Liberty Middle

Public 6-8

 125 Falcon Lane
       Liberty, SC  29657


(864) 397-3400

District: Pickens 01

SchoolDigger Rank:
153rd of 325 South Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,782 Help


Students who attend Liberty Middle usually attend:

High:    Liberty High

Feeder schools for Liberty Middle:

Elementary:    Liberty Elementary
    Liberty Primary

Student/teacher ratio:  12.8 Help
Number of students:  448

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.3%
Hispanic:
8.9%
Two or more races:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.4% Help


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Compare Details Liberty Middle ranks better than 52.9% of middle schools in South Carolina. It also ranks last among 5 ranked middle schools in the Pickens 01 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.3. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.3%), Hispanic (8.9%), two or more races (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Pickens 01 School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Liberty Middle is 12.8, which is the 2nd best among 5 middle schools in the Pickens 01 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Liberty Middle is $11,782, which is the 2nd highest among 5 middle schools in the Pickens 01 School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Liberty Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Liberty Middle 153rd of 325 South Carolina public middle schools. (See Liberty Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Homeless students:
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Disabled students:
Gifted and Talented 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 Middle

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Rank History for all students at Liberty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 65.36 80th 225 64.4%
2004 61.72 99th 230 57.0%
2005 59.94 103rd 230 55.2%
2006 54.96 113th 231 51.1%
2007 55.65 125th 236 47.0%
2008 50.82 137th 244 43.9%
2009 52.23 136th 249 45.4%
2010 57.84 127th 261 51.3%
2011 60.18 118th 269 56.1%
2012 66.12 98th 271 63.8%
2013 61.87 108th 276 60.9%
2014 55.47 127th 291 56.4%
2015 44.43 164th 301 45.5%
2016 41.03 189th 303 37.6%
2017 51.65 141st 317 55.5%
2018 44.14 162nd 303 46.5%
2019 41.73 181st 315 42.5%
2021 37.98 185th 311 40.5%
2022 48.48 149th 310 51.9%
2023 49.30 153rd 325 52.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Liberty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.43 97th 280 65.4%
2019 44.89 154th 289 46.7%
2021 41.02 158th 288 45.1%
2022 58.82 99th 300 67.0%
2023 61.95 92nd 313 70.6%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Liberty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 40.20 3rd 5 40.0%
2023 35.96 3rd 4 25.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Liberty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.97 165th 281 41.3%
2019 42.99 170th 296 42.6%
2021 43.05 157th 279 43.7%
2022 46.98 144th 290 50.3%
2023 44.97 163rd 299 45.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Liberty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.46 121st 194 37.6%
2019 34.80 129th 195 33.8%
2021 42.13 82nd 164 50.0%
2022 62.72 46th 183 74.9%
2023 63.87 43rd 187 77.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Liberty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 25.89 155th 179 13.4%
2022 62.60 76th 182 58.2%
2023 63.26 77th 185 58.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Liberty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.62 149th 284 47.5%
2019 41.08 178th 296 39.9%
2021 31.58 185th 279 33.7%
2022 49.42 133rd 292 54.5%
2023 52.10 129th 303 57.4%
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Rank History for White students at Liberty Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools SC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.10 206th 250 17.6%
2019 18.66 221st 258 14.3%
2021 15.81 210th 244 13.9%
2022 24.40 197th 249 20.9%
2023 22.71 212th 260 18.5%
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Data source: test scores: South Carolina Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: South Carolina State Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Open Quote Great staff, they really care about the students!! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 29, 2021

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Enrollment information for Liberty Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 531 41 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 572
1989 534 39 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1990 523 42 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 566
1991 558 47 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 606
1992 600 60 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 662
1993 599 53 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 653
1994 622 48 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 671
1995 621 41 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 664
1996 621 41 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 664
1997 597 51 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 652
1998 619 40 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 662
1999 637 40 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 681
2000 610 47 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 660
2001 645 46 1 7 1 n/a n/a 0 700
2002 648 46 1 4 1 n/a n/a 0 700
2003 648 46 1 4 1 n/a n/a 0 700
2004 679 40 1 2 1 n/a n/a 2 725
2005 663 46 1 4 0 n/a n/a 2 716
2006 649 46 0 6 0 n/a n/a 1 702
2007 628 46 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 681
2008 605 45 1 11 0 n/a n/a 3 665
2009 614 53 2 9 0 n/a n/a 2 680
2010 645 48 6 16 0 n/a n/a 2 717
2011 643 24 3 21 0 1 16 0 708
2012 489 18 4 18 0 0 13 0 542
2013 496 14 2 17 0 0 16 0 545
2014 466 14 4 20 1 0 14 0 519
2015 438 16 3 22 2 0 19 0 500
2016 431 19 1 42 1 1 25 0 520
2017 422 14 2 35 3 1 27 0 504
2018 445 15 4 39 2 1 25 0 531
2019 462 12 2 26 0 0 24 0 526
2020 462 14 1 46 0 0 25 0 548
2021 433 17 0 39 0 1 26 0 516
2022 377 23 0 41 0 0 27 0 468
2023 364 19 1 40 0 0 24 0 448

