Independence school information

IndexIndependenceMissouriNational
Average Test Scores44%51%68%
Student/Teacher ratio22:114:116:1
Total public schools371,89979,235
Total private schools953124,875
Total post-secondary schools22137,965

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  • The average school test scores in Independence are 36% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 37 public schools in Independence.
  • 83.4% of people in Independence have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.0% of people in Independence have completed high school.
  • 17.5% of people in Independence have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Independence

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  • Bingham Middle1716 S Speck RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 642 · Ratio: 17:146
  • Blackburn Elem.17302 E R D Mize RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 639 · Ratio: 20:154
  • Blue Hills Elem.2101 N Twyman RdGrades: KG - 04Students: 366 · Ratio: 14:151
  • Bridger Middle18200 E M-78 HwyGrades: 06 - 08Students: 912 · Ratio: 20:150
  • Bryant Elem.827 W CollegeGrades: PK - 05Students: 287 · Ratio: 18:161
  • Buckner Elem.2101 N Twyman RdGrades: KG - 04Students: 374 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Car. & Tech. Ctr. At Ft. Osage2101 N Twyman RdGrades: 11 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Cler-Mont Elem.2101 N Twyman RdGrades: KG - 04Students: 384 · Ratio: 15:141
  • Clifford H. Nowlin Middle2800 S Hardy AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 662 · Ratio: 18:133
  • Day Treatment600 W Mechanic AveGrades: KG - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Early Childhood Ctr.2101 N Twyman RdGrades: PK - PKStudents: 107 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Elm Grove Elem.2101 N Twyman RdGrades: KG - 04Students: 328 · Ratio: 14:144
  • Fairmount Elem.120 N Cedar AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 386 · Ratio: 18:126
  • Fire Prairie Middle2101 N Twyman RdGrades: 05 - 06Students: 718 · Ratio: 15:150
  • Fort Osage High2101 N Twyman RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,398 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Glendale Elem.2611 S Lee'S Summit RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 484 · Ratio: 20:139
  • Hanthorn Early Education1511 Kings HwyGrades: PK - PKStudents: 493 · Ratio: 20:1n/a
  • Independence Academy600 W Mechanic AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Indian Trails Elem.2101 N Twyman RdGrades: PK - 04Students: 359 · Ratio: 14:145
  • John W. Luff Elem.3700 S Delaware AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 456 · Ratio: 20:156
  • Korte Elem.2437 S Hardy Ave #2431Grades: PK - 05Students: 684 · Ratio: 21:128
  • Lewis And Clark Learning Ctr.2101 N Twyman RdGrades: KG - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Mccune School For Boys2101 N Twyman RdGrades: 07 - 12Students: 38 · Ratio: 7:10
  • Mill Creek Elem.2601 N Liberty StGrades: PK - 05Students: 289 · Ratio: 17:141
  • Osage Trail Middle2101 N Twyman RdGrades: 07 - 08Students: 777 · Ratio: 16:151
  • Ott Elem.1525 N Noland RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 455 · Ratio: 19:143
  • Pioneer Ridge Middle1656 S Speck RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 835 · Ratio: 18:149
  • Procter Elem.1403 W Linden AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 293 · Ratio: 17:146
  • Randall Elem.509 Jennings RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 298 · Ratio: 15:129
  • Santa Fe Trail Elem.1301 S Windsor StGrades: PK - 05Students: 378 · Ratio: 16:150
  • Spring Branch Elem.20404 E Truman RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 355 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Sunshine Center18400 East Salisbury RoadGrades: PK - PKStudents: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sycamore Hills Elem.15208 E 39Th St SGrades: PK - 05Students: 472 · Ratio: 16:158
  • Thomas Hart Benton Elem.429 S LeslieGrades: PK - 05Students: 426 · Ratio: 19:135
  • Three Trails Elem.11801 E 32Nd St SGrades: PK - 05Students: 40 · Ratio: 17:130
  • Truman High3301 S Noland RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,646 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • William Chrisman High1223 N Noland RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,527 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • William Southern Elem.4300 S Phelps RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 544 · Ratio: 18:146
  • William Yates Elem.3600 Davidson RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 387 · Ratio: 15:176

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Education level achieved in Independence

IndexIndependenceMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade83.4%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school82.0%83.4%82.4%
Completed some college49.3%56.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree24.4%33.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors17.5%26.7%29.3%
Completed masters5.7%10.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.1%1.3%

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

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Independence, MO117,16044%36%

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Source: The Independence, MO 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.