Liberty Senior High School

Summary:

Liberty Senior High School is a public high school located in Renton, Washington, serving 1,476 students in grades 9-12. It is part of the Issaquah School District, which is ranked 3rd out of 249 districts in Washington and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Liberty Senior High School consistently performs exceptionally well on state assessments, outperforming both the Issaquah School District and the state of Washington averages. The school maintains very high graduation rates, with a 95.6% four-year graduation rate, and low dropout rates, with a 2.4% dropout rate. Liberty Senior High School performs exceptionally well across various student subgroups, ranking highly in the state for female students, male students, Asian students, Hispanic students, and multi-racial students. The school is consistently ranked among the top high schools in Washington, ranking 27th out of 442 high schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year and receiving a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Gibson Ek High School in the Issaquah School District and Kentridge High School in the Kent School District, Liberty Senior High School stands out as a high-performing institution with higher test scores and graduation rates. This suggests that Liberty Senior High School is providing a superior educational experience for its students, with a commitment to continuous improvement and a focus on providing a quality education for all.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 16655 SE 136th St
       Renton, WA  98059-6950


(425) 837-4800

District: Issaquah School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
27th of 442 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,170 Help


Feeder schools for Liberty Senior High School:

Elementary:    Apollo Elementary
    Briarwood Elementary
    Maple Hills Elementary
    Newcastle Elementary School
Middle:    Maywood Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  22.0 Help
Number of students:  1,476

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.3%
Asian:
26.4%
Hispanic:
12.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Liberty Senior High School ranks better than 93.9% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked high schools in the Issaquah School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.25. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Liberty Senior High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Liberty Senior High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.3%), Asian (26.4%), Hispanic (12.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Liberty Senior High School is 22. 2 high schools in the Issaquah School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Liberty Senior High School employs 66.9 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Liberty Senior High School is $17,170. 2 high schools in the Issaquah School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Liberty Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Liberty Senior High School 27th of 442 Washington public high schools. (See Liberty Senior High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Issaquah School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Issaquah School District 3rd of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Liberty Senior High School

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Rank History for all students at Liberty Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.22 62nd 390 84.1%
2005 84.23 38th 394 90.4%
2006 82.31 48th 395 87.8%
2007 79.00 63rd 399 84.2%
2008 82.24 44th 396 88.9%
2009 84.02 37th 402 90.8%
2010 83.45 46th 423 89.1%
2011 76.02 36th 440 91.8%
2012 80.89 17th 450 96.2%
2013 78.90 31st 454 93.2%
2017 81.87 37th 301 87.7%
2018 86.10 28th 315 91.1%
2019 82.65 52nd 417 87.5%
2021 90.26 27th 455 94.1%
2022 93.41 23rd 434 94.7%
2023 92.25 27th 442 93.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Liberty Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.30 72nd 163 55.8%
2021 81.64 23rd 195 88.2%
2022 90.02 9th 179 95.0%
2023 86.91 17th 166 89.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Liberty Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.75 34th 139 75.5%
2021 76.75 21st 212 90.1%
2022 58.84 36th 130 72.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Liberty Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.84 26th 227 88.5%
2019 79.83 43rd 344 87.5%
2021 77.06 45th 392 88.5%
2022 84.52 36th 370 90.3%
2023 68.17 82nd 362 77.3%
See the entire list of Best Washington High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Liberty Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.04 14th 243 94.2%
2019 82.77 44th 358 87.7%
2021 88.64 33rd 390 91.5%
2022 94.46 14th 368 96.2%
2023 90.48 25th 357 93.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Liberty Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.86 36th 254 85.8%
2019 79.52 56th 355 84.2%
2021 90.82 22nd 395 94.4%
2022 90.71 29th 363 92.0%
2023 92.16 22nd 358 93.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Liberty Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.31 43rd 121 64.5%
2021 75.52 30th 136 77.9%
2022 87.53 17th 124 86.3%
2023 89.69 11th 118 90.7%
See the entire list of Best Washington High Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Liberty Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.98 32nd 241 86.7%
2021 84.64 23rd 278 91.7%
2022 86.44 26th 261 90.0%
2023 83.35 25th 249 90.0%
See the entire list of Best Washington High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Liberty Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.81 31st 222 86.0%
2019 83.03 36th 382 90.6%
2021 85.90 42nd 413 89.8%
2022 89.23 24th 390 93.8%
2023 83.47 47th 379 87.6%
See the entire list of Best Washington High Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, 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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Liberty Senior High School Test Scores
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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Reviews:
by a student
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Open Quote I had heard great things about this school before attending. It didn't take long to find out how horribly wrong they were. The staff is incompetent at best. They are completely blind to the real problems in the school such as drugs and criminal activity but quick to punish innocent students for things like taking too long in the bathroom. Lockers were unavailable and most of the school was under heavy construction. I was greeted each morning by the smell of sulphur, loud clanking of machinery, and unwelcoming grimaces from teachers and principals. The school-funded dances are a joke to say the least. All the students are jammed in the gym and there is no refreshments anywhere. This was very surprising considering the tickets were over thirty dollars each. I would like to think that after the school is done with construction it will get better but the chances are slim to none. I have never been more appalled by unproffessionalism than I was attending this school. I suffered a concussion playing football for their team. I brought the helmet to my doctor who was a concussion specialist to find that the helmet was faulty. Nobody followed up asking how I was when I was out of the game and I even had a teacher accuse me of faking to get attention. If there was a lower rating I'd be quick to give it. If you care about your children's happiness you will reconsider sending them here. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, September 1, 2012

