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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  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 15,083 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
About Independence School District...
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
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1260
8 responses
Average ACT
23
293 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
15,083
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,202
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%

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

30 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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My experience with ISD was average at most. There were happy moments, and there were sad moments that all melted in to one largely memorable experience that will last me a lifetime.
However; there are some things that I would like to see changed about the school district. Administration has fallen short in the empathy category in recent years, never really meeting the expectations for the fight against bullying.
They are even involved in a lawsuit at this very moment for turning a blind eye to a student whose life was turned upside down by a pack (15 or more) of bullies that followed her around the halls and to her home to injure or harass her. The school district was in denial.
I would love to see in the future, that the school district takes more notice of occurrences such as this.
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!