About Our District

About Our District

Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District embodies the following core values in its efforts to fulfill our mission of Empowering ALL students to maximize their talents.   
  • Innovative Excellence
  • Student Achievement
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Safe and Productive Learning Organization 
Each day the staff of Liberty Union Schools work toward our vision of Preparing every student to be successful in the 21st century.  
Below are some highlights from recent years.  
State Testing Highlights: 
  • 8th grade Algebra students scored 100% proficient
  • 12 of 21 state tested areas were above the state average
  • LU increased scores in 10 tested areas 
  • ELA increased in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10

The Liberty Union-Thurston Elementary School

The Lion ROARS of behavior expectations 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.

The Liberty Union-Thurston Middle School

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

The 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 over 150% to the selected growth target assigned by the I-Ready Administrator.

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

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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