Liberty Middle School

Summary:

Liberty Middle School is a high-performing public middle school located in Cumming, Georgia, serving 1,032 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Forsyth County School District, which is ranked 9th out of 201 districts in Georgia and is rated 5 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Liberty Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Georgia, ranking 76th out of 577 schools in the 2022-2023 school year and receiving a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's performance on the Milestones Assessment is exceptional, with significantly higher proficiency rates compared to the Forsyth County and Georgia averages across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, Liberty Middle School had a 91.3% proficiency rate in Algebra I, compared to 62.5% in Forsyth County and 35.8% in Georgia. The school's diverse student population, with 67.05% White, 3.88% African American, 13.47% Hispanic, and 11.82% Asian students, is notable compared to some of the nearby schools, such as Otwell Middle School and Dawson County Middle School, which have a higher percentage of White or Asian students.

Liberty Middle School's consistent high performance, combined with its diverse student population and relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (14.05%), set it apart from many of the nearby schools. While the school's overall performance is excellent, there may be opportunities to further improve in certain subject areas, such as Mathematics, and to continue supporting the academic growth and achievement of all student subgroups. Overall, Liberty Middle School is a standout institution in the Forsyth County School District, providing an equitable and inclusive learning environment for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 7465 Wallace Tatum Rd
       Cumming, GA  30028


(770) 781-4889

District: Forsyth County

SchoolDigger Rank:
77th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,387 Help


Students who attend Liberty Middle School usually attend:

High:    North Forsyth High School

Feeder schools for Liberty Middle School:

Elementary:    Matt Elementary School
    Poole's Mill Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  18.4 Help
Number of students:  1,032

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.1%
Hispanic:
13.5%
Asian:
11.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Liberty Middle School ranks better than 86.8% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 7th among 10 ranked middle schools in the Forsyth County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.81. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.1%), Hispanic (13.5%), Asian (11.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 14.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Liberty Middle School is 18.4. 7 middle schools in the Forsyth County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Liberty Middle School is $8,387. 5 middle schools in the Forsyth County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Liberty Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Liberty Middle School 77th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Liberty Middle School in the ranking list.)

Forsyth County:

SchoolDigger ranks Forsyth County 9th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Liberty Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 86.97 21st 420 95.0%
2007 87.55 19th 445 95.7%
2008 88.71 18th 462 96.1%
2009 85.43 31st 466 93.3%
2010 85.51 25th 494 94.9%
2011 85.32 21st 504 95.8%
2012 84.05 26th 508 94.9%
2013 83.06 31st 527 94.1%
2014 82.83 29th 521 94.4%
2015 90.63 38th 537 92.9%
2016 89.51 43rd 545 92.1%
2017 92.18 40th 539 92.6%
2018 90.33 48th 543 91.2%
2019 89.82 52nd 559 90.7%
2021 88.12 58th 542 89.3%
2022 83.10 79th 567 86.1%
2023 84.81 76th 577 86.8%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, May 25, 2018

Open Quote A principal who is merely counting her days until retirement, most classes with 30+ students, and time wasted on sessions devoted to behavioral training and something called PBIS are just a few of the reasons why this school is ill-suited for meaningful academic achievement. With very weak administrative oversight, classroom discipline is oftentimes abysmal within the presence of teacher apathy. The culture of this school is more acidic than lemon juice. Needless to say, DO NOT allow your children to see foot in this school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Liberty Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 665 1 3 22 2 n/a n/a 0 693
2003 665 1 3 22 2 n/a n/a 0 693
2004 778 1 5 40 2 n/a n/a 0 826
2005 800 2 7 39 0 n/a n/a 6 854
2006 817 2 6 38 0 n/a n/a 8 871
2007 858 8 6 48 2 n/a n/a 10 932
2008 681 7 5 58 2 n/a n/a 12 765
2009 689 6 4 61 2 n/a n/a 18 780
2010 686 7 4 102 1 0 13 0 813
2011 704 7 2 103 3 0 21 0 840
2012 725 8 5 101 4 0 16 0 859
2013 754 19 14 91 4 1 17 0 900
2014 777 15 25 95 4 1 14 0 931
2015 795 19 23 115 5 1 26 0 984
2016 801 32 27 117 5 1 35 0 1018
2017 863 31 33 123 4 2 32 0 1088
2018 848 39 42 134 3 2 29 0 1097
2019 890 44 45 174 3 2 22 0 1180
2020 861 45 61 231 3 1 33 0 1235
2021 881 60 73 204 1 1 40 0 1260
2022 660 35 36 141 3 0 36 0 911
2023 692 40 122 139 2 2 35 0 1032

