Liberty Technology Magnet High School

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Liberty Technology Magnet High School
Established 2003
Type Technology Magnet
Principal June Murry
Students 999
Grades 9-12
Location 3470 Ridgecrest Road, Ext. Jackson, TN 38305,
Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Colors Burgundy and silver
Mascot Crusader
Website lib.jmcss.org

Liberty Technology Magnet High School is a public magnet high school located in Jackson, Tennessee. It opened to students in October 2003.[1]

History[edit]

Liberty Technology Magnet High School is one of the youngest high schools in the Jackson-Madison County area. Its construction took place between 2002 and 2003. The cost for the school's construction was nearly $16 million.[citation needed] In 2009, Liberty became a Title I school.[2]

Campus[edit]

Liberty's campus is 175,000 sq ft (16,300 m2). and covers 48 acres (190,000 m2), located near Pringles Park, home of the Jackson Generals. The outside campus includes a football stadium, football practice field, band practice field, a soccer field, and both baseball and softball fields. The football stadium is surrounded by a track and can seat up to 1,600 people. The auditorium seats up to 999 people, and the gymnasium has a capacity of 2,150.[3]

Classes[edit]

Liberty uses block scheduling,[4] with classes typically lasting 90 minutes, as opposed to the 45 minute classes used conventionally by schools in the United States.

In 2009, Liberty Technology Magnet High School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Tennessee average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.[5]

Liberty Crusader Athletics[edit]

Liberty won a TSSAA class 2A state championship in 2005-2006.[6] Former Liberty Crusader and current Murray State Racer guard Jewuan Long was named TSSAA class 2A "Mr. Basketball."[7]

Principals[edit]

Johnny Reynolds was the principal when the school opened in 2003, until October 31, 2008 when he retired as principal. June Murry is the current principal.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Wendy (14 October 2003). "Liberty Tech holds open house for parents, students". The Jackson Sun. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Liberty Is Now A Title I School". Liberty Technology Magnet High School. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "About The School". Liberty Technology Magnet High School. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Schedule". Liberty Technology Magnet High School. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Liberty Technology Magnet High School in Jackson, TN". Education.com. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Heist, Bob (28 March 2006). "Having a ball Liberty celebrates state title run". The Jackson Sun. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "TSSAA Announces Mr. Basketball Winners". The Chattanoogan. 17 March 2007. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Principal's Corner". Liberty Technology Magnet High School. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°40′33″N 88°45′41″W / 35.675929°N 88.761262°W / 35.675929; -88.761262