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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Independence High School is a highly rated, public school located in Thompson's Station, TN. It has 1,561 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
1776 Declaration Way
Thompson's Station, TN 37179
Telephone
(615) 472-4600
Website

Independence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1320
19 responses
Average ACT
27
281 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$97,917
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,426
National
$949
Median Home Value
$356,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Senior privileges (exemptions, balcony, parking)
    32%
  • Football games
    29%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Basketball games
    5%
  • Pep rallys
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,561
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,573
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,514/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Independence High school is one of the best public high schools in Williamson county, and as a senior I have overall enjoyed my experience there over the past years. Its welcoming environment not only allows for academic success, but also the ability to create connections and relationships that will last. The teachers and administration make it easy to ask for help and do a good job of recognizing when a student is struggling. The opportunities and involvement in clubs and activities are countless, giving students a chance to take part in what interests them. For example, I have been involved in our special needs program Best Buddies, a student leadership club (STARS), and being a student ambassador. Although our school diversity lacks, the student culture is full of different types of people who all come together to use their talents and qualities to create a positive learning environment.
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I am a student. I transferred from Northern New Jersey where it was challenging to make As in my classes. Here, i am in all Honors as AP and i have straight As, and grades above a 100, without studying. Most teachers and administration are nice, but this school does not prepare a student for college at all! We are treated like 5 year olds. I understand safety procedures, but some rules and guidelines are punishing both the parent and student. Attendance seems to be more important than grades here. Yes, our sports are great here, but that shouldn't be the only thing that makes the administration make exceptions to their rules. Also, the teachers are more involved in their own personal lives than the students. They complain about their jobs all day. This is not a terrible school. The school district is the best in this area, but if I would choose NJ schools over this any day. Independence needs to get their priorities straight.
I had excellent teachers, great sports, and a supportive environment. All of my teachers knew the course topic and taught it to perfection, preparing me for my university courses to the point where I feel that my high school classes were far harder than the general education classes at my university. The school environment was great, I always felt at home and everyone I talked to was nice and friendly. The administration supported the students, and the sports teams were extensive and high quality. I personally played tennis, and we were one of the top-ranked schools in the state; top three in our district.