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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Independence is an above average, public, alternative school located in Lodi, CA. It has 162 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
13451 N. Extension Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
Telephone
(209) 331-8275

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,045
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Median Home Value
$246,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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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
162
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,562
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
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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
$9,590/ year
National
$12,239
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Independence is a really open and diverse community. I myself struggle to find schools accepting of different beliefs and values, but I came to Independence and automatically felt accepted. I would recommend people who want to find a place to fit in, or if they have a lot going on then this also is a easy going school that can help. I do want to mention the fact that it doesn’t have as much opportunities for college as other schools. There are no clubs, extra activities, etc. If we had more opportunities, it would have been more easier and helpful for those trying to find pathways for college.
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Independence is a homeschool with not much classes and not a lot of homework. The teachers there are fun and nice. The class structures are so old and the food there is bad. There is a good side because art and ceramic classes are better than other schools because we get to choose what to create and how we want to color our artwork. The school does not get involved in much and never go on any field trips.
The staff is always involved in the activities of its students. We have a dress code, and often times it's very lenient, but there are certain members of the staff who will truly enforce it. Because it is independent study and it's a privileged to be attending there instead of a comprehensive high school, the two things that a student is most likely to get in trouble for are not turning in homework and being absent more than three days. Often times, the punishment is expulsion, however harsh that sounds. The staff is hard against bullying, though we have had very little incidents of it in my school for it to be addressed.