Independence school information

IndexIndependenceLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores52%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools31,33479,221
Total private schools139524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1757,963
The Independence, LA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Independence public schools have average test scores of 52% which is 19% lower than than the Louisiana average and 5% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Independence public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Louisiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 66.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 64.6% have completed high school, 12.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Independence are 5% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Independence.
  • 66.9% of people in Independence have completed 8th grade.
  • 64.6% of people in Independence have completed high school.
  • 12.3% of people in Independence have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Independence

IndexIndependenceLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade66.9%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school64.6%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college31.1%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree14.4%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.3%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.0%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.0%1.3%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Albany, LA1,42976%54%
Springfield, LA42272%46%
Livingston, LA1,81670%42%
Ponchatoula, LA6,94465%31%
Roseland, LA1,03160%21%
Independence, LA1,70452%5%

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Claysburg, PA1,70444%10%
Horton, KS1,70430%40%
Hudson, IL1,70427%45%
Newaygo, MI1,70435%29%
Prairie Grove, IL1,70445%10%
Independence, LA1,70452%5%
Source: The Independence, LA 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.