Liberty Elementary

Public 3-5

 251 North Hillcrest Street
       Liberty, SC  29657


(864) 397-2100

District: Pickens 01

SchoolDigger Rank:
315th of 644 South Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,339 Help


Students who attend Liberty Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Liberty Middle
High:    Liberty High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  455

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.1%
Hispanic:
7.9%
Two or more races:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Liberty Elementary ranks better than 51.1% of elementary schools in South Carolina. It also ranks 12th among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Pickens 01 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.86. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.1%), Hispanic (7.9%), two or more races (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Liberty Elementary is 14.7, which is the 6th best among 13 elementary schools in the Pickens 01 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Liberty Elementary is $12,339, which is the highest among 14 elementary schools in the Pickens 01 School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Liberty Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Liberty Elementary 315th of 644 South Carolina public elementary schools. (See Liberty Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Homeless students:
Female students:
Disabled students:
Male students:
White students:


Pickens 01:

SchoolDigger ranks Pickens 01 16th of 77 South Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Liberty Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Liberty Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 81.00 88th 542 83.8%
2004 81.01 77th 550 86.0%
2005 84.43 56th 557 89.9%
2006 70.42 157th 559 71.9%
2007 74.18 127th 566 77.6%
2008 74.43 115th 577 80.1%
2009 75.97 119th 580 79.5%
2010 81.06 79th 589 86.6%
2011 75.11 124th 597 79.2%
2012 64.83 215th 594 63.8%
2013 58.55 270th 599 54.9%
2014 52.78 326th 630 48.3%
2015 48.55 323rd 638 49.4%
2016 51.26 303rd 619 51.1%
2017 55.43 275th 639 57.0%
2018 62.17 222nd 624 64.4%
2019 53.42 301st 643 53.2%
2021 46.91 325th 622 47.7%
2022 51.11 301st 625 51.8%
2023 49.86 315th 644 51.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Liberty Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.05 138th 588 76.5%
2019 71.71 146th 600 75.7%
2021 60.24 219th 580 62.2%
2022 63.10 204th 600 66.0%
2023 66.62 180th 608 70.4%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Liberty Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 50.93 2nd 5 60.0%
2023 63.34 3rd 5 40.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Liberty Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.21 179th 570 68.6%
2019 59.53 235th 588 60.0%
2021 38.23 343rd 554 38.1%
2022 52.51 267th 573 53.4%
2023 52.11 277th 580 52.2%
See the entire list of Best South Carolina Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Liberty Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.14 139th 189 26.5%
2021 32.89 84th 122 31.1%
2022 30.99 110th 151 27.2%
2023 23.01 144th 174 17.2%
See the entire list of Best South Carolina Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Liberty Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 26.33 128th 147 12.9%
2022 26.30 98th 109 10.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Liberty Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.05 245th 571 57.1%
2019 44.60 342nd 590 42.0%
2021 50.52 271st 561 51.7%
2022 46.77 308th 579 46.8%
2023 43.75 325th 582 44.2%
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Rank History for White students at Liberty Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.82 309th 457 32.4%
2019 28.75 359th 472 23.9%
2021 19.16 375th 439 14.6%
2022 22.11 375th 455 17.6%
2023 21.47 388th 463 16.2%
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Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Liberty Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: South Carolina State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Liberty Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 749 65 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 816
1989 713 56 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 769
1990 696 53 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 752
1991 698 44 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 742
1992 685 47 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 732
1993 692 42 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 734
1994 744 44 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 792
1995 712 48 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 763
1996 712 48 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 763
1997 740 55 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 798
1998 766 62 0 5 2 n/a n/a 0 835
1999 792 57 0 6 2 n/a n/a 0 857
2000 814 54 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 871
2001 818 43 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 866
2002 817 68 1 7 0 n/a n/a 3 896
2003 817 68 1 7 0 n/a n/a 3 896
2004 771 63 2 4 0 n/a n/a 4 844
2005 815 77 4 10 2 n/a n/a 4 912
2006 824 68 6 18 4 n/a n/a 4 924
2007 811 56 7 18 5 n/a n/a 0 897
2008 787 59 6 20 6 n/a n/a 8 886
2009 743 59 6 22 6 n/a n/a 10 846
2010 730 53 1 35 4 n/a n/a 12 835
2011 741 29 1 52 0 1 32 0 856
2012 477 16 0 36 0 0 17 0 546
2013 472 19 1 32 0 0 18 0 542
2014 476 24 1 35 0 0 23 0 559
2015 481 17 2 28 0 0 24 0 552
2016 459 15 0 25 0 0 18 0 517
2017 435 20 0 22 0 0 22 0 499
2018 448 18 0 21 0 0 23 0 510
2019 390 21 0 27 0 1 30 0 469
2020 351 14 0 17 0 0 23 0 405
2021 361 15 1 39 0 0 21 0 437
2022 372 13 1 37 0 0 20 0 443
2023 387 7 2 36 0 0 23 0 455

