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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 601 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
1301 N 10th
Independence, KS 67301
Telephone
(620) 332-1815
Website

Independence Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
42 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,271
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$651
National
$949
Median Home Value
$68,100
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Participating in sports and pep rallys.
    35%
  • Bulldog Bark (Dancing competition between sports)
    18%
  • Baseball games
    6%
  • Basketball games
    6%
  • Football games
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Singing War before games
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
601
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
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
90%
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
$46,874
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,810/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Independence Senior High School Reviews

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Independence Senior High School is a pretty decent place to get an education. I have attended throughout my entire high school career and will be graduating May of 2018. Many of the teachers are willing to help kids out, and there is a large amount of graduates who further themselves in either military or college experience. A downfall, however, seems to be the ever-rotating administration. As a senior, I have experienced two different counselors assigned to me, as well as three different principals throughout my years. A more fixed staff might help.
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The people are enjoyable, but the food and certain other things could be fixed. There is a lot of focus on academics and clubs and sports however there is no focus on college readiness. Yes there are college classes you can take and workshops for the act but other than that there is no help to prepare you for college. The facility is nice however some of the staff that run it are not the same. When i walk into a classroom i want to learn something not just have a teacher give me a packet and tell me to do it when i know nothing about it.
What makes this school unique is without a doubt the music programs. Larry Annable is a fantastic teacher and choir director and I have learned a lot from him! Mrs. Shelton also knows what she is doing with the band program! The number of students in band have increased each year since she arrived and she genuinely cares for the students! She makes the band a family and teaches many life lessons along with the music skills.