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Avg. test scores 51%
High school dipl. 0%
Bachelors degree 40%

Independence school information

IndexIndependenceMissouriNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexIndependenceMissouriNational
      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%

      Independence, MO School Districts

      • Independence 30 School District
      • Fort Osage R-I School District
      • Blue Springs R-IV School District

      There are a total of 37 public schools, 9 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Independence. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Independence, MO schools is 49%. The average student to teacher ratio is 22:1. In Independence, MO, an average of 84.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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.