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Liberty High School (Hillsboro, Oregon)

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School type  Public, high school
Principal  Greg Timmons
Enrollment  1300 (2006-2007)
Phone  +1 503-844-1250
Number of students  1,300 (2006–2007)
Founded  2003
Grades  9-12
Language  English
Mascot  Talon, a falcon
District  Hillsboro School District
Liberty High School (Hillsboro, Oregon)
Address  21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
Similar  Hillsboro School District, Westview High School, Jesuit High School, Forest Grove High School, David Douglas High Sch
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Liberty High School is located in Hillsboro, Oregon, just west of Portland. It opened in 2003, with only freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The school has approximately 1600 students and 140 faculty members. As of 2016, the graduation rate was 85%.

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Construction

The school was designed by Mahlum Architects and features a rotunda two and a half stories tall at the main entrance. Robinson Construction served as general contractor on the $49.3 million campus. Amenities at the 292,000-square-foot (27,100 m2) school include a 536-seat theater and a 3,500 seat gym.

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The school was previously organized by a "Small Schools Initiative" that divided the student body into four different "sub" schools (Academies). They are, the "Academy of Arts and Design," the "Health and Human Services Academy," the "Media, Culinary and Marketing Academy," and the "Science, Engineering and Technology Academy." As of 2007, the student body had since been reorganized into three academies: the "Freshman Academy", the "Arts, Communication and Technology Academy", and the "Health and Human Services Academy". The newly proposed "Freshman Academy" was introduced in order to compensate for the high amount of failing grades previous freshmen were receiving. Once the freshmen have moved on to their sophomore year, they must then decide which of the other two academies they will join. In these academies the students work in various "Focus Programs of study" similar to college majors. The focus programs include: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, Theatre Performance, Theatre Production, Child Services, Health Services, Public Services, Culinary Arts, Marketing/Management, Media Communications, Engineering, Science, and Technology.

Liberty has a student run television studio referred to as "LTV." The students put on a morning broadcast everyday informing viewers of activities, awards, announcements and video clips of sporting events. The Patrick Henry is the schools newspaper.

In 2006 and 2007, the Liberty Culinary team won silver medals at the National Culinary Arts Event. They competed there after winning gold medals at state in the spring. In both 2008 and 2009 they won the bronze medal at the national event.

Academics

In 2015, 82% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 389 students, 43 dropped out. The percentage of students who meet or exceed statewide standards for English is 58% (state average is 69%); for 32% for math (33% state average); and 69% for science (state average 59). 19% of the school are English Language Learners.

Athletics

Liberty is a member of the Northwest Oregon Conference, a 5A division of the Oregon School Activities Association. Home football games are played at Falcon Stadium. Liberty's nickname is the Falcons, with navy blue, Columbia blue, and gold as the school colors.

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Liberty High School (Hillsboro, Oregon) Wikipedia


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