Independence Junior High School (Closed 2012)

  • Independence Junior High School served 174 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 70-74% (which was lower than the Iowa state average of 78%) for the 2010-11 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 60-64% (which was lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2010-11 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 was higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students174 students
This chart display total students of Independence Junior High School by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Independence Junior High School by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Independence Junior High School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2011-2012 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (10-11)70-74%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Independence Junior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (10-11)60-64%
76%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Independence Junior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
American Indian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Independence Junior High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Asian
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Independence Junior High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Independence Junior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Black
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Independence Junior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
White
92%
76%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Independence Junior High School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Independence Junior High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.150.41
This chart display the diversity score of Independence Junior High School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Independence Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Independence Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndependence Community School District
Source: 2011-2012 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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