Liberty Technology Magnet High School

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Liberty Technology Magnet High School
Address
3470 Ridgecrest Road Extension
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
United States
Information
Type Public Technology Magnet
Established 2003
Principal Timothy Gilmer
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 772 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Burgundy and silver
Nickname Crusaders
Website

Liberty Technology Magnet High School is a public magnet high school located in Jackson, Tennessee. It opened to students in October 2003.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Classes[edit]

Liberty uses block scheduling,[5] 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.[6]

Athletics[edit]

Liberty won a TSSAA class 2A basketball state championship in 2005-2006.[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 served from 2008-2016. Timothy Gilmer took the position in January 2016. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liberty Technology Magnet High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Wendy (14 October 2003). "Liberty Tech holds open house for parents, students". The Jackson Sun. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Liberty Is Now A Title I School". Liberty Technology Magnet High School. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "About The School". Liberty Technology Magnet High School. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Schedule". Liberty Technology Magnet High School. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Liberty Technology Magnet High School in Jackson, TN". Education.com. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Heist, Bob (28 March 2006). "Having a ball Liberty celebrates state title run". The Jackson Sun. 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