Independence High School
- BAKERSFIELD, CA
Independence High School Reviews
Rating 3.84 out of 5 435 reviews
My experience has been great. The various teachers and staff I have come in contact with over the past years have been so helpful and really supportive.
It is a wonderful public school with a good curriculum and teachers. It also has many clubs to join, and if you are into drama and the theater, you should definitely join the theater club here at Independence.
Independence high school was overall a good school. They had many supportive teachers that were always willing to help you and give many chances on improving your grade. I felt comfortable being able to go up to any of my teachers when I needed help on an assignment. I had a very supportive counselor that checked in with me at least twice a year to make sure I was on track with my credits. IHS helped me enroll to BC with their bc workshop day. IHS has many fun activities for the students to do, like hosting rallys or little events during lunch time. They have many clubs, including an esports. There was a variety of different foods at school, healthy foods as well. Some of the only problems I had with IHS is that it is so hard to find an open bathroom. I have to walk so far just to find out a bathroom is closed. The bathroom has no mirrors and even the toilet paper could be missing. I feel uncomfortable using the bathroom since I often find a group of kids vaping in there.
My experience at Independence High School is actually very fun and amazing. Although the environment can be a little harsh sometimes, overall it is a great school. I love seeing all my friends and making connections with my teachers. I am on ASB at Independence I love to put on events for the school. I am also on the tennis team so I have many different bonds with different people. All in all, my experience is a very positive one to say the least at Independence High School.
I met some pretty great people at Independence, and the teachers were really nice. I didn't like that bullying problems were kind of just tossed around and not solved.
Independence High School is a very good school that is diverse and engaging. For instance, they often hold many school events that keep everyone involved such as Spirit weeks and fun game participations. Likewise, there are an immense amount of clubs and sports to participate, and they all provide great opportunities for success. On the other hand, the school could provide slightly better food, but it has been improving. In addition, there are fights that occur and although they manage to maintain everything very well, there are sometimes fights that are not able to immediately be resolved. Additionally, there are many students who smoke within the bathrooms, resulting in the fire alarm going off, but the school has been taking many measures, such as requiring that one must strictly go to the bathroom near them, in order to avoid a group gathering from different students. Similarly, one must also have their bathroom pass signed by a security office.
I was supposed to go to Golden Valley, but transferred to Independence, and it was the best decision I ever made. I am an AP student, so that might change some things, but all of my teachers have been incredibly supportive and kind to me. There are obviously issues and bad people, but it's all about the groups you choose to hang around.
It is a very good school and the community is very loving and caring. The teachers all have dedication to teach and it is a great school!
i personally had a really good experience because of all of the opportunities i got to engage with the school and be able to feel apart of the school, some of the staff are really cool and fun to be around, others not…
Independence High School was great during my 4 years. I made a large group of friends that all have different backgrounds but still had the same dream of higher education. The school had one special program that I couldn’t have had anywhere else and wouldn’t have learned almost everything that I have learned during that program, being the Energy and Utilities Career Academy.
Independence High School is a pretty decent school and average in all aspects for being a public school.
Good school with majority of great teachers who are great at going over the criteria of assignments.
My high school experience was decent, I would say there needs to be improvements when it comes to food and some staff.
I think the school was very nice. There are a lot of quality teachers that felt that taught me pretty well. The school has many activities and rallies in the quad, as well as a lot of clubs. The school also seems pretty clean, but the bathrooms not so much. And the school food is pretty boring so I usually would not eat anything.
Independence High School is a school that always tries to push the students to do better. Although the school is not perfect the staff there try their best to help all the students succeed and graduate. At independence I really loved how the teachers engaged with the students and wanted everyone to do their best. The grading system there is very simple and not too overwhelming. I enjoyed going to Independence and it was very friendly and welcoming when I first started to got there.
I feel safe. The staff is very nice. We have a welcoming AVID program. Academics are great here. The math department is not that great.
I just had a fun time their and felt like I learned new things each day, which is all you can hope for for a school. The main thing I would want is more scholarship opportunities.