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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Independence High School is a top rated, public school located in Frisco, TX. It has 1,825 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 89% in reading.
Address
10555 Independence Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75035
Telephone
(469) 633-5400
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Independence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1270
268 responses
Average ACT
28
141 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
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$120,701
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,368
National
$949
Median Home Value
$335,900
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.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Pink out/ Forthcoming games
    22%
  • Spirit dress up days
    18%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Activity Period
    10%
  • Going to clubs
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,825
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,419
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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
$14,128/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses

Independence High School Reviews

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Independence is a great school, and what makes it so is the staff. Like any school, there can be a few teachers that aren't the most wonderful, but the majority of the staff are committed to educating their students. Apart from that, I find the culture at Independence is way healthier than surrounding high schools. Independence is comparatively more competitive with high-achieving students, but the culture created by the staff is to promote inclusion and amiable collaboration among students. I'm so blessed to have gone to school here. Go Knights!
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Independence High School is a excellent school to prepare young students for the future. It is a good environment to study and develop academic and educational skills. My personal experience was very good and they prepared me well academically for the next stage of my life, collage. I moved from Puerto Rico to Texas during my senior year and I can affirm that the education of Independence High School was really helpful for my life. One of the challenges I feared when moved from my hometown was the language, and the IHS ESL program and the teacher gave me more confidence to develop my language skills. Other things I want to highlight are the counseling service, collage readiness and safety. The school brings resources to give them the tools they need for collage. There are very good regulations and rules and regulations for safety. I would change the food service by adding more food. options.
Overall, a very good school. Beautiful architecture and a courtyard for students to eat lunch in. Administration can sometimes be hard to deal with, especially assistant princepals and a few teachers that make learning the curriculum harder on their students. The visual art program is well known in the school district, and has broken records for going to state. There are many sports students can choose to participate in as well as a wide variety of classes to choose from. However, since this is a relatively new school, they are still trying to figure out traditions and they dont offer a huge variety of clubs.