Independence High School

850 10th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Independence High School serves 302 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Independence High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Independence High School's student population of 302 students has grown by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students302 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

Independence High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Independence High School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#2228 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
9%
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Hispanic
56%
27%
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Black
30%
17%
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White
10%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.590.71
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Graduation Rate
20-24%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 2 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Independence High School is High School For Environmental Studies (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Riverside School For Makers And Artists (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 111 Adolph S Ochs (0.1 miles away)
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