Liberty High School is a four-year public high school located in Jersey City, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as part of the Jersey City Public Schools. The school was established in September 1999 as a partnership between the Jersey City Board of Education and Hudson County Community College.
The school is intended to offer a very small learning community, in contrast to the large comprehensive high schools in the district, offering a family-like atmosphere where students feel involved, supported and challenged.As of the 2019–20 school year, the school had an enrollment of 231 students and 20.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.6:1. There were 141 students (61.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 18 (7.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 268th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 186th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 163rd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 245th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 249th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school 273rd out of 367 public high schools statewide in its 2009-10 rankings which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The school requires students to wear school uniforms consisting of white/black polo shirts with the school logo on it and khaki pants.