Open Quote An absolutely wonderful school that just keeps getting better and better. As the test scores show, liberty has finally reached the same level of students meeting or exceeding the standard in testing as skyline and issaquah. The whole community will benefit from a brand new liberty in a couple of years. Our family is looking forward to attending one of the top 2% of high schools in the state. Congrats liberty staff on a job well done. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Liberty Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 943 9 24 16 11 n/a n/a 0 1003
1989 853 8 23 17 9 n/a n/a 0 910
1990 836 6 34 19 5 n/a n/a 0 900
1991 785 10 36 16 3 n/a n/a 0 850
1992 800 14 45 15 2 n/a n/a 0 876
1993 830 10 46 12 6 n/a n/a 0 904
1994 841 14 47 15 7 n/a n/a 0 924
1995 903 16 47 10 7 n/a n/a 0 983
1996 903 16 47 10 7 n/a n/a 0 983
1997 908 17 44 18 6 n/a n/a 0 993
1998 906 17 47 18 7 n/a n/a 0 995
1999 943 20 66 12 8 n/a n/a 0 1049
2000 930 12 60 20 7 n/a n/a 0 1029
2001 924 15 53 18 6 n/a n/a 0 1016
2002 1007 26 75 37 8 n/a n/a 0 1153
2003 1007 26 75 37 8 n/a n/a 0 1153
2004 1047 30 96 47 9 n/a n/a 0 1229
2005 1050 37 117 51 15 n/a n/a 0 1270
2006 1042 36 122 59 13 n/a n/a 0 1272
2007 1020 31 131 58 11 n/a n/a 0 1251
2008 1026 27 147 61 10 n/a n/a 0 1271
2009 985 40 134 66 12 n/a n/a 0 1237
2010 965 40 149 74 12 n/a n/a 0 1240
2011 903 28 137 92 15 5 25 0 1205
2012 915 25 143 94 12 4 32 0 1225
2013 906 24 158 113 8 4 39 0 1252
2014 848 21 173 118 6 5 48 0 1219
2015 862 32 195 119 6 5 59 0 1278
2016 848 24 211 129 5 7 58 0 1282
2017 815 31 243 129 3 7 68 0 1296
2018 829 35 286 148 3 6 75 0 1382
2019 830 29 326 154 1 4 81 0 1425
2020 822 30 344 159 1 5 99 0 1460
2021 816 30 364 173 1 5 120 0 1509
2022 748 30 374 188 4 8 129 0 1481
2023 728 27 389 183 6 7 136 0 1476

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 Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1003 43.0 23.3 0
1989 910 43.0 21.1 n/a
1990 900 39.5 22.7 0
1991 850 38.5 22.0 n/a
1992 876 39.5 22.1 n/a
1993 904 39.2 23.1 n/a
1994 924 38.4 24.1 n/a
1995 983 39.5 24.9 n/a
1996 983 39.5 24.9 n/a
1997 993 41.4 24.0 n/a
1998 995 41.5 24.0 n/a
1999 1049 42.5 24.7 n/a
2000 1029 43.5 23.7 n/a
2001 1016 43.7 23.2 n/a
2002 1153 50.4 22.9 7.7
2003 1153 50.4 22.9 7.7
2004 1229 51.0 24.1 7.6
2005 1270 50.9 25.0 8
2006 1272 55.7 22.8 9.8
2007 1251 54.8 22.8 8.6
2008 1271 52.8 24.1 10.5
2009 1237 52.8 23.4 9.9
2010 1240 50.0 24.7 12.7
2011 1205 52.6 22.8 11.9
2012 1225 51.9 23.5 13.6
2013 1252 52.3 23.9 14.6
2014 1219 n/a n/a 13.5
2015 1278 55.0 23.2 12.7
2016 1282 55.0 23.3 11.4
2017 1296 56.0 23.1 11.2
2018 1382 60.4 22.8 11.6
2019 1425 65.4 21.7 11.4
2020 1460 67.7 21.5 11.8
2021 1509 68.6 21.9 11.1
2022 1481 64.8 22.8 12.7
2023 1476 66.9 22.0 16.3

