230 S Orchard Dr
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Independence Elementary School serves 642 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Independence Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 642 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Independence Elementary School's student population of 642 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
642 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Independence Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Independence Elementary School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2194 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Independence Elementary School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
33%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Independence Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
56%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
24%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Independence Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
11%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.62
This chart display the diversity score of Independence Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
4%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

School Calendar

View the Independence Elementary School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
First Day of School (Grades K-12)
August 18, 2022 (Thursday)
First Day of School (Early Childhood)
August 22, 2022 (Monday)
Labor Day - Schools Closed
September 05, 2022 (Monday)
Indigenous Peoples Day - Schools Closed
October 10, 2022 (Monday)
Election Day - Schools Closed
November 08, 2022 (Tuesday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 642 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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