850 Independence Road
Coal City, WV 25823
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Independence High School serves 637 students in grades 9-12.
Independence High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in West Virginia 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 15-19% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 10% (majority Black).

School Overview

Independence High School's student population of 637 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
637 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Independence High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 638 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Independence High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#573 out of 638 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
35-39%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
2%
2%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
95%
90%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 637 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Btm 50% in WV)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Top 50%)

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