Independence Junior High School

  • Independence Junior High School serves 229 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 52% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 69% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Independence Junior High School's student population of 229 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students229 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Independence Junior High School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Independence Junior High School is 0.28, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#459 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
14%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
84%
49%
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Diversity Score0.280.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalos Heights SD 128 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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