Independence High School

Independence High School serves 508 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 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 56%.
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 508 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 508 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 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 15:1 14:1
Hispanic
9%
4%
Black
50%
48%
White
40%
44%
Two or more races
1%
1%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.59 0.34
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.
77%
61%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 21,088 students has grown by 8% 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
5
Number of Students Managed 21,088 2,117
Graduation Rate 66% 68%
District Total Revenue $179 MM $33 MM
District Spending $172 MM $33 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,246 $14,187
District Spending / Student $8,864 $14,076
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 | 496 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 | 341 students | Gr. 4-8                      
  • TickfawLucille Nesom Middle School
    Hwy. 442 West
    TickfawLA 70466
    (985)345-2166
    4 mi | 426 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • NatalbanyMidway Elementary School
    48405 Hwy 51
    NatalbanyLA 70451
    (985)345-2376
    5.6 mi | 721 students | Gr. PK-2                      
  • LorangerLoranger Middle School
    54123 Allman St
    LorangerLA 70446
    (985)878-9455
    5.7 mi | 627 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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