1776 Edal Park Dr.
San Jose, CA 95133
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Independence High School serves 2,914 students in grades 9-12.
Independence High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Rankings

Independence High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Independence High School's student population of 2,914 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 124 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,914 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
124 teachers
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School Rankings

Independence High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Independence High School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2525 out of 9659 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
61%
12%
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Hispanic
32%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
3%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Graduation Rate
91%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,914 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 50%)

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