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Independence High School

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Posted January 26, 2011

I went to this school before it changes its name to Independence High school. This school was West Manhattan Outreach Center when I went there and this is a great school. I was a transfer student with academic and social difficulties. This school made a a better person. I found out the teachers I had when I was there are still there and thats why this is a good school


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

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Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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Femalen/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Chemistry

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Earth Science

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English

All Students44%
Female50%
Male36%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities9%
General population48%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Geometry

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students37%
Female34%
Male41%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Integrated Algebra

All Students32%
Female25%
Male43%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Living Environment

All Students44%
Female45%
Male41%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Native Americann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students45%
Female42%
Male48%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities17%
General population48%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

This school was not given a Progress Report Grade by the NYC Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 60% 23%
Black 33% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
White 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 277%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 36%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 5%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MR. RON SMOLKIN

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850 10th Ave
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 262-8067

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