Independence Classical Academy

2902 S. Jenkins Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
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Bottom 50%
Serving 298 students in grades Kindergarten-12, Independence Classical Academy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 48%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : Bottom 50% in FL
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Independence Classical Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

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School Overview

Independence Classical Academy's student population of 298 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
298 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Independence Classical Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Independence Classical Academy is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (FL)
#3021 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
20-24%
48%
35-39%
52%
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
14%
36%
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Black
2%
21%
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White
81%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.33
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Independence Classical Academy's ranking?
Independence Classical Academy is ranked #3021 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Independence Classical Academy often compared to?
Independence Classical Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Samuel S. Gaines Of Emerging Technologies by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Independence Classical Academy?
298 students attend Independence Classical Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Independence Classical Academy students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Independence Classical Academy?
Independence Classical Academy has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Independence Classical Academy offer ?
Independence Classical Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12
What school district is Independence Classical Academy part of?
Independence Classical Academy is part of St. Lucie School District.

School Reviews

5   2/27/2023
We have been so happy with ICA. Their student-teacher ratio is amazing at 15:1. Children do not get lost in big groups and each child is attended to individually. For a small school of fewer than 500 students, the extracurricular activities are impressive as well as different than what most schools have to offer. Most importantly, ICA teaches good morals, uses current, real-life topics to teach, and encourages individual thinking as opposed to memorizing and repeating information.
- Posted by Parent - Heather Jackson

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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