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Independence High School
  • Public
  • SAN JOSE, CA

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade B+
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C minus

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Independence High School is a highly rated, public school located in SAN JOSE, CA. It has 2,879 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

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Independence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
459 responses
Average ACT
24
132 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$143,231
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,468
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,280,056
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 101 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 101 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 411 responses
  • Ralley and multi- culture assembly
    22%
  • Rallies (during and after) and food fairs.
    16%
  • Club days
    13%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Spirit Weeks
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,879
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 115 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 115 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 115 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 151 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 151 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 151 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,804 / year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 155 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 155 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 155 responses

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