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Independence Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 569 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted July 13, 2004

I thought that the Independence Senior High School was a very great school...the staff was so helpful and pleasant to be around! The helped me so much with making my decision as to where my child would go to school! My husband recently got informed that we would have to be moving to our choice of three different towns in Southeast Kansas. We had to chose from Neodesha, Coffeyville, and Independence. Needless to say we choose to move to Coffeyville simply because it is just a wonderful community and the school has such nice workers who strive to get the best of the student's ability! I'm looking forward to enroling my students at Independence High School!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

145 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

2012

 
 
n/a
Reading

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities58%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 68%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Black 7% 7%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1301 North 10th
Independence, KS 67301
Phone: (620) 332-1815

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