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Independence High School

216 reviews
  1. Williamson County School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
#26 in 2016 Best Public High Schools in Tennessee
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. Outcomes
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1776 Declaration Way
Thompson's Station, TN 37179
Telephone
(615) 472-4600
Website
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Independence High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
27

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
AP Enrollment
29%
AP Exam Pass Rate
54%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
23%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    12%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    54%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    35%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Basketball games
    4%
  • Football games
    35%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Pep rallys
    8%
  • Senior privileges (exemptions, balcony, parking)
    38%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,327
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,526
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
17%
Female Athletes
10%
Expenses Per Student
$9,193/ year
National
$11,927
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses

Reviews

216 reviews
  • Excellent
    38
  • Very Good
    91
  • Average
    72
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    4
there are so many activities available to students from all of the standard athletics to , debate, performing arts, static art, engineer and science. If a student has a passion for something and there isn't a club or organization that addresses it , the administration will find a suitable outlet or create one if needed
  • High School Junior
  • 27 days ago
I would choose to come here again because of the good atmosphere.
  • High School Junior
  • 2 months ago
I would probably choose to go to this school again because it is a public school and of very good quality, but I do have both good and bad experiences. There is entirely too much focus on sports as opposed to the arts and other activities, especially where budget is concerned. As a school in the wealthiest county in the state, there is no reason why money should be an issue, but it is. For example, the football field and bleachers (inside and out) are impeccable, the uniforms are brand new, and each senior on the team even has a blown-up picture of himself in the Commons area. The theatre department, however, works with 40+ disfunctional seats in the auditorium, an old sound system, as well as costumes and set pieces reused year after year even with high participation fees, yet still manages to create the most extraordinary and moving productions I've ever had the privilege to be in.
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago