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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Independence High School is an above average, public school located in Glendale, AZ. It has 2,114 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
Address
6602 N. 75th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85303
Telephone
(623) 435-6100
Website

Independence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1050
32 responses
Average ACT
22
40 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,817
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$880
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Assemblies
    24%
  • Fall festivals
    23%
  • Band/Orchestra events
    11%
  • Dance shows
    10%
  • Art Show
    8%
  • Theatre events
    8%
  • Dances
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,114
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,100
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,114/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Independence High School was a school that I thoroughly enjoyed attending for four years. The staff and teachers are encouraging individuals that motivate us students to succeed and be the best individuals that we can. The school does an amazing job to try to get their students involved with the various clubs and extracurricular activities that they provide. I've made numerous friends during my time enrolled and believe that their academics have properly prepared me as best as they can for college. The atmosphere at Independence is a warm and welcoming one that brings together students and teachers. Even through harsh times such as the deaths of our loved ones and friends we hold dearly, we know we can rely on other for comfort and support. Independence High School is more than just a school, but a community that I can go back to and be welcomed to.
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Independence High School creates a environment where students feel supported and safe. Everyone is really friendly and welcoming. IHS makes everyone who comes in freshman year feel at home. It is very obvious that teachers and faculty genuinely want the students to succeed. They give their time and patience to provide a better education. Teachers always have their doors’ open to students no matter what. If you walk through the halls before and after school, you’ll see students in classrooms asking questions. One unique thing this school does is emphasize on keeping the campus clean. They make sure students keep it up and maintain a clean environment which is something that is incredibly important.
Independence is an incredible school that makes students a main priority. The staff are professional in handling any situations and they do their best to prevent any incidents from occurring. Independence is a school that one can always feel safe at and to feel that ones grades matter. One thing that could be change would be the funding, most sports get majority of the new funds and other classes or electives get none. It would be great to see an improvement in the auditorium systems and school supplies, for most teachers at Independence struggle to get a smart board.