Independence school information

IndexIndependenceKansasNational
Average Test Scores37%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools597079,221
Total private schools319024,874
Total post-secondary schools1867,963
The Independence, KS educational system consists of 5 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Independence public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 2% lower than than the Kansas average and 25% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Independence public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Kansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.7% have completed high school, 20.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Independence are 25% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Independence.
  • 86.7% of people in Independence have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.7% of people in Independence have completed high school.
  • 20.9% of people in Independence have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Independence

IndexIndependenceKansasNational
Completed 8th grade86.7%87.4%84.3%
Completed high school85.7%86.1%83.0%
Completed some college61.8%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.9%31.6%30.3%
Completed masters7.2%11.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.2%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.
Neodesha, KS2,03436%26%
Cherryvale, KS2,22025%50%
Coffeyville, KS9,79621%57%
Independence, KS9,08437%25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Saline, MI9,08265%31%
Versailles, KY9,09158%17%
Triangle, VA9,09271%44%
Georgetown, SC9,07134%31%
Hondo, TX9,07169%41%
Independence, KS9,08437%25%
Source: The Independence, KS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.