber all the athletic teams combined. We try to support each other and always strive to be the loudest cheering section around. I am proud to be an eagle.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a 2006 graduate of Liberty-Benton. I do think that in general I received a good high school education. However I found that my time was wasted on excessive projects that were only busy work and not very educational. The teachers do care about grades. . . but it is extremely difficult to get good grades or proper attention if you are not a favorite. I actually had a teacher tell me that I shouldn't be so serious about my work which is both ridiculous and unprofessional. As far as AP courses go I knew people who were in AP courses at Findlay HS and we used the same textbook and materials. My class covered more material but I did not have the option of getting credit for such courses despite the fact that we used AP texts.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is all about status materialism and sports standing. My daughter was in Kindergarten and the entire school system CLOSED for a DAY AND A HALF because the high school girls basketball team was going to some championship. CLOSED!!!!! I had to pay for daycare for two days because of the basketball team??!! The school closed probably about 10 days for weather that wasn't that bad and delayed school by 2-3 hours at least 20 times that year. It was absolutely ridiculous. The emphasis on status is absurd. I loved my child's teacher but that was the extent of it. This district is very showy and if you care about being involved in a "rich kid" school and not about academics this is the place for you!

  • (4 years ago)

    Having had five children complete their careers at LB we can say with certainty this school is among the best of the best. Administrators have researched the school's progress and when they have an average ACT score of 23 for 85% of the seniors being tested that is among Ohio's best. Then is you look at the level of university remediation that number is almost non-existent. Our children were honor students at LB and honor students at their respective universities. The success at LB ensured their success in college. LB is not for every student though. They must be sincere about learning and must be ready to accept the challenge to become leaders in extra-curriculars especially athletics and in the arts. Not many schools have art music and dance as part of their curriculum. They have a great administrators and teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently a senior at LBHS. I love this school it has wondeful teachers that really seem to care about their students. I just love the office people im an office aide first period and we are pretty busy in the morning. Us LB students learn to have so much fun while learning and that is what makes this school wonderful. It has a great learning environment. I would love to come back after graduation and see the teachers. This is a school that makes you feel like your leaving your home when you graduate. I going to miss this school and the staff.... and my friends!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am going to be a sophmore at LB next year and so far my experience has been nothing but good. All my teachers taught the classes very well. I was challenged. Though unlike what most people think challenged does not mean having hours and hours of homework. Yes sports are taken very highly at LB. However there are also many other options. Like band. The new band director is awesome and i would encourage everyone to participate in the band. Yes pep rallies happen but they are about 15 minutes and only happen 2-4 times a year. So if you want to go to a good school go to LB.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a senior at LB and I have had a great four years. The focus is in the classroom and on educating students. The U.S. News & World Report recognized LBHS as one of the best high schools in America. That s saying something. This year our boy s basketball got the highest GPA in Ohio 3.942. This does not mean our classes are easy. We have great teachers who know what they are doing and constantly challenge us. Also over 30 seniors in a class of roughly 108 have above a 25 on the ACT. To me that s amazing and teachers cannot help you take the ACT! Keep up the great work LB!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am proud to say that I am an LBHS grad. There have been drastic changes since the time of Ms. Yockey's comment. Yes there is an emphasis on athletics but there is an even stronger emphasis on academics. Every teacher is focused on teaching TO the students and not just throwing information at the students and hoping they learn it. They are dedicated to their professions and realize that there is a life to be had outside of the curriculum. There are opportunities for accelerated courses although they are not AP or Honors. I had friends at FHS text or call me at 1 in the morning venting to me about the paper or lab they are finishing for the next day. Is this a safe work habit for a high school student to have? Also LB offers a substantial number fine arts programs for its size. '07 grad

  • (6 years ago)

    If you are considering sending your child to LB please consider some of these options... like Bekah Yockey has stated in the classes it is very easy to get an A or B. I have known students who moved to Findlay HS and received poor grades and lower GPA than they had when they were at LB and the parents actually moved back to LB school districts to have their children attend a school where their kids got easy grades (aka bragging rights honor society good college etc.). Like other bloggers I also agree that the school is very focused on sports. While I understand the extra curricular activites and how it boasts self esteem etc. there needs to be boundraies. While having attended LB I also learned that the school really needs to be diverse.

  • (6 years ago)

    as a student at LB there is an emphasis on sports. However there are many other opporunities you can get involved in. Theres speech team musicals choir band student council Z club. And as a freshman i am taking advanced classes in foreign language and math. I am geometry this year which is a sophomore class with about 20 other freshman and french II because i took french I and algebra my eighth grade year and there are advanced classes like an oberlin writing or social studies and there is a post secondary option. also these pep rallies you are speeking of are only 10 minutes so i don't see how that is hurting your knowledge.

  • (6 years ago)

    They dont focus on giving us ap classes or anything. I am never challenged and my teachers just care about the daram and sports. Thanks 06' gradute

  • (7 years ago)

    I am not involved with any of the sports at LB. But I'm active in the Performing Arts that LB has. We put on a Play and Musical each year. There is Morning Choir and 6th period Choir. There is Marching Band Concert Band Pep Band Indoor Drumline Color Guard and maybe a Jazz Band this year! And Speech Team! I enjoy all the fine arts classes LB provides (which is alot!) So if your child is into Performing or Fine Arts LB would be a great place for them to expand their horizons. I sure did!

  • (7 years ago)

    Being a high school junior...I feel like there is too much concern for sports. When we could be learning to help us in the world we are too busy taking time to have pep rallies. When we went to state this year I thought it was uncalled for to cancel school. I know it was a big thing for us but to cut out our time to learn was uncalled for. Don't gt me wrong...I am proud of our guys but I would like to learn more than to cheer on a sport.

  • (7 years ago)

    Now having been a student athlete at LB I can also tell you that the teachers DO CARE about grades. Teachers at LB always took the time to help those who seeked their help. It is true that as Miss Yockey put it that there are not to my knowledge any 'advanced' classes; however you have the option of taking college classes your senior year of high school. The student should be help responsible for their own grades.

  • (8 years ago)

    The people are nice and there are excellent teachers! Good Work Liberty Benton!!

  • (9 years ago)

    Personally I think that Liberty Benton focuses mostly on sports and not enough on academics. Sports are the pride and joy of LB and I don't think that's fair. While the students should be learning and bettering their minds for the future they have pep rallies for the football team. I have seen teachers get more emotional over winning sports teams than over failing math grades. I think it's ridiculous and the staff should really get their priorities straight.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a Junior at Liberty Benton High School at the moment. I am in Art 3 and the teacher does challenge us to be the best art student we can. All of the teachers at Liberty-Benton are very skilled at what they do. The Math and Sciences are I think the most challenging and excelled programs Liberty has to offer. Also the Forgein Languages have nothing to frown over. With my experiences at LB I have found the Sciences to the the most excelled out of all the schools i have attended. And a reply to the other post. I think it would be difficult to have advanced classes if only select people would be able to get into those classes. Of our eight valedictorians I'm sure those would be the only people taking those classes. Also I belive that the science programs are advanced as it is.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not the parent of an LB graduate; rather I am a 2002 graduate myself. On paper Liberty-Benton appears to be a great school. However athletics are the emphasis while academics and the arts suffer. I was a 4.0 student and one of EIGHT valedictorians in a class of only 80. LB allows students with B's on their HS report cards to be valed (all to make the school look better). I was never challenged in high school and there are NO advanced placement or special classes for more intelligent students. I would recommend open enrollment at Findlay High School if you move to the LB School District.

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