Independence High School



Independence High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Independence High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 143
10 123
11 131
12 111

Independence High School is a public high school of the Tangipahoa Parish School District located in Independence, LA. It has 508 students in grades 8th through 12th. Independence High School is the 181st largest public high school in Louisiana and the 10,529th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 14.5 to 1.

Total Students: 508
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 35

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Independence High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 259
(51%)
3,560
(52%)
 Female 249
(49%)
3,345
(48%)

Independence High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 252
(50%)
3,206
(46%)
 White 203
(40%)
3,414
(49%)
 Hispanic 41
(8%)
163
(2%)
 Two or More 8
(2%)
58
(1%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
52
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
10
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
2
(0%)

Independence High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 393
(77%)
4,180
(61%)
 Not Eligible 82
(16%)
2,291
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(6%)
434
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Independence High School is ranked 117th out of 0 ranked schools in Louisiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Independence High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (83.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 57.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Independence High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 526
2006 538
2007 513
2008 528
2009 534
2010 548
2011 541
2012 508

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.1
2006 17
2007 15.1
2008 16.5
2009 16.3
2010 17.6
2011 15.9
2012 14.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.6958174904943
2006 0.70260223048327
2007 0.73684210526316
2008 0.79166666666667
2009 0.7565543071161
2010 0.74452554744526
2011 0.81700554528651
2012 0.83858267716535

Compare Independence High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,438.2% 14.4:1
 
1,450.0% 14.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 57.4%
 
This School 83.9%
 

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