Independence High School

Independence High School serves 210 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 22%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 210 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 36% (Btm 50% in NM)
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

School Overview

Independence High School's student population of 210 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
210 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Independence High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NM)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
≤5%
22%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
10-14%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Independence High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
9%
12%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Independence High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
67%
62%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Independence High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
2%
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White
17%
21%
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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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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score
0.52
This chart display the diversity score of Independence High School and the public school average diversity score of New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Graduation Rate
36%
66%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
74%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Independence High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
1%
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 New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Independence High School often compared to?
Independence High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Rio Rancho High School, Rio Rancho Cyber Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 22% NM state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% NM state average).
What is the graduation rate of Independence High School?
The graduation rate of Independence High School is 36%, which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 66%.
How many students attend Independence High School?
210 students attend Independence High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Independence High School students are Hispanic, 17% of students are White, 9% of students are American Indian, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Independence High School?
Independence High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Independence High School offer ?
Independence High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Independence High School part of?
Independence High School is part of Rio Rancho Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 210 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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