Award Year: 2018

Liberty Park Middle School

17035 Liberty Parkway
Vestavia Hills, AL, 35242-7539

(205) 402-5450

Mrs. Tonya Rozell, Principal at time of Nomination

Vestavia Hills City Schools

School Website

https://twitter.com/LibertyParkMS

Mission

We ensure students learn without limits in a nurturing environment, encouraging creativity, appreciation for diversity, and with opportunities to explore paths to a bold future.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 83%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 8%
Application
Aspiring engineers construct a STEM hammock to practice scientific inquiry.

Aspiring engineers construct a STEM hammock to practice scientific inquiry.

Unlike many middle schools in Alabama which are surrounded by city centers and areas of business and commerce, Liberty Park Middle School is situated on 4,000 acres of meticulously preserved natural woodlands, lakes, manicured parks, walking trails, and sidewalks. On a typical school day, students arrive by way of carpool, by walking or riding their bikes, or as some parents prefer, by driving a golf cart along one of the many sidewalks to drop their kids off at the crosswalk entrance to the school.

Liberty Park Middle School, built in 2008, is a public middle school in the Vestavia Hills City School system serving the northeastern area of Vestavia including the Liberty Park subdivision and the community of Cahaba Heights near the Cahaba River. Liberty Park Middle School (LPMS) currently serves 530 students in grades 6, 7, and 8.

[LPMS] Lead Your Learning - Practice Pride - Make Mindful Choices - Serve Selflessly. This is the motto that students and faculty live by at Liberty Park Middle School, which can only be accomplished through a collaborative effort from all stakeholders. The single practice that has been the most instrumental to our school's success is teamwork. "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results" - Andrew Carnegie. When it comes to academics, socio-emotional needs, and organizational objectives, teamwork is key to the ongoing growth and achievement at LPMS.