School Information

Principal(s):
Patrick (Todd) Shaffer

Facility Opened: 1927
Additions/Renovations: 1950, 1967, 1982

School Capacity: 364
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2018-2019 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 262

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian: *
Black/African American: *
Hispanic/Latino: 6.90%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander:
White: 85.10%
2+ Races: 6.50%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 19.10%
English Language Learners: 3.40%
Special Education: 15.60%
Title I:


'*' indicates no students or fewer than 10 students in category, or '*' indicates the percentage for the category is either ≤5 or ≥95 and the corresponding counts have been suppressed by MSDE.

Additional Data Reporting Sources:

2017 Maryland School Performance Data provides a summary of state-reported school performance data. Due to lagged data reporting, the report may include performance data for the prior school year.

The Maryland Report Card provides information on enrollment, demographics, attendance, state assessments, and other supporting data based on school level.

LIBERTY was dubbed "the new school on the hill" when it opened its doors in 1927, serving students from grades 1-12. In 1945, Liberty graduated its last senior class. Until 1962 it continued to house junior high and elementary students. Since that time and through several renovations, Liberty has been an elementary school, now serving students in grades kindergarten through five. As we look forward, we treasure the rich heritage of the school, valuing our past and knowing it is a solid foundation for our future.

Today, Liberty Elementary School enjoys a faculty and staff committed to meeting the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of children.

Our parents and community are very much a part of this team and invaluable to the success of our endeavors. Volunteers have donated more than 2,000 hours of service yearly in our school. Liberty Elementary focuses on the whole child. We continually work on best practices in improving instruction and increasing achievement.

Technology has been enhanced within the building as our resources and knowledge continue to grow.

Liberty Elementary is part of the thriving Linganore High School feeder pattern, from which representatives meet regularly to ensure that transitions are smooth and that programs are consistent as children move from kindergarten through middle and high school.

Liberty Elementary is a strong community school of which we are proud. While we have achieved much, we know there are challenges in front of us.

Liberty Elementary's mission: "Liberty seeks to unite families, community, staff and students in working to ensure that all students feel challenged, respected and safe every single day. Staff uphold high expectations for all students and work collaboratively to provide engaging learning opportunities to help students meet and exceed those expectations. Our goal is to inspire students to distinguish themselves both as persistent learners and as kind, caring citizens, who become leaders in their school and in their community."

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