Independence Elementary School

  • Independence Elementary School serves 477 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Independence Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Independence Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Independence Elementary School's student population of 477 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students477 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Independence Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Independence Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Independence Elementary School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#230 out of 3119 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Independence Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
92%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Independence Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.150.52
This chart display the diversity score of Independence Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameClarkston Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Independence Elementary School is Student Support Services (1.8 miles away)
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