- Liberty 53 School District
LPS Turns in Solid Annual Performance Report Results
When the LPS Annual Performance Report (APR) data was received from the Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education on February 1, 2019, many observations were made:
- Liberty Public Schools continues to be a high performing school district and one that achieves at high levels in many areas. The district scored an overall 97.8% on the overall MSIP 5 indicators for the district. This year’s APR percentage score was slightly higher from last year’s score.
- Liberty Public Schools received the highest point indicators allowed for the following MSIP 5 areas – Academic ELA, Academic Social Studies, College and Career, Attendance, and Graduation Rate.
- LPS was pleased to see growth and improvement from its students across the district.
- LPS APR scores were above the state average.
- The district’s graduation rate (95%) was the highest in recent district history.
- Student attendance rates received the maximum points allowed (10) for MSIP 5 scoring.
The Missouri Department of Education’s Annual Performance Review (APR) uses several factors to measure every public school and district in the state, factors including attendance and graduation rates, career and college readiness and students’ scores on state standardized tests and end-of-course exams. Districts are expected to earn at least 70 percent of the possible 120 points available this year to be at full accreditation level.
"Each of our learners possess unique skills and talents that we strive to accentuate," said LPS Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Tucker. "The Annual Performance Report is one measure of success that conveys how we are performing. The quality of learning experiences taking place across each of our schools is a testament to our learners, teachers, staff, administration, and Board of Education who work alongside families to meet each learner where they are. This work could not occur without the support of our entire community and our collective desire to provide our 12,800 PK-12th grade learners the exceptional learning opportunities they are due."
To access the complete district report card, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website at www.dese.mo.gov