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LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Missouri’s fastest-growing school district got a little bigger Wednesday.

Leaders in the Wentzville School District cut the ribbon on the district’s newest campus: Liberty High School in Lake St. Louis just off Highway N.

Liberty will open Thursday for the district’s first day of school.

There will be 283 freshmen starting at the school.

One student we spoke with is excited about being in Liberty`s first class.

“Just saying I was the first class to come through and the first class to graduate, so we’ll always be the special class coming in here. That’s what I think, so averything we do is the first and we’ll always be new and everything, so it’s going to be really fun I think,” said Danielle Corgan, 14.

Wentzville’s interim superintendent, Curtis Cain, added, “From a student perspective, and actually a staff perspective as well, they get to establish a tradition. They get to establish a legacy and that’s a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Liberty is the Wentzville district’s third high school.

The school’s colors are red, white and blue and they will be called the 'Eagles.'

Liberty has a capacity of 1,250 students.

District leaders hope to be at 1,200 students in four years.