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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Independence Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Independence, KS. It has 618 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Independence Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
66 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$40,523
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$668
National
$949
Median Home Value
$80,300
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Participating in sports and pep rallys.
    27%
  • Bulldog Bark (Dancing competition between sports)
    14%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Musical
    5%
  • Baseball games
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
618
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,961
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,974/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Independence Senior High school was the singlehandedly most amazing high school experience I've known of compared to my friends from out of town. Our diversity and inclusivity is great, respect towards teachers and staff is fantastic, and the overall education system and school setup in general is outstanding. I may not have done great in high school, bu that had nothing to do with the quality of this incredible school district. My teachers and counselors did everything that they could to help me and I should've taken advantage of that when I had the chance to. I thank everyone who works for or who has ever worked for Independence Senior High and pray that current and future students don't take opportunities like this for granted.
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Our Senior High School is mostly a positive experience. I feel that our teachers are extremely helpful, and care a lot about our education. Throughout the counseling department we have several adults that hope to see us succeed during as well as after high school. We have a lot of help with scholarship opportunities that our administration sends us to help with money. The entire school has a positive and happy vibe that helps all of our fantastic students with the motivation to be more optimistic and successful. This carries over into our sports programs where we have coaches and a support staff in our teammates as well as fans that makes us as athletes ecstatic to compete. Overall I will have a lasting effect from the many fantastic teacher, classes, students, administration, and sports. I would rate Independence High School as the best high school not only in Montgomery County, but in the entire state in atmosphere and happiness.
Independence Senior High School is a great place to go to high school, especially if you are interested in music. The music/drama department is outstanding; they are known for them. There are a lot of opportunities to join a club or sport. However, there are students in the hallways that seem unsafe for the school environment. Staff will call students, that are clean and do not illegal activities, in and drug test them, while there are many other students, who do illegal things, roaming the halls that don't get tested.