Avg. test scores 43%
High school dipl. 4%
Bachelors degree 36%
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Independence school information

Average Test Scores69%69%48%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools41,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Independence are 43% 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

      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%

      Independence, IA School Districts

      • Independence Community School District

      There are a total of 4 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Independence. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Independence, IA schools is 69%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Independence, IA, an average of 89.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      La Porte City, IA2,40377%60.0%
      Jesup, IA2,80971%47.2%
      Dunkerton, IA89566%36.6%
      Winthrop, IA91562%29.2%
      Fairbank, IA1,16859%22.9%
      Independence, IA6,00569%43.4%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Port Clinton, OH6,00469%43.0%
      Cresaptown, MD6,00238%20.5%
      Jamesburg, NJ6,00145%6.5%
      Paulsboro, NJ6,00917%64.7%
      Wilmington, IL6,01042%12.4%
      Independence, IA6,00569%43.4%
      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.