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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Independence High School is an above average, public, alternative school located in San Francisco, CA. It has 201 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math.
Address
1350 7th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
Telephone
(415) 242-2528
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Independence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
1140
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Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$87,701
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,632
National
$949
Median Home Value
$858,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
201
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,006
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,970/ year
National
$12,239
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The teachers at this alternative, independent study school are very approachable, helpful, and supportive.They've really given me the support I needed to continue my academia in a timely manner, and are very knowledgable in terms of credits, grades, courses, etc. However, as many of the teachers are supervising teachers (aka an overseer of all of a students' coursework), they aren't quite knowledgable/interested in much of the course material that's given out. The curriculum of this school is gradually being changed though, as students are assigned to teachers specialized in certain courses in addition to their supervising teachers.
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I've just graduated from this school, and honestly, I really enjoyed my experience, but many might beg to differ. Independence High School is a SFUSD alternative school that uses the independent study curriculum, and is intended for those who need remedial courses, and/or just find the traditional school not suitable for their needs. Having transferred here after dwindling for a few years at my old, artistically + academically challenging school, and battling through mental health issues, I was able to heal. In addition, I was able to flourish intellectually, socially, and as a persn due to the extra time that Independence gave me throughout the week, as we were only required to go once a week. The extra time allowed me to work directly in my communities, take classes at CCSF, pursue internships, create art, music, dance and so much more, all while learning time management & self reliance. I just wish that the school provided more rigorous/challenging coursework options, so that I could have been challenged more academically as well, but that can be achieved through dual enrollment at CCSF/Skyline. Speaking on other things----the building itself is near spotless & really nice; there's a lot of resources, like new books, macbook airs/pros, 3d printer, etc.;the wellness center is so comfortable and fantastic; teachers/staff are so sociable, helpful, approachable, and amazing. At Independence, I got extremely involved with the prom committee, which turned out to be a success, and that's def one of the highlights of my time there, amongst many. I've met some of the most amazing, resilient people, grown, and had an amazing time all in all----this school is truly a hidden gem in the school system. It's also what you make of the experience, and for me, I guess I tried my best to make the most out of it, and it turned out. There's so many more things I can say about this fantastic school, but there's not enough words to do so, so I'll just give it all my love & gratitude.
Nothing really happens at this school since it's so mellow, obscure, and in a great neighborhood. This school does have an amazing school nurse, who mingles with the students and makes sure we're doing well, especially mentally, because the students at this school have faced many struggles that many other high schoolers don't face, and she understands that. The wellness center feels extremely safe, comfortable, and the center offers talks w/ a variety of topics like sexual violence, safe sex, gender and sexuality, etc. It's really fantastic.