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Liberty Public Schools
Liberty, Missouri
Liberty Public Schools logo.jpeg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. John Jungmann
Enrollment:11,327 students
Graduation rate:91.7%[1]
Number of schools:17
Budget: $135.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Scott Connor
Board members:7
Term length:3
Liberty Public Schools is a school district in Missouri that serves Clay County. It is the 18th-largest school district in Missouri, serving 11,327 students during the 2012-2013 school year in 17 schools with an operating budget of $135.7 million.[2]

About the district

Liberty Public Schools is located in Clay County, Mo.
Liberty Public Schools is located in north-west Missouri in Clay County. The county seat of Clay County is Liberty. Clay County is home to 230,473 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Clay County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.6 percent of Clay County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Clay County was $60,936 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Clay County was 9.0 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Clay County (%) Missouri (%)
White 88.5 83.7
Black or African American 5.8 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.5
Asian 2.3 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, Clay County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 47,310 56,191
2008 53,761 54,516
2004 44,670 51,193
2000 39,084 39,083

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current superintendent of Liberty Public Schools is Dr. John Jungmann, who was appointed to the position in November 2012. He previously served as superintendent of the Monett R-1 School District. His annual base salary is $180,000.[6]

School board

The Liberty School Board consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms.[7]

Liberty School Board
Member Position Term Ends
Scott Connor President 2016
Lori Tritz Vice President 2017
Charlene Armitage Member 2015
David Evans Member 2015
Kim-Marie Graham Member 2017
Angela Reed Member 2017
M. Andrew Roffmann Member 2016

School board elections

See also: Liberty Public Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Liberty School Board are elected at-large to three-year terms. Two seats were up for election in April 2013; Board President Scott Connor and member M. Andrew Roffmann were elected to the board. Three seats were on the ballot on April 8, 2014. Two seats will be on the ballot in April 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Liberty Public Schools:[2]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $91,949,219 58.6% $13,021,043 8.3% $9,343,187 6% $40,860,782 26% $1,847,781 1.2% $157,022,012
2014-2015 $95,316,999 70.2% $13,289,207 9.8% $9,571,572 7.1% $14,766,199 10.9% $2,756,441 2% $135,700,418
Averages: $93,633,109 64% $13,155,125 9% $9,457,379.5 6% $27,813,490.5 19% $2,302,111 2% $146,361,215

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Liberty Public Schools earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The scale is set up using steps, those of which don't necessarily correlate with years of experience. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 35,000 41,200
B.A. + 15 35,600 42,000
MA 38,100 70,600
MA + 15 39,600 72,100
MA + 30 41,100 73,600
MA + 45 42,600 75,100
MA + 60 44,100 76,600

Schools in Liberty Public Schools


Liberty Public Schools serves 11,327 students, as of 2012-2013 enrollment data. The district experienced an 8.8 percent increase in enrollment between 2010 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2010 and 2013:[9]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2010 10,379 -
2011 10,683 2.9
2012 11,078 3.7
2013 11,292 1.9

District schools

Liberty Public Schools operates 17 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Liberty Public Schools
School Name
Alexander Doniphan Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Heritage Middle School
Kellybrook Elementary School
Lewis and Clark Elementary School
Liberty Academy
Liberty High School
Liberty Middle School
Liberty North High School
Liberty Oaks Elementary School
Lillian Schumacher Elementary School
Manor Hill Elementary School
Ridgeview Elementary School
Shoal Creek Elementary School
South Valley Middle School
Warren Hills Elementary School

Academic performance

For the 2012-2013 school year, Liberty Public Schools students earned an average Missouri Assessment Program index score of 382.5. Students scored highest in science with an index score of 392.3, but they scored lowest in social studies with an index score of 372.0. The district's average MAP index score ranked 27 out of the 469 Missouri school districts that reported scores for all four tested subject areas.[11]

Contact information

Liberty Public Schools logo.jpeg
Liberty School Board
650 Conistor
Liberty, Missouri 64068
Phone: (816) 736-5300

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