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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Independence High School is a highly rated, public school located in Independence, OH. It has 358 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
6001 Archwood Rd
Independence, OH 44131
Telephone
(216) 642-5860
Website

Independence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
19 responses
Average ACT
27
59 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
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Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$84,900
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,600
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    25%
  • Attending school/community events
    18%
  • Attending school plays
    14%
  • Ipride
    14%
  • Boys basketball games
    7%
  • Having the opportunity to go to Florida twice to p
    7%
  • Pep assembly's
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
358
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,919
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,361/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Independence High School Reviews

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Independence High School is a secondary school composed of less than 400 students with graduating classes under 100 students. With such a small average class size, although academics are valued highly, a lack of depth of high level and advanced classes exist. However at Independence, there is a great teacher to student relationship, opportunity for involvement in clubs and organizations, and overall safety.
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Most teachers are good but many of them only keep their jobs because they've been here so long. The only reason I feel prepared for college is because I signed up for a college application class, but that will only be a class this year. Counselors are good with helping you sign up for ccp classes and scheduling regular classes. Administration is in everyone's business and tries to handle out of school issues, which have nothing to do with them.
I feel that the teachers at this school genuinely care about the educational future of the students that attend the school They are always willing to help students if it is needed or asked. They recommend students to pursue classes that might challenge students more academically. The guidance counselors truly make the students feel as if they are one of their children. They take them under their wings from the time of entering high school until graduation, making sure that the student is fulfilling their highest potential. The counselors and teachers send home post cards for parents to acknowledge when students go above and beyond. Teachers, counselors and administrators truly care about the students at Independence High School!