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Liberty Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 693 50.0 13.9 14.4
2003 693 50.0 13.9 14.4
2004 826 52.0 15.9 15.4
2005 854 54.0 15.8 15.4
2006 871 55.0 15.8 16.7
2007 932 63.0 14.8 15.9
2008 765 55.0 13.9 18.5
2009 780 54.0 14.4 20.7
2010 813 54.5 14.9 24.2
2011 840 53.5 15.7 25
2012 859 54.0 15.9 26.5
2013 900 53.0 16.9 24.1
2014 931 53.9 17.2 24.1
2015 984 58.0 16.9 24.3
2016 1018 59.0 17.2 21.2
2017 1088 65.7 16.5 16.9
2018 1097 65.8 16.6 16.8
2019 1180 69.0 17.1 16.2
2020 1235 71.0 17.3 17.1
2021 1260 72.2 17.4 14.4
2022 911 54.2 16.8 n/a
2023 1032 55.9 18.4 14.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Liberty Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 693 50.0 13.9 14.4
2003 693 50.0 13.9 14.4
2004 826 52.0 15.9 15.4
2005 854 54.0 15.8 15.4
2006 871 55.0 15.8 16.7
2007 932 63.0 14.8 15.9
2008 765 55.0 13.9 18.5
2009 780 54.0 14.4 20.7
2010 813 54.5 14.9 24.2
2011 840 53.5 15.7 25
2012 859 54.0 15.9 26.5
2013 900 53.0 16.9 24.1
2014 931 53.9 17.2 24.1
2015 984 58.0 16.9 24.3
2016 1018 59.0 17.2 21.2
2017 1088 65.7 16.5 16.9
2018 1097 65.8 16.6 16.8
2019 1180 69.0 17.1 16.2
2020 1235 71.0 17.3 17.1
2021 1260 72.2 17.4 14.4
2022 911 54.2 16.8 n/a
2023 1032 55.9 18.4 14.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Liberty Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $237 (3.0%) $7,756 (97.0%) $7,993
2018 $168 (2.0%) $8,215 (98.0%) $8,383
2019 $160 (1.9%) $8,227 (98.1%) $8,387

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Liberty Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 52nd of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 76th of 577 Middle schools
 3.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Middle School)72.958
 14.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)7763.3
 13.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Liberty Middle School)61.851.1
 10.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)71.964.8
 7.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Middle School)58.752
 6.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)68.462.8
 5.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Liberty Middle School)73.754.5
 19.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)76.869
 7.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Middle School)68.256.2
 12%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)7761.6
 15.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4742.1
 4.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Liberty Middle School)64.250.4
 13.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)60.765.2
 4.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Social Studies (Liberty Middle School)5652.6
 3.4%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Forsyth County)66.560.3
 6.2%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Liberty Middle School)97.491.3
 6.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Forsyth County)76.362.5
 13.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students11801032
 12.5%
African American4440
 9.1%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian45122
 171.1%
Hispanic174139
 20.1%
Pacific Islander22
White890692
 22.2%
Two or More Races2235
 59.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.2%14.1%
 2.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Liberty Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,032 students attended Liberty Middle School.

Liberty Middle School ranks 77th of 582 Georgia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Liberty Middle School usually go on to attend North Forsyth High School

Students at Liberty Middle School are 67% White, 13% Hispanic, 12% Asian, 4% African American, 3% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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