Independence Academy

  • Independence Academy serves 408 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

School Overview

  • Independence Academy's student population of 408 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students408 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Independence Academy's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Independence Academy is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#240 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
12%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Independence Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Independence Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
White
83%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Independence Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Independence Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.300.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Independence Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesa County Valley No. 51 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school, and elementary school to Independence Academy is Grand River Academy (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Junction Grand River Academy
    Grades: K-12 | 259 students
    0.1 miles
    600 N 14th St
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    (970)254-5343
    0.1 K-12 259
  • Grand Junction Lincoln Park Preschool
    Grades: PK | 23 students
    0.2 miles
    519 18th Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)254-5682
    0.2 PK 23
  • Grand Junction Chipeta Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 445 students
    0.4 miles
    950 Chipeta Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)254-6825
    0.4 PK-5 445
  • Grand Junction East Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 477 students
    0.5 miles
    830 Gunnison Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)254-5020
    0.5 6-8 477
  • Grand Junction R-5 High School Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 304 students
    0.7 miles
    310 N 7th St
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)254-6880
    0.7 6-12 304

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