300 West Second Street
Independence, LA 70443
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Independence Magnet serves 307 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Independence Magnet placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Independence Magnet's student population of 307 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
307 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Independence Magnet is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Independence Magnet is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#994 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
67%
43%
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White
20%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
5%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 307 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Btm 50%)

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