Independence Elementary School

230 S Orchard Dr
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Independence Elementary School serves 610 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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
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 (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 610 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Independence Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Independence Elementary School's student population of 610 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
610 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Independence Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Independence Elementary School is 0.63, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2453 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
55%
27%
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Black
25%
17%
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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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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Independence Elementary School's ranking?
Independence Elementary School is ranked #2453 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Independence Elementary School often compared to?
Independence Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pioneer Elementary School, Jamie Mcgee Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Independence Elementary School?
610 students attend Independence Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Independence Elementary School students are Hispanic, 25% of students are Black, 11% of students are White, 5% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Independence Elementary School?
Independence Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Independence Elementary School offer ?
Independence Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Independence Elementary School part of?
Independence Elementary School is part of Valley View CUSD 365u School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 610 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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