1776 Edal Park Dr.
San Jose, CA 95133
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Independence High School serves 2,820 students in grades 9-12.
Independence High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,820 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Independence High School's student population of 2,820 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 120 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,820 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
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School Rankings

Independence High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Independence High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#228 out of 3649 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
55%
12%
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Hispanic
35%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
3%
22%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Graduation Rate
89%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Independence High School's ranking?

Independence High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

65-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Independence High School?

The graduation rate of Independence High School is 89%, which is higher than the California state average of 85%.

How many students attend Independence High School?

2,820 students attend Independence High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

55% of Independence High School students are Asian, 35% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Independence High School?

Independence High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

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 East Side Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,820 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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