Independence High School
- INDEPENDENCE, OH
Independence High School Reviews
Rating 4 out of 5 72 reviews
I think overall it was pretty good. It's basically an average high school. Most of the teachers were nice and understanding. The workload was normally manageable.
I liked the small class sizes, extracurricular opportunities, and pride in the school district. Attending a small school allowed me to develop personal relationships with my peers, teachers, and faculty members that helped me excel in and out of the classroom.
The high school experience can be surreal during school events, sports, games, and in the classroom. The staff can be very kind and caring.
Throughout the years I enjoyed Independence High School. The building was always clean and safe. There is rarely any bullying and everyone knows each other because it is a small school. Although the students are nice the teachers are not the best. The math program at my school is not very good and there is only one amazing math teacher and the rest of them don't teach well at all. Some of the staff is rude to you instead of wanting to help you.
Excellent teachers in all levels of school, but the small community leads to a lot of drama. The high school in particular offers classes that really challenge students if that's what they're looking for, as well as a good amount of school spirit which makes the high school experience a little more fun.
Overall, great school with good academics. Absolutely love open campus privilege for upperclassmen who qualify. Would like to see more class based on preparing students for the real world, example would be a class strictly on loans, credit, insurance etc. this would really be helpful for preparing the students for life on their own!
My experience at Independence High School has been a memorable one. Overall it has been a very good experience that made me grow as a person. This school district is unique because of the size. You walk down the halls and know everyone. Teachers are your friends parents and you have known these kids since primary school. Everyone knows everything about you. The only complaint I have is how small the school is. That is not the schools fault but I wish it was different. Some days I wish I did not get stopped in the hallway by everyone but I will miss that when I go to college. My four years at IHS have been the best years of my life so far and I would speak good of this school to anyone who asks.
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.
The teachers were good and they do get you ready for college. There's lots of clubs and the teachers and staff really do care about your safety.
During my 4 years at Independence, I always felt at home and safe because the majority of the teachers were always there for me if I ever needed anything.
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.
Great school. Teachers are more than always there for you. Very engaging, allows a lot of student flexibility as well. There is more than academics taught here, life lessons are given to the students better than any school could possibly teach.
It's a bubble. Great education but not the best place for anyone unpopular. I had a great 4 years. The school holds you to high standards.
The social atmosphere is quite lax at our school. The more popular people tend to be quite intelligent and those that do not try in school are looked down on. Students get involved in sports and activities a great deal. There is very little diversity at our school, but those that are of different races are not ridiculed. I think students look up to them kind of.
I love the activities offered. I participate in band, biology society, monopoly club, student council, and swimming. All of the clubs are well-managed, fun, and of a reasonable price. The commitment for different activities ranges based on what clubs you join.
Personally, I love the tight-knit atmosphere that Independence schools have to offer. There is a great deal of trust between everyone due to the fact that our district if so small. The clubs our school has to offer our great. I would definitely choose Independence again. The experience at this school is unlike any other.
It is difficult to complete this survey accurately because I have had many different teachers who taught using a wide range of styles. Some were amazing and exhibit all the great qualities a teacher should. Some were not effective in their teaching styles and did do their best to make sure the class understood what they were teaching. Overall, I would have to say the bulk of my teachers demonstrated effective teaching styles and had prominently sage characteristics. However, I do not thing the teachers use the technology available in the building effectively. Other than projecting something to the front of the room, there is very little technology use in the school. Mind you, we have chromebooks, iPads, SmartBoards, Elmo projectors, and basically every Apple computer issued. (Students use this tools effectively; they are not used in the classroom.)