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 Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1003 43.0 23.3 0
1989 910 43.0 21.1 n/a
1990 900 39.5 22.7 0
1991 850 38.5 22.0 n/a
1992 876 39.5 22.1 n/a
1993 904 39.2 23.1 n/a
1994 924 38.4 24.1 n/a
1995 983 39.5 24.9 n/a
1996 983 39.5 24.9 n/a
1997 993 41.4 24.0 n/a
1998 995 41.5 24.0 n/a
1999 1049 42.5 24.7 n/a
2000 1029 43.5 23.7 n/a
2001 1016 43.7 23.2 n/a
2002 1153 50.4 22.9 7.7
2003 1153 50.4 22.9 7.7
2004 1229 51.0 24.1 7.6
2005 1270 50.9 25.0 8
2006 1272 55.7 22.8 9.8
2007 1251 54.8 22.8 8.6
2008 1271 52.8 24.1 10.5
2009 1237 52.8 23.4 9.9
2010 1240 50.0 24.7 12.7
2011 1205 52.6 22.8 11.9
2012 1225 51.9 23.5 13.6
2013 1252 52.3 23.9 14.6
2014 1219 n/a n/a 13.5
2015 1278 55.0 23.2 12.7
2016 1282 55.0 23.3 11.4
2017 1296 56.0 23.1 11.2
2018 1382 60.4 22.8 11.6
2019 1425 65.4 21.7 11.4
2020 1460 67.7 21.5 11.8
2021 1509 68.6 21.9 11.1
2022 1481 64.8 22.8 12.7
2023 1476 66.9 22.0 16.3

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.

Immunization Rates

Liberty Senior High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201996.0%0.1%0.4%3.3%98.3%97.8%97.4%97.6%98.2%98.3%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Liberty Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $129 (0.9%) $13,661 (99.1%) $13,790
2020 $187 (16.1%) $972 (83.9%) $1,159
2021 $485 (3.1%) $15,384 (96.9%) $15,870
2022 $1,323 (7.7%) $15,847 (92.3%) $17,170

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Liberty Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 52nd of 417 High schoolsRanks 27th of 442 High schools
 6.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Liberty Senior High School)88.386.4
 1.9%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)91.885.7
 6.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)72.865.9
 6.9%
10th Grade Math (Liberty Senior High School)61.457.5
 3.9%
   10th Grade Math (Issaquah School District)74.263.9
 10.3%
   10th Grade Math (Washington)42.433.3
 9.1%
11th Grade Science (Liberty Senior High School)60.573.4
 12.9%
   11th Grade Science (Issaquah School District)81.980.2
 1.7%
   11th Grade Science (Washington)5050.5
 0.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Liberty Senior High School)88.386.4
 1.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)81.378.7
 2.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Liberty Senior High School)61.457.5
 3.9%
   All Grades Math (Issaquah School District)77.272.6
 4.7%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Liberty Senior High School)60.573.4
 12.9%
   All Grades Science (Issaquah School District)79.577.8
 1.7%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students14251476
 3.6%
African American2927
 6.9%
American Indian16
 500%
Asian326389
 19.3%
Hispanic154183
 18.8%
Pacific Islander47
 75%
White830728
 12.3%
Two or More Races81136
 67.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.4%16.3%
 5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Liberty Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,476 students attended Liberty Senior High School.

Yes. Liberty Senior High School ranks in the top 6.1% of Washington high schools.

Liberty Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Apollo Elementary
Elementary : Briarwood Elementary
Elementary : Maple Hills Elementary
Elementary : Newcastle Elementary School
Middle : Maywood Middle School

Students at Liberty Senior High School are 49% White, 26% Asian, 12% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

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