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 572 30.7 18.6 n/a
1989 573 30.5 18.7 n/a
1990 566 30.9 18.3 n/a
1991 606 32.6 18.5 23.9
1992 662 37.2 17.7 20.8
1993 653 36.7 17.8 24.5
1994 671 39.3 17.1 27
1995 664 39.0 17.0 27.4
1996 664 39.0 17.0 27.4
1997 652 39.0 16.7 23.9
1998 662 41.0 16.1 27
1999 681 44.0 15.5 33.9
2000 660 44.0 15.0 40.8
2001 700 45.0 15.6 43.1
2002 700 45.0 15.6 48.4
2003 700 45.0 15.6 48.4
2004 725 44.0 16.5 49.4
2005 716 44.7 16.0 51.3
2006 702 47.0 14.9 54.4
2007 681 57.0 11.9 48
2008 665 46.0 14.5 48.5
2009 680 48.0 14.2 50.6
2010 717 42.5 16.8 50.9
2011 708 40.0 17.7 52.8
2012 542 35.0 15.4 53.1
2013 545 36.0 15.1 59.3
2014 519 36.0 14.4 56.3
2015 500 34.0 14.7 56.2
2016 520 32.0 16.2 57.3
2017 504 31.3 16.1 100
2018 531 33.8 15.7 100
2019 526 34.3 15.3 57.2
2020 548 32.3 16.9 99.5
2021 516 32.0 16.1 62.4
2022 468 33.5 13.9 57.3
2023 448 35.0 12.8 84.4

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 572 30.7 18.6 n/a
1989 573 30.5 18.7 n/a
1990 566 30.9 18.3 n/a
1991 606 32.6 18.5 23.9
1992 662 37.2 17.7 20.8
1993 653 36.7 17.8 24.5
1994 671 39.3 17.1 27
1995 664 39.0 17.0 27.4
1996 664 39.0 17.0 27.4
1997 652 39.0 16.7 23.9
1998 662 41.0 16.1 27
1999 681 44.0 15.5 33.9
2000 660 44.0 15.0 40.8
2001 700 45.0 15.6 43.1
2002 700 45.0 15.6 48.4
2003 700 45.0 15.6 48.4
2004 725 44.0 16.5 49.4
2005 716 44.7 16.0 51.3
2006 702 47.0 14.9 54.4
2007 681 57.0 11.9 48
2008 665 46.0 14.5 48.5
2009 680 48.0 14.2 50.6
2010 717 42.5 16.8 50.9
2011 708 40.0 17.7 52.8
2012 542 35.0 15.4 53.1
2013 545 36.0 15.1 59.3
2014 519 36.0 14.4 56.3
2015 500 34.0 14.7 56.2
2016 520 32.0 16.2 57.3
2017 504 31.3 16.1 100
2018 531 33.8 15.7 100
2019 526 34.3 15.3 57.2
2020 548 32.3 16.9 99.5
2021 516 32.0 16.1 62.4
2022 468 33.5 13.9 57.3
2023 448 35.0 12.8 84.4

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

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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 $457 (5.4%) $346 (4.1%) $803 (9.5%) $6,691 (79.3%) $942 (11.2%) $7,633 (90.5%) $8,436
2020 $526 (5.8%) $359 (3.9%) $884 (9.7%) $7,097 (78.0%) $1,115 (12.3%) $8,212 (90.3%) $9,096
2021 $479 (5.3%) $291 (3.2%) $770 (8.6%) $7,189 (80.0%) $1,027 (11.4%) $8,216 (91.4%) $8,986
2022 $613 (6.1%) $520 (5.2%) $1,133 (11.3%) $7,741 (77.1%) $1,161 (11.6%) $8,902 (88.7%) $10,035
2023 $961 (8.2%) $825 (7.0%) $1,786 (15.2%) $8,901 (75.5%) $1,095 (9.3%) $9,996 (84.8%) $11,782

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Liberty Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 181st of 315 Middle schoolsRanks 153rd of 325 Middle schools
 10.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Science (Liberty Middle)41.444.6
 3.2%
   6th Grade Science (Pickens 01)55.552.1
 3.4%
   6th Grade Science (South Carolina)47.143
 4.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Middle)30.949
 18.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pickens 01)44.657.3
 12.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)41.153.4
 12.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Liberty Middle)37.128
 9.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Pickens 01)57.242.5
 14.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)43.936.7
 7.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Middle)40.448.6
 8.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pickens 01)44.954.2
 9.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)4450.1
 6.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Liberty Middle)3625.2
 10.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Pickens 01)40.234.1
 6.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)35.331
 4.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Middle)37.353.5
 16.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pickens 01)4655.1
 9.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (South Carolina)44.553.1
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Liberty Middle)29.429
 0.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Pickens 01)3936.7
 2.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (South Carolina)36.631.6
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Liberty Middle)94.993.6
 1.3%
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (Pickens 01)70.167.1
 3%
   End of Course Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (South Carolina)68.668.3
 0.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students526448
 14.8%
African American1219
 58.3%
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic2640
 53.8%
Pacific Islander00
White462364
 21.2%
Two or More Races2424
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57.2%84.4%
 27.2%


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Students at Liberty Middle are 81% White, 9% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 4% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 448 students attended Liberty Middle.

Liberty Middle ranks 153rd of 325 South Carolina middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Liberty Middle usually go on to attend Liberty High


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