Independence High School

  • Independence High School serves 440 students in grades 8-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the LA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • Independence High School operates within the Tangipahoa Parish School District.
  • Tangipahoa Parish School District's 67% graduation rate is equal to the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 440 students has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students440 students
Independence High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Independence High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Independence High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeIndependence High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
Independence High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Independence High School American Indian Students (2008-2011)
Asian
n/a
2%
Independence High School Asian Students (1998-2012)
Hispanic
10%
6%
Independence High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
58%
44%
Independence High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
32%
45%
Independence High School White Students (1991-2015)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Independence High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsIndependence High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownLA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.560.61
Independence High School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
86%
58%
Independence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Independence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Tangipahoa Parish School District's student population of 19,937 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 72% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,091 in this district is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,903 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District NameTangipahoa Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
34
4
Number of Students Managed19,9371,685
Tangipahoa Parish School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate67%67%
Tangipahoa Parish School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$180 MM$30 MM
Tangipahoa Parish School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$177 MM$31 MM
Tangipahoa Parish School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,091$13,503
Tangipahoa Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,903$14,322
Tangipahoa Parish School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • IndependenceIndependence Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 484 students
    0.1 miles
    221 Tiger Avenue
    IndependenceLA 70443
    (985)878-4946
    0.1PK-4484
  • IndependenceIndependence Middle Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: 4-8 | 283 students
    0.7 miles
    P.o. Box 97
    IndependenceLA 70443
    (985)878-4376
    0.74-8283
  • TickfawLucille Nesom Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 429 students
    4 miles
    P. O. Box 280
    TickfawLA 70466
    (985)345-2166
    46-8429
  • NatalbanyMidway Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 715 students
    5.6 miles
    P. O. Box 69
    NatalbanyLA 70451
    (985)345-2376
    5.6PK-2715
  • LorangerLoranger Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 720 students
    5.7 miles
    P. O. Box 530
    LorangerLA 70446
    (985)878-4538
    5.7PK-4720

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  8/8/2011
I absolutely would not recommend this school! The administration is pathetic.
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2  3/2/2010
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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