My school is awesome because when you don't understand or misunderstand something you could always asks teachers to assistance you to became understanding the problems, and you will know that once you get it would be a piece of a cake of any subjects.
I am a parent of 2 kids in IHS. My kids are doing well in school. one is in Sophomore and one is in Junior. I was nervous when sending my kids to this school due to negative reputation but now 3rd years with this school my kid are doing well and happy wtih friends and the teachers.
Independence is a great school. My son graduated in 2010 and is an UCSD sophomore. Most of his friends got in UC. Actually, no matter which school you attend, if you study hard dream will come true.
I graduated from IHS. Now I'm going to San Jose State University for Engineering (B.S.). This high school has a large campus and the second biggest campus of high school in USA. Teachers are really friendly and good security with police on campus.
I am a graduating this year from Indepedence and am going to UCSD this fall. I have to disagree many of the reviews. Independence does not have lower academic standards and if the student feels that the classes are not challenging enough, there are classes called 'AP' classes. As for the rumors about the school being violent and agressive, every school has bad students; I have seen two fights this year, and both were broken up almost immediately by security. independence simply has a higher population, and with this all of our activities are done on a much larger scale than other schools. However, the budget cuts have hit the school extremely hard this year and many teachers and advisors are being cut. The next few years will be hard for many students and teachers in the East Side Union High School District.
My 1rst child who had graduated from Piedmont HS (2006) continued to do well in UC Santa Cruz ( now senior ). My 2nd child graduated from Independence HS ( 2008) and continued to do well too at UCBerkely(now sophomore). I had been reluctant to send my 2nd child to Independence HS because of all the negative rumors but my child has turned out to be fine . He had witnessed fights twice during his 4 years at Independence HS and learnt how to avoid it. At Berkeley, He had been approached by a homeless twice and managed to get out of the situation safely. He had witnessed violence at the Bart on the way home from Berkely and still remaint fine. He's managed to adjust himself to the large and diverse campus at UCB partly because he 'd been used to the large size and diverse ethnic groups at Independence HS.
This school's low academic standards fool students into thinking they're doing well eventhough they're not. Drugs, gangs, violence are a regular part of this school, but the admin. likes to keep that undisclosed. If a student is failing, they send him off to one of the alternative schools, or to an adult school, so that he, or she, won't show up in their statistics as a failure. Don't trust the student evaluations--they go by how much 'fun' they can have, not by how much they actually learn. As an employer, I've found I can't rely on the grades students get at Independence; they are meaningless.
I belive that this school is a violent and agressive school. With all the fights and everything.Its a very i would never reccomend this school ever. Thatswhy i am transfering my daughter to piedmont high school
IHS is not the typical high school that you would see on TV. Everyone is able to get along without having upperclassmen pick on lowerclassmen. In fact, our Link Crew Program encourages the opposite. The upperclassmen help the freshmen transition to high school in a nice environment and friendly atmosphere. We are also very diverse and offer a large variety of clubs. It's hard not to find a club you like!
i love independence cause we have hecka clubs and we have a club day! theres also this thing called link crew in out school and they help the fresmen out 1-2 time a month!they go out of ther classes just to help lead the freshmen around!hecka nice! plus, we put a lot of effort in our school to make sure that the student sre having fun at school about learning and having a good time!!!
IHS has served me well these past 2 years! The staff are great and the students are chill!
Extensive programs, good teachers, lotsa students. This school is HUGE and that's what we love about it!
Independence High School is one of the biggest and most diverse schools that you will ever go to. The students and teachers are both very nice and there is a lot for everyone to do!
The school is very big, the facility is AWESOME. Most of the people are very friendly, great teachers, and the sports team are very fun to be apart of and we have a great gym. There is a lot of diversity at our school. :)
Indy is one of the best schools ever. Nice campus, good teachers, and very diverse. I love this school.
Independence is the best! It offers many classes and is althogether not as bad as everyone else thinks.
As a former Sixer I can tell you that this school has some of the best teachers and a lovely campus. The students are nice and the staff helpful. Go Indy!
I think Independence has become a very decent school in the past years and only show signs of improving. Good Job.
This school is the best ! It's name really suites the spirit and student body ! We are independent but can stand alone. It's a huge school, but we are all united (=
Some clubs offers opportunities such as scholerships and can help you find your true passion. There are lots of electives to choose from. There is a large variety in athletic groups.
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