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LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

16655 SE 136th St
Renton, WA 98059-5950
CEEB School Code: 480-502

Liberty High School Website

Issaquah School District Website

Counselors:

   Colleen Schiller  (A–E)
   Vicki Kenney       (F–Lt)
   April Flores          (Lu–Ri)
   Robin Klym          (Rj–Zz)

Phone:  425-837-4800
Fax:       425-837-4907

2022-2023 School Profile

Mission

We are a community committed to educating all students by promoting critical thinking, supporting individual needs, and fostering a sense of belonging with a goal of preparing students to achieve personal success and to become meaningful contributors to society.

School and Community

One of three comprehensive high schools in the Issaquah School District. Liberty High School (LHS) opened in 1977, serving grades 10 through 12 then transitioned to a four-year high school in 1984. LHS serves 1482 students in 9th through 12th grade.

Our students are involved in many school sponsored organizations. LHS has an award winning Drama, Music, Journalism and NJROTC Programs as well as offering excellent vocational education opportunities and a long history of athletic excellence in the 3A/2A Division of the KingCo League. The LHS community of students, parents, and staff share an active partnership in all facets of the educational mission. LHS offers a variety of student programs for academic challenges and opportunities to earn college credit.

  • Advanced Placement (AP) program
  • College in the High School Program (articulated with Bellevue College for World Language, Pre-Calculus and Calculus)
  • Tech Prep (articulated programs between Issaquah School District courses and associate degree technical programs at local community and technical colleges in a variety of areas)
  • Running Start (community college courses which earn both high school and college credits)
  • Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WaNIC) is a regional skills center in Northeast King County. There are seven school districts offering branch campuses that host the programs for students. The skill center programs will provide dual credit (both high school and college credit).
  • Liberty has many strong STEM Program including Robotics club, Science Olympiad, & Math Club. Our NJROTC offers Sea Perch, an underwater robotics program and also participates in Cyber Patriot, a National Youth Cyber Education Pro-gram offered by the Air Force Association.

Class Schedule

The seven period flex schedule consists of three seven-period days with 50 minute periods, a 4 period day with flex period and a 3 period day with flex period. Students have the opportunity to take seven classes per semester. Each semester class earns .50 credit. Grades are not weighted.

Student Achievement 2021-2022

  • Seven National Merit Finalists
  • Twelve National Merit Commended Scholars
  • AP testing stats:
    • 474 students
    • 843 exams
    • 23 subjects areas
    • 62 AP Scholars (26 AP Scholars with Honor and 75 AP Scholars with Distinction)

Important Note about 2020 COVID Closure and Grading—During the closure of public schools mandated by our Governor in March of 2020, and given the grading parameters set forth at that time by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, the Issaquah School District made the decision to offer students letter grades—A, B, C and D—or an incomplete. (OSPI did not allow Fs or NC grades.) All students enrolled in high school level courses in the ISD at that time received the letter grade they earned at the time of the closure or higher based on their continued participation in their courses or they earned an incomplete and were given the opportunity to replace that incomplete with a letter grade.  The opportunities included retaking the class, summer school, credit recovery courses and more.  Class of 2020 students on track to graduate at the time of the closure may have been eligible to have a core graduation requirement waived with a V code and the ISD followed the State Board of Education’s rules when applying those V codes to eligible seniors’ transcripts.  A “V” grade on the transcript indicates that the graduation requirement was waived in accordance with the State Board of Education emergency rules which expired on July 31, 2020.

Graduation Requirements

Liberty High School operates on a Carnegie Credit/Unit system with two semesters, each lasting 18 - weeks, and earning one credit unit for each full-year subject passed or one-half unit for each semester-length course passed. Classes meet 200+ minutes per week for a 18 - week semester. Students must earn 27 credits to graduate. Please visit the counseling website and course guide site for detailed information credit requirements.

English – 4
Mathematics – 3
Social Studies – 3
Science – 3
Career/Technical Education – 1
Physical Education – 1.5
Health – 0.5
Fine/Applied Art – 1
Electives

LHS does not rank students. We use the Latin System of Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude to recognize academic achievement.

Graduates

Liberty High Class of 2022 indicated the following post high school plans.

Four year college 83%
Two year college 4%
Employment/Military/Other 13%

Mean SAT and Average ACT scores – 2021-22


  LHS State National
SAT Reading and ERW 632 561 546
SAT Math 625 550 538
Marking
System
Point
Value
A    4.0
A-  3.7
B+ 3.3
B   3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C   2.0
C- 1.7
1.0
0.0
Class of 2022
GPA Total % of class
3.5–4.0 173 50
3.0–3.49 82 23
2.5–2.99 54 15
2.0–2.49 34 10
1.99 & below 6 2
Total 349 100%