Independence High School

Independence High School serves 170 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 12:1 is lower than the New Mexico state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Independence High School's student population of 170 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
170 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 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 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 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
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
4%
12%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
66%
60%
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Black
3%
2%
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White
22%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
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
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Graduation Rate
50-59%
75%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
71%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
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 2017-18 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 170 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 50-59% (Btm 50% in NM)
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52 (Top 50%)

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