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Independence High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 13 students

 
 

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Posted February 13, 2009

I think they need to work on the standards of the counselor. There were several students to graduate wih honors but the help provided by the counselor was close to none existent. We need counselors who care for all races when it comes to selecting grants and helping with scholarships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

IHS is a small and very welcoming school, which concentrates on teaching the core academic subjects. I would highly recommend IHS to any parent looking for a safe environment for there child to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

I think IHS and IJHS are very committed to the students quality of life and education.I will have to admitt I was somewhat worried when we moved from DeSoto that it would be a difficult adjustment for my children.The faculity quickly helped ease our worries-the children could not be any happier with thier change begining at East Tate Elementry and ending at graduation with IHS!I would like to say thank you for being so committed to the children and not the luxuries.My children are currently enrolled in 7th and 8th grade and have two younger brothers soon to follow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2003

both of my children have gone to independence high. one of which graduated from there this last may. i ahve no problems with the school or the students here. it is not quiet as advanced as other schools but the overall atmosphere is much better than most. we don't have a lot of extra curriculam activities but our teachers do concentrate on the subjects they are teaching. i would strongly recommend our school to anyone who wants a wholesome education without the drugs and violence! our staff does a wonderful job and i appreciate them. also the uniform idea made back 2 school shopping a much more pleasant experience. thanks!
—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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
88%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 46%
Black 38% 50%
Hispanic 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3184 Hwy 305
Coldwater, MS 38618
Phone: (662) 233-4691

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