School Details

Liberty Sr High School

16655 SE 136th St, Renton, WA 98059
(425) 837-4800
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1225 students 21 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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93%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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34%
22%
89%
88%
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72%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
93%
94%
84%
96%
96%
85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Liberty Sr High School is a public high school in Renton. The principal of Liberty Sr High School is MICHAEL DELETIS. 1,225 students attend Liberty Sr High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 14% of the 1,225 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Liberty Sr High School is 21:1. Hazen Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 75% 64%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 22%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is really good with challenging my son academically. Very good proficient teachers who really care. Administration is open to feedback and acts on it. The campus is brand new and will be completed next year. My son is a bit of a different kind of guy and he has never been bothered by his peers. It is a family-like atmosphere. The things I would change Extracurricular activities and clubs are seriously lacking. I would like to see more different clubs and activities outside of school. All in all we are having a great experience at Liberty HS.....

  • (3 years ago)

    Classes are too large. Some teachers are fabulous. Others maybe not. Some really great teachers have been wooed away to high-paying schools which is sad. If I had the money I would choose private.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a senior at Liberty I have witnessed tremendous growth in just the last 4 years. Liberty is rapidly becoming a more affluent community with the growth in attendance largely from Newcastle. Most teachers are well-educated and have a variety of real world experiences that they can use to enhance students' learning. From the newly installed solar panel to the award winning culinary arts and jouralism classes Liberty has become a school that rivals the best in the state. With continually successful sports such as the football and soccer teams as well I have really grown to love Liberty and its open accepting student body. Liberty has the affluent community base without the pretentiousness of its neighboring high schools. If you seek a quality education within the highly sought-after issaquah school district yet without the distant disconnected feeling that some of the wealthier communities can bring definitely consider Liberty. I couldn't imagine a better school to prepare me for my post high school educaiton.

  • (5 years ago)

    There have been big changes at Liberty the last few years especially with the new administration taking a tougher stance and making sure students are working hard to succeed. Liberty is in the planning stages for a major remodel that will benifit students in the next decade. Im proud to be a parents of a student at Liberty High School!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am happy with teaching and support of teachers to my child.Their encourgment has helped my child to go further.I would also like to thank students for their cooperation.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a senior and freshman and I think Liberty is an excellent school. We are known for the quality of teachers the Sr leadership of the administration the kindness dediciation. high achieving and down to earth student body and parents who care passionately about their families and their childrens' education. We are committed to Liberty and believe that due to the strength of our community our school is by far the best in our region.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a senior and I could not be more pleased with the quality of education at LHS. The AB schedule allowed my son to take a wide variety of classes that have given him areas to explore as well as areas to focus on. He has been able to participate in band language video production foods ceramics photography and journalism while also allowing adequate time to pursue 6 AP classes over his years as well as honors classes and college in the classroom. His teachers have taken an active interest in his education and have provided opportunities for growth. In sports he was involved in everything from track and cross-country to swimming tennis and baseball.LHS is a close- knit community where a diverse group of students are given opportunities to pursue their areas of interest and where teachers work hard to meet the needs of all students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from Liberty In 2005. Since then I have really valued my educational experience from there. This year many of my peers from Liberty are graduating from the UW. I have consistently noticed that Liberty students boast some of the highest scores on exams at the UW (usually in the top 10%) and are well prepared in the sciences english literature and mathmatics. High school was amazing and Im glad to see that the school carries on some traditions we started! Its a great day to be a patriot!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a Liberty alum class of '04. I felt my years at Liberty were well spent. The teachers are above average and the school goes out of the way to offer students every advantage. The extra curricular activities are quite varied. Although the school had some telling moments of conservative behavior towards teachers I believe overall they do a great job of presenting a fairly balanced education for a public school. I feel proud to have attended Liberty.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from Liberty in 2006. I don't believe that there was a better school for me to attend. The teachers were wonderful and really challenged the students to push ourselves and enjoy learning. The student body as a whole was inviting to everyone who attended and I was friends with many different types of people. The school traditions are the best of it's kind (Senior boys dressing up as the drill team during Homecoming week?). I cherish the memories I have of Liberty. I wish everyone else the experience I had.

  • (7 years ago)

    Im very proud to have sent my daughter to Liberty. She was well prepared for her post- high school education at USC. Liberty was a place where popularity did not matter and all studnets respected eachother. I could not have asked for better school in my community!

  • (8 years ago)

    Great opportunities to participate in meaningful extracurricular activities to augment the academic programs.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attend LHS and it's a great school. The teachers are very kind and helpful and it's a great sports school. The Baseball and softball programs are superior we make it into state tournaments just about every year. I do not think that Liberty is that snobby.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school with enthusiastic teachers! We recently moved to Newcastle from Orange County California and this school is amazing! Keep up the awesome work!

  • (9 years ago)

    I moved into this district because I was told about the fantastic schools. Stuck up snobby rich kids but have parents that pay alot of taxes does not make a good school. I have found that alot of the teachers aren't any better than the kids. They are more worried about seeming COOL to teenagers than the job of helping educate the future of our civilation.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great AP classes that are also 'College in High School' which requires no AP exam but could get credit at BCC. The A/B schedule is great each student can take max of 8 classes attend 4 classes daily on every other days. It's longer period but efficient.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs at Liberty are competitive enough to get kids into better state schools across the nation but without reaching to the community college Running Start programs it would be difficult to qualify for a Ivy League school. Music art sports and other extracurricular activities are better than most schools in the area but could use some improvement and funding. They are well above neighboring school districts and most of the state but are not necissarily relative to today's student. There are many parents who work with and for the school to keep the involvement at a good level.

  • (10 years ago)

    over all quality is good. Test scores are fairly good. Teachers are dedicated.

  • (10 years ago)

    Liberty high school is a wonder safe environment. The staff is helpful and kind. By attending liberty my student has been able to take two more classes than she would have been able to take in a regular High School.

  • (10 years ago)

    Liberty is unlike any other high school. The school is growing at an astonishing rate. With people moving into the Newcastle Renton and Issaquah areas Liberty is taking in students from all these areas. The spirit and enthusiasm is unreal. They recently competed in a clothing drive where over 12 100 lbs of clothing were collected. The students not only collected the most clothes of 8 area high schools but they nearly doubled the amount that any other school collected. There are few high schools which compare to liberty academically. Throughout the past 5 years I have seen Liberty transform into one of the areas top high schools. Liberty has helped to mold student futures since it opened in 1977. I am pleased to have such a great high school for the Issaquah community and surrounding areas.

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