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Independence High School
  • Public
  • CHARLOTTE, NC

Report Card

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

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Independence High School is an above average, public school located in CHARLOTTE, NC. It has 2,083 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1140
268 responses
Average ACT
23
186 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$80,093
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,025
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$281,200
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 29 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
  • Football games
    21%
  • Patriots on Parade
    15%
  • Theatre performances
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Prom promise
    8%
  • Singing in front of judges
    8%
  • The basketball Games, Soccer, baseball games
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,083
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 35 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,039
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,674 / year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 44 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 44 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 44 responses

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