Independence school information

Average Test Scores49%51%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:114:116:1
Total public schools371,89979,221
Total private schools953124,874
Total post-secondary schools22137,963
The Independence, MO educational system consists of 37 public schools, 9 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Independence public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 4% lower than than the Missouri average and equal to than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Independence public schools is 22:1, compared to 14:1 in Missouri and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.1% have completed high school, 18.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Independence are equal to the national average.
  • There are approximately 37 public schools in Independence.
  • 84.7% of people in Independence have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.1% of people in Independence have completed high school.
  • 18.1% of people in Independence have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Independence

Completed 8th grade84.7%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college50.1%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.8%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.1%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters5.7%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Riverside, MO3,10385%72%
Westwood, KS1,74775%51%
Blue Springs, MO53,64172%47%
Leawood, KS33,76370%43%
Lake Lotawana, MO2,27466%34%
Independence, MO117,21749%0%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Columbia, MO117,16544%10%
Springfield, IL116,74526%47%
Beaumont, TX117,72958%18%
Ann Arbor, MI118,08759%20%
Peoria, IL115,99024%52%
Independence, MO117,21749%0%
Source: The Independence, MO 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.