Independence Middle School

300 W. Locust St.
Independence, KS 67301
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Independence Middle School serves 500 students in grades 6-8.
Independence Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Independence Middle School's student population of 500 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students500 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Independence Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,265 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Independence Middle School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#842 out of 1265 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
20%
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Black
7%
7%
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White
74%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.440.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
10%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Independence Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndependence School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Independence Middle School is Independence Senior High School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Independence Independence Senior High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 592 students
    0.6 miles
    1301 N. 10th St.
    Independence, KS 67301
    (620) 332-1815
    0.6 PK-12 592
  • Independence Jefferson School Math: 39% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 579 students
    0.6 miles
    2101 N. 13th St.
    Independence, KS 67301
    (620) 332-1875
    0.6 PK-8 579
  • Independence Eisenhower Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 472 students
    1.1 miles
    501 Spruce St.
    Independence, KS 67301
    (620) 332-1854
    1.1 PK-2 472
  • Cherryvale Cherryvale Senior / Middle School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 345 students
    9.3 miles
    700 S Carson
    Cherryvale, KS 67335
    (620) 336-8100
    9.3 7-12 345
  • Cherryvale Lincoln Central Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 351 students
    9.4 miles
    401 E Main
    Cherryvale, KS 67335
    (620) 336-8140
    9.4 PK-6 351

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