Independence Jr High School



Independence Jr High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Independence Jr High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 78
7 79
8 85
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Independence Jr High School is a public elementary school located in Palos Heights, IL in the Palos Heights School District 128. It enrolls 242 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 15.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 242
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 15.79

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Independence Jr High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 123
(51%)
363
(48%)
 Male 119
(49%)
397
(52%)

Independence Jr High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 212
(88%)
652
(86%)
 Hispanic 22
(9%)
81
(11%)
 Black 4
(2%)
13
(2%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
12
(2%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Independence Jr High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 238
(98%)
747
(98%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 4
(2%)
11
(1%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Independence Jr High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (1.7%) is significantly lower than the state average of 54.0%. 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 Jr High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 236
2006 231
2007 222
2008 233
2009 251
2010 254
2011 258
2012 242

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.4
2006 12.2
2007 14.8
2008 12.9
2009 13.9
2010 16.5
2011 16.1
2012 15.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 N/A
2007 N/A
2008 N/A
2009 N/A
2010 N/A
2011 0.01937984496124
2012 0.016528925619835

Compare Independence Jr High School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,530.0% 15.3:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 1.7%
 
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Independence Jr High School
Palos Heights, IL
Public 06 - 08 242 15.3:1  
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Private PK - 08 215 16:1 2 miles
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Private PK - 12 277 6:1 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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