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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Independence High School is a public school located in Columbus, OH. It has 637 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
Address
5175 Refugee Rd
Columbus, OH 43232
Telephone
(614) 365-5372
Website

Independence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
Average ACT
20
26 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,156
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$856
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • First football pep rally
    32%
  • Senior night
    23%
  • Home coming
    18%
  • Signing day
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Prom
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
637
Free or Reduced Lunch
87%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,140
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,851/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Independence High School has all of the necessary resources and opportunities required to give a student a successful, and memorable, high school experience! I have attended I-High for five years, (entering in the 8th) and by my sophomore year I was very involved in sports, the arts, and even scored very well on the ACT. If a student is determined to succeed, they will do very well at Independence High School.
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Although there is a lot of disagreements people have with my school, me personal I think its a pretty good school the kids are very supportive. One day we had a talent show and the step team was performing yes we did good but some parts of the show we definitely messed up me and the rest of the team was so embarrassed has we continued to dance the crowd just start cheering more and we gained our confidence and finished strong. Attending independence high school has been a great experience for me , they provide programs such as ALL THAT, Iwomen, and Clean up crew and guess what ? IM IN ALL!! the kids are amazing and the principle is too. He truly cares about all his students he stop in every class room everyday and say good morning to every student literally i'm not joking.
Independence High School has consistently been rated as one of the top academic schools in Ohio. IHS has great opportunities for student achievement due to the small personable classes, and the teacher interactions on a personal basis. One thing that should be added are more AP courses for students to take considering the percentage of students that take these advanced courses.