Independence High School

Tel: (307)352-3290
Grades 9-12
65 students
Independence High School serves 65 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the WY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Independence High School operates within the Sweetwater County #1 School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is lower than the WY state average of 84%.

School Overview

The student population of 65 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 65 students
Independence High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Independence High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Independence High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Independence High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1 13:1
Independence High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
1%
3%
Independence High School American Indian Students (1992-2014)
Hispanic
24%
13%
Independence High School Black Students (1991-2014)
Black
3%
1%
Independence High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
71%
79%
Independence High School White Students (1991-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Independence High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Independence High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown WY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.44 0.26
Independence High School Diversity Score (1991-2014)
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.
33%
28%
Independence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2014)
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.
3%
10%
Independence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,607 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $17,111 is less than the state average of $30,472. The district revenue/student has grown by 61% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,563 is less than the state average of $32,044. The district spending/student has grown by 54% over four years.
School District Name Sweetwater County #1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
4
Number of Students Managed 5,607 965
Sweetwater County   #1 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 77% 84%
Sweetwater County   #1 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $86 MM $21 MM
Sweetwater County   #1 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $83 MM $22 MM
Sweetwater County   #1 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $17,111 $30,472
Sweetwater County   #1 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $16,563 $32,044
Sweetwater County   #1 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, WY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Rock Springs High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eastside Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lincoln Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rock SpringsRock Springs High School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1387 students1375 James Dr
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3440
    0.49-121387
  • Rock SpringsEastside Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: 5-6 | 448 students305 G St
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3425
    0.55-6448
  • Rock SpringsLincoln Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 117 students915 Edgar
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3210
    0.5KG-4117
  • Rock SpringsRock Springs Junior High School
    0.6 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 781 students3500 Foothill Blvd
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3474
    0.67-8781
  • Rock Springs Walnut Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 337 students1115 Walnut
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3225
    1.5KG-4337

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