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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 4 public schools in Independence Community School District, serving 1,435 students. Independence Community School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
  • Public schools in Independence Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 84% (versus the Iowa public school average of 76%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 74% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
  • The top ranked public schools in Independence Community School District are West Elementary School and Independence Junior Senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is less than the Iowa public school average of 15:1.

Overview

School District NameIndependence Community School District
School District Websitehttp://www.independence.k12.ia.us
School District Phone Number(319) 334-7400
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (IA)
# of Schools4 Schools1,330 Schools
# of Students1,435 Students502,459 Students
# of Teachers106 Teachers34,396 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1

District Comparison

  • Independence Community School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 332 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (IA)
Overall Testing Rank#84 out of 333 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Independence Community   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
76%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Independence Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
74%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Independence Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate90-94%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Independence Community   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.100.41
# of American Indian Studentsn/a1,874 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students4 Students12,683 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# of Hispanic Students32 Students54,404 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
11%
# of Black Students13 Students30,879 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# of White Students1,359 Students381,240 Students
% White Students
95%
76%
# of Hawaiian Students5 Students1,350 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students22 Students20,029 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:4522,072
# of Students in Kindergarten:10938,247
# of Students in 1st Grade:8734,902
# of Students in 2nd Grade:8436,010
# of Students in 3rd Grade:11036,631
# of Students in 4th Grade:10137,922
# of Students in 5th Grade:10237,957
# of Students in 6th Grade:9437,546
# of Students in 7th Grade:11037,038
# of Students in 8th Grade:10136,371
# of Students in 9th Grade:12937,643
# of Students in 10th Grade:11937,027
# of Students in 11th Grade:13436,147
# of Students in 12th Grade:11036,946
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $14,833 is higher than the state median of $14,090. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $13,428 is less than the state median of $13,630. The school district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (IA)
Total Revenue$21 MM$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Independence Community   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$19 MM$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Independence Community   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$14,833$14,090
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Independence Community   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$13,428$13,630
This chart display average spending per public school student in Independence Community   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Independence Community School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • West Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 80%
    Rank:
    7/
    10
    , Top 50%
    1301 1st St W
    Independence, IA 50644
    (319) 334-7430

    Grades: 3-6 | 407 students
  • Independence Junior Senior High School Math: 85% | Reading: 75%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    700 20th Ave Sw
    Independence, IA 50644
    (319) 334-7405

    Grades: 7-12 | 703 students
  • Early Childhood Center
    1011 1st St W
    Independence, IA 50644
    (319) 334-4780

    Grades: PK | 45 students
  • East Elementary School
    1103 First Street West
    Independence, IA 50644
    (319) 334-7425

    Grades: K-2 | 280 students
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