Independence Elementary School

  • Independence Elementary School serves 753 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Independence Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Independence Elementary School's student population of 753 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students753 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Independence Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Independence Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank#451 out of 1793 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
84%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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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 MN.
Diversity Score0.290.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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 Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBig Lake Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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