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FHS SARC_08-09

FHS SARC_08-09

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Liberty Union High School SARC
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Principal: Eric L. Volta
 Assistant Principal: Erik FaulknerAssistant Principal: Chris HollandAssistant Principal: Pam SetoAssistant Principal: Tara Biancamano1050 Neroly Road, Oakley, CA 94561(925) 625-5900 Fax: (925) 625-0396http://www.libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us/freedom/ 
School Accountability Report Card 2008-2009
Reported for school year 2007-2008Published during 2008-2009
District Office
Board of Trustees
Superintendent……………………………..Daniel M. SmithHuman Resources……………...………..….Jerry T. GlennAdministrative Services…………...………….Roy GhiggeriBusiness Manager…………………...…………..Rick MillerEducational Services ………………...…Mary VinciguerraProject Developer…………………………..Wayne ReevesMaintenance and Operations……………….Robert BrownSpecial Services……………………………......John SaylorTechnology……………………………..……….Gina KronerTransportation……………………………Steve McElhaney
A five Member Board of Trustees elected at large governs theDistrict that serves the City of Brentwood, City of Oakley and thecommunities of Bethel Island, Byron, Discovery Bay, andKnightsen:TermSteve Barr 2010Joanne Byer 2010Holly Hartman 2012Yolanda Peña-Mendrek 2010Ray Valverde 2012
I. Data and AccessDataQuest
is an online data tool located athttp://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/that contains additional information about this school andcomparisons of the school to the district, the county, and the state. Specifically,
is a dynamic system that provides reports for accountability (e.g. Academic Performance Index [API], Adequate Yearly Progress [AYP], test data, enrollment, graduates, dropouts, courseenrollments, staffing, and data regarding English learners.
Internet Access
Internet access is available at public libraries and other locations that are publicly accessible (e.g., the California State Library). Access to theInternet at libraries and public locations is generally provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Other use restrictions include the hours of operation, the length of time that a workstation may be used (depending on availability), the types of software programs available on aworkstation, and the ability to print documents.
II. About the School
Principal’s Message
Freedom High School has proven itself to be a unique learning experience for students in Far East County. The school, built in 1997, wasplanned around the tenets of Second to None, a California Department of Education document that stressed smaller learning communities,school-to-career opportunities and integration of curricular areas. Freedom High School along with its progressive founding, also believes inproviding a safe, sane and positive learning environment. Our faculty works hard at making students feel good about themselves and their school. As a school, we take pride in what we provide for our students and the community. I am proud to be serving Freedom High School andthe Oakley communities. This is my twelfth year in education administration and my twentieth in education.
School Description
In its thirteenth year of operation, Freedom High School is located in a rural-suburban portion of East Contra Costa County. Situated amongstnew housing developments, and rich pastures to the east, Freedom serves students from a large and diverse attendance area. The local settingalso underscores the challenge of serving both rural and suburban communities. Freedom High School is a comprehensive four-year high schoolthat is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This is the third year of a full six-year accreditation with a midterm reviewcoming up in the spring of ‘09. October enrollments for Freedom totaled 2289 students. The school’s attendance area serves the communities of Oakley, Bethel Island and Northern Brentwood. Ten maintenance and custodial staff members are assigned to Freedom High School on apermanent basis and are responsible for maintaining a safe and clean campus.
School Mission
The mission of Freedom High School is to educate students to prepare them for a successful future. Freedom will be the center for knowledge and pride in the community
Opportunities for Parental Involvement
Parents have the ability to support Freedom High School formally through organizations such as Athletic Boosters, Music Boosters, ChoralBoosters, and the School Advisory Council. In the Winter of 2004, Freedom High School created the Parent Advisory Group. This Group’s mainfunction is to provide feedback from the parents to the Principal regarding pertinent school issues. This group has met quarterly in the past.
