Independence Middle School

  • Independence Middle School serves 1,349 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Independence Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Independence Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Independence Middle School's student population of 1,349 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,349 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Independence Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Independence Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Independence Middle School is 0.46, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Independence Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Independence Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Independence Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
19%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Independence Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
3%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Independence Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
71%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Independence Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Independence Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Independence Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.460.46
This chart display the diversity score of Independence Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Independence Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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 Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Beach School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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This school is amazing. The teachers are really kind, and it has a strict no bully policy. There are special academies in the school, and the teachers work so hard to keep the academies great. The extracurricular activities are in many varieties, art, SECME, sports, and plenty of other things. Overall, this school gets a 10/10.
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