Independence High School

Independence High School serves 1,983 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the AZ average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Independence High School operates within the Glendale Union High School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1983 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,983 students
Independence High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Independence High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Independence High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Independence High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 23:1
Independence High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
2%
5%
Independence High School American Indian Students (1989-2014)
Asian
4%
3%
Independence High School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
72%
44%
Independence High School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
8%
5%
Independence High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
13%
41%
Independence High School White Students (1989-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Independence High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.46 0.42
Independence High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
64%
36%
Independence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
14%
Independence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Glendale Union High School District's student population of 15,235 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,341 in this district is less than the state average of $9,449. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,882 is higher than the state average of $8,879. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Glendale Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
1
Number of Students Managed 15,235 311
Glendale Union High   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 78%
Glendale Union High   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $140 MM $3 MM
Glendale Union High   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $133 MM $2 MM
Glendale Union High   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,341 $9,449
Glendale Union High   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,882 $8,879
Glendale Union High   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is West-mec - Independence High School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Challenger Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Desert Garden Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GlendaleWest-mec - Independence High SchoolVocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1 students
    0 miles
    6602 North 75th Ave
    GlendaleAZ 85303
    (623)435-6100
    09-121
  • GlendaleDesert Garden Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 773 students
    0.6 miles
    7020 West Ocotillo Rd
    GlendaleAZ 85303
    (623)237-5401
    0.6PK-6773
  • GlendaleDiscovery School
    Grades: KG-8 | 755 students
    0.6 miles
    7910 West Maryland Ave
    GlendaleAZ 85303
    (623)237-4000
    0.6KG-8755
  • GlendaleCoyote Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 917 students
    0.7 miles
    7677 West Bethany
    GlendaleAZ 85303
    (623)237-4000
    0.7PK-8917
  • GlendaleChallenger Middle SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 4-8 | 682 students
    0.8 miles
    6905 West Maryland Ave
    GlendaleAZ 85303
    (623)237-4000
    0.84-8682

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