270 Tiger Avenue
Independence, LA 70443
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Independence High Magnet serves 358 students in grades 8-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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

School Overview

Independence High Magnet's student population of 358 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 45% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Total Students
358 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Independence High Magnet is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Independence High Magnet is 0.62, which is more than 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 Data
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State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1108 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
15%
7%
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Black
55%
43%
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White
24%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Independence High Magnet and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Independence High Magnet and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 358 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62 (Top 20%)

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