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  • West Elementary School
  • 1301 1st St W, Independence
  • Independence Comm School District
  • Grades: 3 - 6 · Students: 380
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Independence Junior Senior High School
  • 700 20th Ave Sw, Independence
  • Independence Comm School District
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 656
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Early Childhood Center
  • 1011 1st St W, Independence
  • Independence Comm School District
  • Grades: PK - KG · Students: 41
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
  • East Elementary School
  • 1103 First Street West, Independence
  • Independence Comm School District
  • Grades: KG - 2 · Students: 293
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1

Independence school information

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.

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 82%. 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.

To customize your list of Independence schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Independence, IA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
La Porte City, IA2,40385%72%
Winthrop, IA91583%69%
Jesup, IA2,80977%56%
Oelwein, IA6,19577%55%
Dunkerton, IA89573%49%
Independence, IA6,00582%67%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Port Clinton, OH6,00478%58%
Cresaptown, MD6,00253%8%
Jamesburg, NJ6,00135%29%
Paulsboro, NJ6,00910%79%
Bowleys Quarters, MD5,99826%47%
Independence, IA6,00582%67%
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.