Congratulations! Liberty Middle School is a recipient of the 2011 Washington Achievement Award.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education created the Washington Achievement Award to celebrate our top-performing schools and to recognize achievement in multiple categories. This highly selective award is based on your school’s performance according to the Washington Achievement Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington are performing over time. The Washington Achievement Award is given to elementary, middle, high and comprehensive schools in seven different categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate (high and comprehensive schools only), improvement and closing achievement gaps. Liberty Middle School is being recognized for: Overall Excellence
All students take Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
A pre-AP Language Arts/Social Studies block is offered in all grades. Studentsenrolled in pre-AP classes can expect more depth in their learning as well as higher expectations in terms of reading, writing, and homework than the regular Language Arts and Social Studies classes. A district-wide criterion matrix (which considers assessment scores, grades and teacher recommendations) is used for selection. The pre-AP title will be listed on the student’s grade transcript. Applications for pre-AP and advanced math programs are available in the spring.
Students are placed in advanced math classes based on adistrict-wide criterion matrix composed of teacher recommendations, grade pointaverage, and test scores. New students may request a math placement test tomake certain they are appropriately placed.
Students Arts Related (STAR)
Students are required to take year-long Health/Fitness. Students may elect to enroll in a year-long class: Band, Choir,Advanced Art (8th grade only) or Advanced Technology (8th grade only), or may choose a random rotation of three of the following: Technology, Art, Drama, Drumming, or Cultures (8th grade only).
All students are enrolled in a Focus class. Focus provides instruction in the areas of academic, career, and social development in a smaller class environment. Students may also receive personalized academic support/remediation as needed. All students will develop a portfolio of best work in preparation for a student-led conference at the end of the year. Students may apply for year-long Yearbook, Newspaper or Leadership during Focus.