About Our District

About Our District

State Testing Highlights:
  • 8th grade Algebra students scored 100% proficient
  • 15 of 23 state tested areas were above the state average
  • Met 3 of 4 state indicators in Social Studies
  • ELA increased in grades 4, 5, 9, and 10
  • Math increased in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
  • HS level Algebra increased by 27% over last year
***Scroll down for more information from our elementary, middle and high schools.

The Liberty Union-Thurston Elementary School

The Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development. As each child discovers and develops his/her unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education and their self-confidence, responsibility, and initiative grows. The children quickly understand the benefits of different gifts and talents; they learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best.

Land Lab
Our school is walking distance from a multi-acre land lab that includes three nature classrooms with benches, walking path, decking over wetlands, and a stream which our students explore as fourth graders.

Math Experts
Students in the second, third and fourth grades competed in a local math competition and scored top honors.

Community Connections
In conjunction with our local public library which is in walking distance from the building, over 200 of our 500 students were issued library cards.

Increasing AIR Scores in Every Tested Area
3rd Grade Reading +7 percentage points
3rd Grade Math     +7 Percentage points
4th Grade ELA       +21 Percentage points
4th Grade Math     +24 Percentage points
4th Grade Math     +3 Percentage points

The Liberty Union-Thurston Middle School

Middle School science fair students have received Superior ratings at district, state and national levels.

“ Future City Team” was recognized as “Best overall use of energy” with their display board at the regional competition held in Columbus, Ohio.

Social studies teacher Keith Robinson received the outstanding program award at the spring conference of the Ohio School Boards Association.

Students using the I-Ready math program in grade 5-8 increased by 207% to the selected growth target assigned by the I-Ready Administrator.

AIR State Testing Math scores increased from last year.

5th grade up 18 points, 6th grade up 7 points, 7th grade up 6 points and 8th grade up 9 points.

The Liberty Union-Thurston High School


2016-17= 21 LUHS Students 2017-18= 25 LUHS Students

The Career Technical Center is for students in the 11th and 12th grades who have interest and ability to profit from courses designed to acquaint students with specific careers or vocations.  The Career Technical Center prepares students for employment in industry, business, and service sectors of the economy.


2016-17= 35 LUHS Students / 120 Courses at 1 accredited university

2017-18= 25 LUHS Students at 3 accredited universities

College Credit Plus is a program that gives high school students an opportunity to be enrolled in both high school and college coursework at the same time. College Credit Plus replaces Ohio’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program (PSEO) and all dual enrollment programs. Students must meet the admission requirements set forth by the university. Students eligible for College Credit Plus must be academically ready for college level courses and be willing to follow the procedures outlined by the university while still in high school.

Clubs and Organizations

Yearbook ~ Knowledge Bowl ~ Debate Club ~ Band ~ Model UN ~ Foreign Language Club ~ Women’s Choir ~ Diversity Club ~ Interact Club ~ Prom Committee ~ Chess Club ~ Guitar Club ~ Student Council ~ National Honor Society ~ Chorale


Golf ~ Soccer ~ Cross Country ~ Volleyball ~ Football ~ Cheerleading ~ Basketball ~ Swimming ~ Wrestling ~ Softball ~ Baseball ~ Track


2016-2017 School Year Highlights

  • Ethan Kaper was named National Champion for his FFA proficiency project.
  • Jamie Walter was selected as a member of the FFA National Band
  • Olivia Congrove was selected as an EF Tours scholarship winner for a trip to Milan, Italy
  • Logan Lawhorn won the OHSAA Swimming State Championship in the 100 Breast.
  • Girl’s Basketball team won the division 3 district championship.
  • Kenley French was the Fairfield County representative for the Franklin B. Walter scholarship.
  • The Graduation Class of 2017 saw 117 students walk the stage and collect their diploma.

LUHS Placed 2nd in Fairfield County in the Algebra End of Course AIR Test.

Elementary School Bullying Report

1st Semester
Reported- 3
Investigated- 3
Verified- 1

2nd Semester
Reported- 2
Investigated- 2
Verified- 0

Middle School Bullying Report

1st Semester
Reported-  1
Investigated -  1
Verified-   0

2nd Semester
Reported - 1
Investigated - 1
Verified - 0

High School Bullying Report

1st Semester
Reported- 1
Investigated- 1
Verified- 0

2nd Semester
Reported- 1
Investigated- 1
Verified- 0
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