Independence school information

IndexIndependenceIowaNational
Average Test Scores83%77%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools41,10379,235
Total private schools220924,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Independence are 21% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Independence.
  • 90.1% of people in Independence have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.7% of people in Independence have completed high school.
  • 23.1% of people in Independence have completed a bachelors degree.

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  • Early Childhood Center1011 1St St WGrades: PK - PKStudents: 32 · Ratio: 8:1n/a
  • East Elementary School1103 First Street WestGrades: KG - 02Students: 264 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Independence Junior Senior High School514 5Th Ave SeGrades: 09 - 12Students: 407 · Ratio: 12:182
  • West Elementary School1301 1St St WGrades: 03 - 06Students: 392 · Ratio: 14:183

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Education level achieved in Independence

IndexIndependenceIowaNational
Completed 8th grade90.1%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school86.7%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college53.2%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree36.8%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors23.1%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters5.5%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.6%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Independence (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Walker, IA71287%27%
Fairbank, IA1,12980%18%
Jesup, IA2,64279%16%
Winthrop, IA95675%11%
Oelwein, IA6,32174%9%
Independence, IA5,95583%21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hilton, NY5,95474%9%
Larchmont, NY5,95287%28%
Wescosville, PA5,95183%22%
Steelton, PA5,95953%22%
Medina, NY5,96253%22%
Independence, IA5,95583%21%
Source: The Independence, IA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.