Independence High School

Independence High School serves 461 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Independence High School operates within the Tangipahoa Parish School District.
Tangipahoa Parish School District's 67% graduation rate is equal to the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 461 students has declined by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 461 students
Independence High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Independence High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Independence High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Independence High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Independence High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
9%
5%
Independence High School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
55%
44%
Independence High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
36%
46%
Independence High School White Students (1990-2014)
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.
0.57 0.60
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.
81%
60%
Independence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
6%
7%
Independence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Tangipahoa Parish School District's student population of 19,962 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 72% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,310 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Tangipahoa Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
33
5
Number of Students Managed 19,962 1,927
Tangipahoa Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 67% 67%
Tangipahoa Parish School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $180 MM n/a
Tangipahoa Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $177 MM n/a
Tangipahoa Parish School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,310 n/a
Tangipahoa Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,117 n/a
Tangipahoa Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Loranger High School (5.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Independence Middle Magnet School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Independence Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • IndependenceIndependence Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 469 students
    0.1 miles
    221 Tiger Ave
    IndependenceLA 70443
    (985)878-4946
    0.1PK-4469
  • IndependenceIndependence Middle Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: 4-8 | 309 students
    0.7 miles
    300 West Second St
    IndependenceLA 70443
    (985)878-4376
    0.74-8309
  • TickfawLucille Nesom Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 427 students
    4 miles
    Hwy. 442 West
    TickfawLA 70466
    (985)345-2166
    46-8427
  • NatalbanyMidway Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 758 students
    5.6 miles
    48405 Hwy 51
    NatalbanyLA 70451
    (985)345-2376
    5.6PK-2758
  • LorangerLoranger Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 772 students
    5.7 miles
    54101 Martin St
    LorangerLA 70446
    (985)878-4538
    5.7PK-4772

School Reviews

I absolutely would not recommend this school! The administration is pathetic.
- Posted by Parent, 08/08/11
If you are thinking of moving to this area do not do so unless you have the means to send your children to private school. Administration and staff seriously under par.
- Posted by Parent, 03/02/10

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