|LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
140 West 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
LIBERTY FAST FACTS:
- Principal: Jill Burnside
- Secretary: Karen Peterson
- School schedule – 8:40 AM to 3:15 PM; no Preparation Day
- Enrollment: 402 students KG-6th grade (2016-17)
- Kindergarten: Full-day same as regular hours; Half-day 8:40-11:30 AM & 12:25-3:15 PM
- School promotion: Hillcrest Junior High & Murray High School
- Mascot: Liberty Leopards
- School Colors: Blue & White
- Built: Liberty is the oldest original school in the Murray District
A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
Liberty Elementary is the oldest school existing on an original site in Murray. The first structure was built in 1874 as state District #24 School, replaced in 1893 by the Winchester School and then renamed Liberty School in a 1905 student naming contest when a new three-story brick building on sandstone foundation was completed about the same time as the formal organization of the Murray City School District. The school received the addition of 10 rooms in 1957; 5 classrooms, the office and gym in 1964. The oldest building section was demolished in 1988.
The school received an addition of a 10-room building in 1957; then five classrooms, an office and a gym in 1964. The old three-story building was demolished in 1988, and a new wing was constructed onto the remaining newer section. Many subsequent upgrades and remodels have been undertaken since to ensure safety and comfort at the school.
Today, the halls of Liberty Elementary School are filled with creative artwork, dedicated teachers, vibrant students and committed parent volunteers exemplifying the school’s “PAWsome” expectations. A main focus recently is “Bucket Fillers”; trying each day to fill others’ buckets through kind and respectful behavior, and avoiding being unkind and disrespectful. A recognition assembly is held each month when students receive a certificate for demonstrating Bucket Filler character traits. The school’s annual Turkey Trot is highly anticipated and Liberty has a chess club after school on Thursday nights, along with many other popular school activities.
The historic heritage of this legacy school moves forward with enthusiasm and excitement as Liberty Elementary school and community spirit remains strong!