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"Providing opportunities in a safe and equitable environment
where students can learn to think critically, communicate effectively
and make responsible choices"

Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, located on 7.2 acres of land just south of Downtown Lawrence, has served its students well through many transformations. The school originally opened its doors in 1923 as the city's post-World War I high school. Named Liberty Memorial High School, the building stands as a monument to high school students and graduates from Lawrence who lost their lives in the war. Upon the opening of Lawrence High School in 1954, Liberty Memorial became Lawrence Junior High School. As the city grew, the school district needed an additional junior high school to serve students. To avoid confusion when the second junior high school opened in 1960, LJHS was renamed Central Junior High School. To better serve students, the school district converted its junior highs to middle schools for grades 6-8, beginning in the 2011-12 school year. Along with this educational program change, Central changed its name to Liberty Memorial Central Middle School to pay homage to its rich history.

Mascot: Mustang
Colors: Red and White

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Principal Jeff Harkin

Jeff Harkin, principal
Jeremy McDonnell, assistant principal

Liberty Memorial Central Middle School
1400 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044-3432

Telephone: (785) 832-5400
Fax: (785) 832-5403

Last Modified: Jul 01, 2011

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