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Independence Junior/Senior High School
  • Public
  • INDEPENDENCE, IA

Report Card

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

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Independence Junior/Senior High School is an above average, public school located in INDEPENDENCE, IA. It has 675 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.

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700 20TH AVE SW
INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
No data available  
Average ACT
24
78 responses
AP Enrollment
No data available  

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$54,097
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$746
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$133,100
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
  • Homecoming powderpuff and rough n tough
    33%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Winter Formal
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
675
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,012
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,786 / year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses

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