Independence Middle School

  • Independence Middle School serves 447 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the KS average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 35%.
  • Independence Middle School operates within the Independence School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 447 students has grown by 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students447 students
Independence Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Independence Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Independence Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeIndependence Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
Independence Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
3%
1%
Independence Middle School American Indian Students (1999-2015)
Asian
n/a
3%
Independence Middle School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
5%
19%
Independence Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
8%
7%
Independence Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
76%
65%
Independence Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/an/a
Independence Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
8%
5%
Independence Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsIndependence Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownKS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.410.54
Independence Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
49%
40%
Independence Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
10%
Independence Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Independence School District's student population of 2,107 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,064 in this district is less than the state average of $13,276. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $27,474 is higher than the state average of $12,850. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four years.
School District NameIndependence School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed2,107531
Independence School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$20 MM$7 MM
Independence School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending$61 MM$7 MM
Independence School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,064$13,276
Independence School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student$27,474$12,850
Independence School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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    0.6 miles
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    1.1 miles
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    IndependenceKS 67301
    (620)332-1854
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    Grades: 7-12 | 428 students
    9.3 miles
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  • CherryvaleLincoln Central Elementary School
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    9.4 miles
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