Student Enrollment by Grade Level
This table displays the number of students enrolled in each grade level at the school.
Grade Level
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Total Enrollment
Student Enrollment by Group
This table displays the percent of students enrolled at the school who are identified as being in a particular group.
Racial and Ethnic Subgroup
Percentof TotalEnrollment
Racial and Ethnic Subgroup
Percentof TotalEnrollment
 African American
8.68 %
White (Not Hispanic)
49.82 %
 American Indian or Alaska Native
1.16 %
Multiple or No Response
2.4 %
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
16 %
4.23 %
English Learners
8 %
Hispanic or Latino
32.9 %
Students with Disabilities
13 %
Pacific Islander 
0.8 %
 Average Class Size and Class Size Distribution (Secondary)
This table displays by subject area the average class size and the number of classrooms that fall into each size category (a range of totalstudents per classroom).
2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008Number of Classrooms Number of Classrooms Number of ClassroomsSubject Avg.ClassSize1-20 21-32 33+ Avg.ClassSize1-20 21-32 33+ Avg.ClassSize1-20 21-32 33+English
28.2 32 50 5 25.3 45 44 11 25.2 44 45 15
36.4 4 32 27 29.4 14 33 21 28.0 20 30 25
29.7 1 57 1 29.4 4 46 11 30.3 4 35 27
Social Science
29.8 4 67 3 29.9 9 46 20 30.1 7 46 25
Information about the currency and contents of the school's comprehensive safety plan.
Date of Last Review/Update November 13, 2008
Date Last Discussed with Staff October 23, 2008
Each site updates their Emergency and School Safety Plans on a yearly basis. Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P.) were developed for allstaff members dealing with safety issues. Quarterly, the District meets with students to address safety issues on campus.
Suspensions and Expulsions
This table displays the rate of suspensions and expulsions (the total number of incidents divided by the total enrollment) at the school and districtlevels for the most recent three-year period.
16.7 15.9 15.4 13.0 16.2 16.4
0.5 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.1
School Facility Conditions and Planned Improvements (School Year 2008-09)
A walk-thru is completed two times a year addressing school facility conditions. The site is evaluated and any facilities that need repair are listedon the Facility Inspection Tool. The results of this survey are available at the district office. Planned remedial action and a timeline are set bythe site and district. The site and the district are committed to provide safe, clean, adequate and functional facilities to staff and students.District maintenance staff ensures that the repairs necessary to keep the school in good repair and working order are completed in a timelymanner. An online work order process is used to ensure efficient service and the emergency repairs are given the highest priority. The Director of Maintenance and Operations works daily with the custodial staff to develop cleaning schedules to ensure a clean and safe school. TheWilliams Uniform Complaint form, regarding facilities, can be picked up at the Principal’s Office.
School Facility Conditions Good Repair Status (School Year 2008-09)
Data reported are the determination of good repair as documented in a completed
Facility Inspection Tool on July 15, 2008
. Additionalinformation about the condition of the school's facilities may be obtained by speaking with the school principal or the Director of Maintenance &Operations.
Repair StatusItem InspectedGood Fair Poor Repair Needed and Action Taken or PlannedGas Leaks
Mechanical Systems
Windows/Doors/Gates (interior and exterior)
Interior Surfaces (walls, floors, and ceilings)
Hazardous Materials (interior and exterior)
Structural Damage
Fire Safety
Electrical (interior and exterior)
Pest/Vermin Infestation
Drinking Fountains (inside and outside)
Playground/School Grounds
Overall Cleanliness
Overall Summary of School Facility Good Repair Status (School Year 2008-09)
This table displays the overall summary of the results of the most recently completed school site inspection.
Facility ConditionItem InspectedExemplary Good Fair Poor Overall Summary
V. TEACHERSTeacher Credentials
This table displays the number of teachers assigned to the school with a full credential, without a full credential, and those teaching outside of their subject area of competence. Detailed information about teacher qualifications can be found at the
School DistrictTeachers2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08With Full Credential
88 89 94 273
Without Full Credential
8 7 8 23
Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence
5 3 3 N/A

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