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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (1 response)
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There are 47 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Independence CS
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted January 24, 2016
- a community member
Thanks to all of the ICS staff. You are making an incredible impact in the lives of the children & their families that you serve.

Independence CS
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted January 24, 2016
- a community member
ICS teachers are knowledgeable, skilled & experienced in their field. They daily share their knowledge with their students, other staff & parents.


Independence CS
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted January 24, 2016
- a community member
Students need to develop a balance between education & recreation. ICS encourages its students and creates an environment for them to become life learners.

Independence CS
Develops grit: Agree

Posted January 24, 2016
- a community member
When a student is either failing or struggling in their studies or having difficulty socially the school provides many supports to help the student overcome their challenges.

Independence CS
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted January 24, 2016
- a community member
Students are taught and encouraged and given opportunities to respect both staff, fellow students & their school environment


Independence CS
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted January 24, 2016
- a community member
ICS staff is very hands on with assisting & encouraging students in how to treat fellow classmates and ICS staff. Students and staff participate in events & activities both inside & outside the school that support helping others.

Independence CS
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted January 24, 2016
- a community member
ICS has created an environment through their focus on global citizenship through a multicultural educational program that encourages respect for others, diplomacy & accountability.

Independence CS 5

Posted January 24, 2016
- a community member
ICS is a public charter school full of diversity-culturally & economically . The teachers & staff are knowledgeable & supportive of students & their families. Both Spanish programs are awesome & the school provides many opportunities that help to reinforce the students new language skills. Since attending this school my children have been exposed to many great personal & academic experiences.


Independence CS 4

Posted September 29, 2015
- a parent
Our daughter has attended since kindergarten and is now starting the 8th grade. A much better option to a neighborhood school. Great teachers. International focus is preparing her to be a responsible citizen of the world. I wish they continued through the 12th grade, but opening the West Philadelphia branch will give more children the opportunity to receive a great elementary school experience.

Independence CS 5

Posted June 10, 2014
- a parent
Dedicated teachers, great staff, amazing parents and kids. Since my son won the lottery for a spot in ICS I feel like I never need to win another thing. This school looks and feels like the city of Philadelphia, with a diverse student body made of kids from every neighborhood. We're very lucky to be part of it.

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Independence CS
1600 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA  19146
(215) 238-8000
Last modified Independence CS is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Independence CS Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top