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For the 2021 school year, there are 4 public schools in Independence School District, serving 2,143 students. Independence School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kansas.
Public schools in Independence School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Kansas public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 37% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
The top ranked public schools in Independence School District are Jefferson School, Independence Senior High School and Independence Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the Kansas public school average of 14:1.

Overview

School District NameIndependence School District
School District Websitehttp://www.indyschools.com
School District Phone Number(620) 332-1800
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (KS)
# of Schools4 Schools1,320 Schools
# of Students2,143 Students490,702 Students
# of Teachers146 Teachers34,009 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1

District Comparison

Independence School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 286 school districts in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has decreased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#127 out of 286 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Independence  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Independence  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Independence  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85-89%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Independence  School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.400.54
# of American Indian Students35 Students4,268 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# of Asian Students19 Students13,924 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# of Hispanic Students172 Students96,486 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
20%
# of Black Students131 Students33,739 Students
% Black Students
6%
7%
# of White Students1,638 Students315,772 Students
% White Students
76%
64%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a937 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students148 Students25,576 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:7018,630
# of Students in Kindergarten:18635,465
# of Students in 1st Grade:13335,410
# of Students in 2nd Grade:16936,289
# of Students in 3rd Grade:17136,729
# of Students in 4th Grade:17537,562
# of Students in 5th Grade:16637,566
# of Students in 6th Grade:19036,694
# of Students in 7th Grade:17836,111
# of Students in 8th Grade:16636,173
# of Students in 9th Grade:15737,382
# of Students in 10th Grade:14235,769
# of Students in 11th Grade:12934,526
# of Students in 12th Grade:11133,966
# of Ungraded Students: - 2,430

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $11,003 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,694. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,944 is less than the state median of $14,025. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (KS)
Total Revenue$24 MM$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Independence  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$24 MM$7 MM
This chart display total spending of Independence  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,003$14,694
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Independence  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,944$14,025
This chart display average spending per public school student in Independence  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Independence School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Jefferson School Math: 39% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2101 N. 13th St.
    Independence, KS 67301
    (620) 332-1875

    Grades: PK-8 | 579 students
  • Independence Senior High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1301 N. 10th St.
    Independence, KS 67301
    (620) 332-1815

    Grades: PK-12 | 592 students
  • Independence Middle School Math: 26% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 W. Locust St.
    Independence, KS 67301
    (620) 332-1836

    Grades: 6-8 | 500 students
  • Eisenhower Elementary School
    501 Spruce St.
    Independence, KS 67301
    (620) 332-1854

    Grades: PK-2 | 472 students
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