Independence High School

3184 Highway 305
Independence, MS 38638
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Independence High School serves 362 students in grades 9-12.
Independence High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

Independence High School's student population of 362 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students362 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Independence High School
Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Independence High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Independence High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#409 out of 825 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
4%
4%
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Black
40%
48%
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White
55%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Independence High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score
0.540.58
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Independence High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTate County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Independence High School is Senatobia Junior Senior High School (9.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is East Tate Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Coldwater East Tate Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 755 students
    1.0 miles
    6832 East Tate Rd
    Coldwater, MS 38618
    (662) 562-4688
    1 K-8 755
  • Senatobia Senatobia Junior Senior High School Math: 46% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 816 students
    9.0 miles
    221 Warrior Drive
    Senatobia, MS 38668
    (662) 562-4230
    9 7-12 816
  • Senatobia Sen./tate Co. Optional Learning Cen Alternative School

    9.4 miles
    403 West Gilmore
    Senatobia, MS 38668
    (662) 568-5193
    9.4 n/a n/a
  • Senatobia Senatobia Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 960 students
    9.4 miles
    301 Marvin Street
    Senatobia, MS 38668
    (662) 562-9613
    9.4 K-6 960
  • Coldwater Coldwater Attendance Center Math: 15% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 472 students
    10.3 miles
    671 West St.
    Coldwater, MS 38618
    (662) 622-5511
    10.3 K-12 472

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