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 816 42.2 19.3 n/a
1989 769 43.8 17.5 n/a
1990 752 41.7 18.0 n/a
1991 742 43.2 17.1 18.1
1992 732 44.3 16.5 20.5
1993 734 43.5 16.9 23.3
1994 792 45.0 17.6 22.6
1995 763 46.0 16.6 27.7
1996 763 46.0 16.6 27.7
1997 798 47.0 17.0 35.1
1998 835 48.5 17.2 36.9
1999 857 48.0 17.9 46.4
2000 871 52.4 16.6 45.1
2001 866 56.3 15.4 42.3
2002 896 57.6 15.6 51.8
2003 896 57.6 15.6 51.8
2004 844 54.9 15.4 57.9
2005 912 58.4 15.6 60.9
2006 924 60.4 15.3 57.2
2007 897 83.6 10.7 50.8
2008 886 57.9 15.3 54.1
2009 846 58.9 14.4 58.1
2010 835 56.5 14.7 61.8
2011 856 53.5 16.0 63.3
2012 546 32.5 16.8 65.2
2013 542 35.2 15.3 64.8
2014 559 39.2 14.2 64.8
2015 552 39.0 14.1 58.2
2016 517 36.0 14.3 65
2017 499 33.2 15.0 100
2018 510 34.0 15.0 100
2019 469 36.1 12.9 61
2020 405 29.4 13.7 99.3
2021 437 34.2 12.7 76.7
2022 443 33.0 13.4 100
2023 455 30.8 14.7 100

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 816 42.2 19.3 n/a
1989 769 43.8 17.5 n/a
1990 752 41.7 18.0 n/a
1991 742 43.2 17.1 18.1
1992 732 44.3 16.5 20.5
1993 734 43.5 16.9 23.3
1994 792 45.0 17.6 22.6
1995 763 46.0 16.6 27.7
1996 763 46.0 16.6 27.7
1997 798 47.0 17.0 35.1
1998 835 48.5 17.2 36.9
1999 857 48.0 17.9 46.4
2000 871 52.4 16.6 45.1
2001 866 56.3 15.4 42.3
2002 896 57.6 15.6 51.8
2003 896 57.6 15.6 51.8
2004 844 54.9 15.4 57.9
2005 912 58.4 15.6 60.9
2006 924 60.4 15.3 57.2
2007 897 83.6 10.7 50.8
2008 886 57.9 15.3 54.1
2009 846 58.9 14.4 58.1
2010 835 56.5 14.7 61.8
2011 856 53.5 16.0 63.3
2012 546 32.5 16.8 65.2
2013 542 35.2 15.3 64.8
2014 559 39.2 14.2 64.8
2015 552 39.0 14.1 58.2
2016 517 36.0 14.3 65
2017 499 33.2 15.0 100
2018 510 34.0 15.0 100
2019 469 36.1 12.9 61
2020 405 29.4 13.7 99.3
2021 437 34.2 12.7 76.7
2022 443 33.0 13.4 100
2023 455 30.8 14.7 100

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 Elementary

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,247 (12.8%) $599 (6.2%) $1,846 (19.0%) $6,961 (71.5%) $927 (9.5%) $7,888 (81.0%) $9,734
2020 $1,401 (13.8%) $379 (3.7%) $1,780 (17.6%) $7,306 (72.2%) $1,035 (10.2%) $8,341 (82.4%) $10,121
2021 $1,893 (14.9%) $362 (2.9%) $2,255 (17.8%) $9,282 (73.2%) $1,140 (9.0%) $10,422 (82.2%) $12,677
2022 $1,765 (14.4%) $537 (4.4%) $2,302 (18.8%) $8,820 (72.1%) $1,105 (9.0%) $9,924 (81.2%) $12,226
2023 $1,730 (14.0%) $938 (7.6%) $2,667 (21.6%) $8,709 (70.6%) $962 (7.8%) $9,672 (78.4%) $12,339

Data source: South Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Liberty Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 301st of 643 Elementary schoolsRanks 315th of 644 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Elementary)39.644.8
 5.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pickens 01)57.357.5
 0.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)49.753.5
 3.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Liberty Elementary)45.350
 4.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Pickens 01)66.259.8
 6.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)57.753.6
 4.1%
4th Grade Science (Liberty Elementary)4247.9
 5.9%
   4th Grade Science (Pickens 01)6155.2
 5.8%
   4th Grade Science (South Carolina)5246.6
 5.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Elementary)53.655.8
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pickens 01)59.863.5
 3.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)51.357.2
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Liberty Elementary)40.647.9
 7.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Pickens 01)62.151.8
 10.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)50.547
 3.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Elementary)53.348.8
 4.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pickens 01)47.559.9
 12.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)4155.2
 14.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Liberty Elementary)55.545.8
 9.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Pickens 01)56.151.8
 4.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)45.444.6
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students469455
 3%
African American217
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian02
Hispanic2736
 33.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White390387
 0.8%
Two or More Races3023
 23.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients61%100%
 39%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 455 students attended Liberty Elementary.

Liberty Elementary ranks 315th of 644 South Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Liberty Elementary are 85% White, 8% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Liberty Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Liberty Middle
High : Liberty High


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