Independence High School

Tel: (307)352-3290
Grades: 9-12

39 students

Independence High School serves 39 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the WY average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 20%.
Independence High School operates within the Sweetwater County #1 School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is lower than the WY state average of 81%.

Overview

The student population of 39 students has declined by 17% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 39 students
Independence High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 34% Male / 66%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 8 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 5:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1 10:1
Independence High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
7%
3%
Independence High School American Indian (1992-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
Independence High School Asian (1992-1995)
Hispanic
10%
13%
Independence High School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
n/a
1%
Independence High School Black (1994-2009)
White
82%
80%
Independence High School White (1991-2012)
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.
0.32 0.25
Independence High School Diversity Score (1991-2012)
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.
15%
27%
Independence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
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.
2%
10%
Independence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,787 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Sweetwater County #1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
4
Number of Students Managed 5,787 685
Sweetwater County   #1 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 81%
Sweetwater County   #1 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $84 MM $19 MM
Sweetwater County   #1 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $85 MM $18 MM
Sweetwater County   #1 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $17,018 $27,108
Sweetwater County   #1 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,217 $26,533
Sweetwater County   #1 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, WY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rock Springs High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lincoln Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Walnut Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Rock SpringsRock Springs High School
    1375 James Dr
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3440
    0.4 mi | 1271 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Rock SpringsLincoln Elementary School
    915 Edgar
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3210
    0.5 mi | 211 students | Gr. 5-6                      
  • Rock SpringsRock Springs Junior High School
    3500 Foothill Blvd
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3474
    0.6 mi | 783 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • Rock SpringsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Walnut Elementary School
    1115 Walnut
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3225
    1.5 mi | 340 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • Rock SpringsDesert View Elementary School
    1900 Desert Blvd
    Rock SpringsWY 82902
    (307)352-3200
    1.6 mi | 335 students | Gr. KG-4                      

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