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LPS Receives Solid Marks on Annual Performance Report



Highest Four-Year Graduate Rate Ever Among Highlights

October 19, 2019 --- Continued efforts by Liberty Public PLTW students Schools on providing a quality graduate profile for students that focuses on cultural, personal, academic, professional, and entrepreneurial skills were affirmed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)’s Annual Performance Report (APR), released Thursday, October 17, 2019. 

LPS received Target status, the highest level possible, in College and Career Readiness, Advanced Placement, Post-Secondary Placement, Attendance Rate, and Graduate Rate.  Another significant data point in the report was the four-year graduation rate of 95.5%, the highest marks for LPS since the inception of the APR.

“Overall, this news is an affirmation of all of the hard work and support of our students, teachers, support staff, district families, and community,” said LPS Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Tucker.  “We are pleased to see our students continue to thrive and leverage strengths, while also recognizing and addressing areas of needed growth.”

According to results released by DESE this week, LPS performed significantly ahead of state averages on both academic achievement and subgroup achievement, as based off of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) scores.

The Liberty Public Schools Strategic Plan and Graduate Profile, which were recently approved earlier this fall by the Board of Education, focuses beyond test scores measured by the state of Missouri.  LPS uses innovative academic resources to promote critical thinking, problem solving, and fostering curiosity.  The district is also developing cultural and personal measures for students to become more civically engaged, promote global awareness, and to lead with integrity.

“We recognize the opportunity we have daily for our students to be successful, and we continue to look for ways to equip our teachers with the necessary tools to help them succeed,” Tucker said.