West Fargo Liberty Middle School
Liberty Middle School is designed to accommodate 1,200 students, grades 6th through 8th. The educational spaces covering 210,000 square feet include: traditional classrooms, science labs, dedicated teaching stations for technical, art and consumer sciences, along with special education facilities. The design also includes dedicated music rooms for band, choir, orchestra and general music, rehearsal, an auditorium with 460 seats, a competition gym with two full-size basketball courts and an auxiliary gym for practice and physical education classes. All teaching stations are equipped with projectors and projection screens or active smart-boards.
The spaces in the middle school support the STEM program, promoting team work and collaboration. Liberty Middle School features a 3-stories academic wing that accommodates one grade level per floor. Classrooms are clustered around two large team centers, each team center having a dedicated computer cluster.
The 3-stories academic wing is adjacent to a 2-stories wing accommodating the encore curriculum: tech ed and business labs, art classrooms, family and consumer science lab and the media center.
The building features energy efficient lighting and a dual-fuel HVAC system that also uses ice storage tanks for cooling. The outdoor facilities, shared with Sheyenne High School located to the south, include: practice and playing fields for football and soccer, baseball diamonds, athletic running track and tennis courts.