Independence school information

IndexIndependenceIowaNational
Average Test Scores82%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools41,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Independence, IA educational system consists of 4 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Independence public schools have average test scores of 82% which is 6% higher than than the Iowa average and 67% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Independence public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.0% have completed high school, 19.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Independence are 67% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Independence.
  • 89.0% of people in Independence have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.0% of people in Independence have completed high school.
  • 19.4% of people in Independence have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Independence

IndexIndependenceIowaNational
Completed 8th grade89.0%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school86.0%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college51.9%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.5%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.4%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters5.0%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.1%1.3%

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

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Independence, IA6,00582%67%

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Source: The Independence, IA 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.