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Independence High School
  • Public
  • BAKERSFIELD, CA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade B+
  8. Sports
    grade B+
  9. Food
    grade B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Independence High School is an above average, public school located in BAKERSFIELD, CA. It has 2,142 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
248 responses
Average ACT
25
26 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$63,139
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,104
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$247,000
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 37 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
  • Participating school activities and events.
    25%
  • Watching the homecoming game.
    21%
  • Plays or drama/music department events
    20%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Senior sunrise
    8%
  • Watching and participating in cross country events
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,142
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,303
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 54 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,163 / year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 61 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 61 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 61 responses

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