Independence High Magnet

  • Independence High Magnet serves 358 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Independence High Magnet placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

Top Placements

Independence High Magnet places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • Independence High Magnet's student population of 358 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 41% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students358 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Independence High Magnet is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,278 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Independence High Magnet is 0.61, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1152 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
14%
7%
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Black
56%
44%
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White
25%
44%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Independence High Magnet. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.610.61
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Graduation Rate60-64%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTangipahoa Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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I absolutely would not recommend this school! The administration is pathetic.
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If you are thinking of moving to this area do not do so unless you have the means to send your children to private school. Administration and staff seriously under par.
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