Independence High School

Independence High School serves 541 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Independence High School operates within the Tangipahoa Parish School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is lower than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 541 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 541 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Students by Grade Independence High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Independence High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
7%
4%
Black
48%
48%
White
40%
45%
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.
0.61 0.34
Independence High School Diversity Score (1990-2013)
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.
74%
61%
Independence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
7%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 20,585 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 92% over five years.
School District Name Tangipahoa Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
9
Number of Students Managed 20,585 2,337
Tangipahoa Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 66% 68%
Tangipahoa Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $179 MM $33 MM
Tangipahoa Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $172 MM $33 MM
Tangipahoa Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,246 $14,187
Tangipahoa Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,864 $14,076
Tangipahoa Parish School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • IndependenceIndependence Elementary School
    221 Tiger Ave
    IndependenceLA 70443
    (985)878-4946
    0.1 mi | 504 students | Gr. PK-4                      
  • IndependenceIndependence Middle Magnet School
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    300 West Second St
    IndependenceLA 70443
    (985)878-4376
    Alternative School
    Magnet School

    0.7 mi | 328 students | Gr. 4-8                      
  • TickfawLucille Nesom Middle School
    Hwy. 442 West
    TickfawLA 70466
    (985)345-2166
    4 mi | 440 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • NatalbanyMidway Elementary School
    48405 Hwy 51
    NatalbanyLA 70451
    (985)345-2376
    5.6 mi | 708 students | Gr. PK-2                      
  • LorangerLoranger Middle School
    54123 Allman St
    LorangerLA 70446
    (985)878-9455
    5.7 mi | 628 students | Gr. 4-8                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 08, 2011 - I absolutely would not recommend this school! The administration is pathetic. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 02, 2010 - 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

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Did You Know?
Tangipahoa Parish, LA 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 0.40, which is higher than the Louisiana average of 0.34. The most diverse school district in Tangipahoa Parish is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Louisiana or national school diversity statistics.