B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Independence School District is an above average, public school district located in Independence, MO. It has 15,065 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
201 North Forest Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
Telephone
(816) 521-5300
Website

Independence School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1190
6 responses
Average ACT
23
216 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,065
Free or Reduced Lunch
66.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,202
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$178,977,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,553/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    6%

Independence School District Reviews

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I’m in love with my school and all, but sometimes I just wish that the district will pay attention to it a little more. Other schools get more opportunities and supplies. Our school seems to be what gets shown off the least. I’m happy with my school though. I’m happy with all the experiences that I’ve had in Van Horn!
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I liked how the Independence School District started adding more hands on classes, what they're referring to as academies. Sadly they started it my senior year so I didn't get the full experience but the time I had was amazing!
My experience within the Independence school district was a well benefited one. One thing i liked about this district was the opportunity they gave us students to be involved and our freedom to express ourselves. In the community of my high school i was capable of joining many clubs and organizations that suited the person i am. Nothing will compare to the love i gained from all faculty and district leaders; the care from them and teachers was overwhelming. I would suggest people choose this district because it's a community where anyone is welcomed and will be guaranteed an opportunity to gain beneficial steps into a successful career path.