Independence Academy



Independence Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Independence Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 36
1 51
2 46
3 39
4 42
5 24
6 21
7 22
8 13
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Independence Academy is a public elementary school located in Grand Junction, CO in the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51. It enrolls 294 students in grades 1st through 12th. Independence Academy is the 813th largest public school in Colorado and the 41,755th largest nationally. It has 18.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 294
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 15.79
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 41,755th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 813th out of 1,072
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 718th out of 1,072
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 865th out of 1,072

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Independence Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 150
(51%)
7,540
(48%)
 Male 144
(49%)
8,034
(52%)

Independence Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 238
(81%)
11,005
(71%)
 Hispanic 37
(13%)
3,593
(23%)
 Two or More 10
(3%)
599
(4%)
 American Indian 5
(2%)
137
(1%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
122
(1%)
 Black 0
(0%)
98
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
20
(0%)

Independence Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 283
(96%)
8,237
(53%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 11
(4%)
6,123
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
1,214
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,057 ranked schools in Colorado, Independence Academy is ranked 1,036th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Independence Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (3.7%) is significantly lower than the state average of 44.3%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 81
2006 139
2007 167
2008 211
2009 206
2010 233
2011 257
2012 294

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.2
2006 16.7
2007 29.3
2008 15.6
2009 15.3
2010 16.2
2011 17.9
2012 18.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.2716049382716
2006
2007 0.0059880239520958
2008 0.004739336492891
2009 0.16019417475728
2010 0.18454935622318
2011 0.19844357976654
2012 0.037414965986395

Compare Independence Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.9% 16.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,860.0% 18.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 3.7%
 
State Average 44.3%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Independence Academy
Grand Junction, CO
Public KG - 08 294 18.6:1  
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Public PK - 05 457 17.5:1 1 miles
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Private PK - 08 144 12:1 2 miles
Nisley Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 443 15.3:1 2 miles
West Middle School
Grand Junction, CO
Public 06 - 08 432 16.9:1 2 miles
Orchard Mesa Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 532 15.5:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 05 337 18.2:1 2 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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