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Liberty Corner, New Jersey
Somerset County
Bernards Township School District
Liberty Corner School is a public school located in Liberty Corner, New Jersey with 526 students in grades KG-5.
Highlights
A primary focus at Liberty Corner School is the character development of our students. Character Education is infused throughout the school day with a focus on developing strong morals.
Most recent Character Education award: 2019 Promising Practice in Character Education Through Sports Education. Character.org
Awards

2019 Promising Practice "Character Education Through Sports Education", 2017 Promising Practice “Connection Day” (Character.org), 2015 National School of Character (Character.org), 2015 State School of Character (Character.org), 2015 National Blue Ribbon School

Location
61 Church Street
Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
Contact
Principal: Dr. James Oliver
908-204-2550
joliver@bernardsboe.com
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Grades
KG-5
White 64%
Black 1%
Asian 23%
Hispanic 7%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 5%
School size
526
students
Female 48.5%
Male 51.5%
Economically disadvantaged students 3%
Students with disabilities 14%
English learners 2%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
88
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 14%
76
1st Grade 16%
82
2nd Grade 18%
97
3rd Grade 18%
93
4th Grade 19%
99
5th Grade 15%
79
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English & language arts proficiency
67%
of students

Math proficiency
73%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.6
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 3
Total incidents 3
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
77%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 39%
6 to 10 days 34%
11 to 15 days 17%
Over 15 days 7%
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English 87.3%
Other 5.7%
Chinese 2.3%
Spanish 2.1%
Korean 1.5%
Hindi 1.1%
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Learn more about Liberty Corner School.

Mission

History: Liberty Corner School in the Liberty Corner Section of Bernards Township was built in 1905 for a farming community. It is a nationally recognized landmark registered with the NJ Register of Historic Places.LCS Philosophy: There are about 530 students in grades K-5 with ethnic, racial, economic, and cultural variations that present numerous opportunities to explore understanding, celebrate our similarities and acknowledge our differences. The recognition of our historic past and the celebration of our future keep us staunchly committed to our mission as we face further changes and challenges. We strive to provide academic excellence and social assurance as we nurture the emotional well-being of each student. Programs, initiatives, and a rigorous curricula promote critical thinking, flexibility of attitude and cooperative skills. This will instill a love of learning that will enable our students to become assertive, determined individuals who contribute positively to society.

Academics

Our mission is to provide a superior education while meeting individual needs, differences and similarities of our children. A rigorous curriculum, substantiated by current educational research, encourages flexibility and diversification. Our educators understand, recognize and address the multiple intelligences, varying learning styles and differing developmental stages of the students.Our literature-based reading program is a balance of shared reading, guided reading and phonetic integration. Our math program, Go Math! is a high interest, hands-on, inquiry-directed approach that complements our district curriculum goals and objectives. All students are exposed to art, music, technology and physical education. It is our intent to provide developmentally appropriate programs with high expectations and opportunities for challenge and enrichment. We embrace the opportunity to nurture and foster values and morals in our students that will result in compassionate individuals.

Clubs

At LCS, we have various opportunities for students to engage in student leadership opportunities to promote student voice. These programs include the following:Kids for Character a 5th grade Committee (KFC) This is our student character education committee. Paws Up Greeters (New 2017-18) These students will offer a friendly hello and high five wearing a “lion paw”. This group will focus on social skills and starting the day off on a positive note. Boosters (A program for students who need a boost in self-esteem. Students in upper grades give up their recess time 1 x per week to work with younger students in one of their specials. Student Council - An important leadership committee that makes decisions representing the student body. Peace Patrol Program: 5th Graders take turns once a week having lunch with 3rd graders and go outside with 3rd graders playing with them and acting as extra “eyes and ears” for the Recess Leaders.

Teachers

Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety Parent and Student presentation was provided in October, 2019. Character Ed Staff College to write the Character Ed Curriculum for 19-20 school year. Back to School Night focus for parents was a presentation on our Character Ed Program for the 19-20 school year. This enhanced communication and understanding of what character education looks like and why it is important. Cybersafety & Digital Citizenship Parent and student presentation.

Supports

Individual Health Plan (IHP)504Individual Education Plan (IEP)I&RS Action Plans

Health

Part of our Character Education program focuses on mindfulness.Our PE curriculum and Health Curriculum focus on developing healthy choices and habits.

Parents

PTO Monthly Meetings / Coffee with the Principal / Submit your Questions about LCS Link on Website / S.S.T.: Monthly Meetings / P.T.O.: Monthly Meetings / Character Education: Monthly Newsletters / Classroom Newsletters.

School safety

Liberty Corner School maintains a school crisis management team that is part of a larger district team. The crisis management team meets monthly and consists of administrators and teachers. The crisis management team reviews all safety measures in the building, both for the physical plant and procedurally. The school safety team reviews harassment, intimidation, and bullying reports; identifies potential hot spots for bullying; and makes recommendations to administrators for changes to the system.

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Kids for Character Mission Statement: Character is what makes up a person. At LCS, we strive to always improve our character. We treat others the way we want to be treated and look out for each other. The pillars of character are very important to follow, that is why the students at Liberty Corner School try to obey them. The pillars of character are, fairness, caring, respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, responsibility, and citizenship, along with self-control and cooperation. Older students are looked up to and need to be good role models, which is why monthly assemblies are presented. Everybody can make a difference in this school. Whether it’s standing up to bullies or coming up with ideas, there is strength in numbers, so we encourage bystanders to speak up. Everyone in this school is equal, regardless of age, grade, or ability. At LCS, everybody is important and we make LCS the school it is today.

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