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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Independence High School is a top rated, public school located in Frisco, TX. It has 1,715 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
10555 Independence Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75035
Telephone
(469) 633-5400

Independence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1250
177 responses
Average ACT
28
90 responses
AP Enrollment
52%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$117,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,313
National
$949
Median Home Value
$300,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Pink out/ Forthcoming games
    26%
  • Spirit dress up days
    22%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Activity Period
    10%
  • Going to clubs
    10%
  • Going to the library every morning
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,715
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,873
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,624/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses

Independence High School Reviews

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Independence High School does a good job of making every student feel cared for in any situation. Though it is a fairly young school, there is an abundance of school spirit and pride. Almost each and every student is proud to be a Knight! However, high schools across Frisco ISD could do a better job of preparing students for college. College is a totally different ball game, and students need to understand how it's different, how it works, and be prepared for it.
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Independence high school was a great experience for me. I learned to grow within myself while going out of my comfort zone and experiencing new things. Through the many courses that I took at independence, I have expanded my knowledge and felt very produce at this school. Independence created many opportunities for me that I have very much appreciated. This school provides amazing academics, safety, opportunities, college readiness, as well as interactive activities like sports. Overall, this school was an eye opening experience and I am glad I went to Independence High School.
Independence High School has a great student community. Not only do we have countless clubs and organizations for all different types of interest but students also provide a competitive environment that inspires success in others. However, the faculty at IHS is lacking. Most teachers at our school lack the ability or focus to teach and students tend to rely on self-studying to pass their exams. Additionally, the administration at the school is very impartial and unfair to students and the counselors are not supportive.