Independence High School

Independence High School serves 1,926 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Independence High School operates within the Glendale Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 1926 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,926 students
Independence High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Independence High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Independence High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 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 23:1 18:1
Independence High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
5%
Independence High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
3%
3%
Independence High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
68%
43%
Independence High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
10%
5%
Independence High School Black (1988-2012)
White
14%
42%
Independence High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Independence High School Sch Ethnicity Independence High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.51 0.42
Independence High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
51%
36%
Independence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
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%
11%
Independence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,979 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Glendale Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
1
Number of Students Managed 14,979 257
Glendale Union High   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a 74%
Glendale Union High   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2005)
District Total Revenue $136 MM $2 MM
Glendale Union High   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $135 MM $2 MM
Glendale Union High   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,116 $9,374
Glendale Union High   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,009 $8,323
Glendale Union High   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Glendale West-mec - Independence High School
    Vocational School
    6602 North 75th Ave
    Glendale , AZ , 85303
    (623)435-6100
    Vocational School
    0  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Glendale Desert Garden Elementary School
    7020 West Ocotillo Rd
    Glendale , AZ , 85303
    (623)237-5401
    0.6  mi  |  773  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Glendale Discovery School
    7910 West Maryland Ave
    Glendale , AZ , 85303
    (623)237-4000
    0.6  mi  |  710  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Glendale Coyote Ridge Elementary School
    7677 West Bethany
    Glendale , AZ , 85303
    (623)237-4000
    0.7  mi  |  909  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Glendale Challenger Middle School
    Alternative School
    6905 West Maryland Ave
    Glendale , AZ , 85303
    (623)237-4000
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  741  students  |  Gr.  4-8

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Glendale, AZ public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.45, which is higher than the Arizona average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Glendale is Heritage Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arizona or national school diversity statistics.