Independence High School in Thompson's Station, TN - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,327
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    212 3.7
  • Ranking

Independence High School is a public coed school in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. It has 1,327 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 212 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1776 Declaration Way
Thompson's Station, TN 37179
(615) 472-4600

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 212 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The school has never felt unsafe but there is a lot of students that use vapor but not normally in side the school.
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Extracurriculars: The sports and bigger clubs take up most student and the other don't commit to one.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I would choose to come here again because of the good atmosphere.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: Most teachers try to help and encourage students. However not all student accept the help. Also football gets most the money, while other sports have to deal with old equipment. The clubs and arts also struggle for money and for members.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: 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.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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3.00 Summit High School Public, Coed
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4.00 Winstead Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Oak View Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Longview Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Allendale Elementary School Public, Coed
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3.66 Moore Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Franklin Elementary School Public, Coed
2.00 Spring Hill Elementary School Public, Coed
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Middle College High School Public, Coed
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Grace Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 Johnson Elementary School Public, Coed
2.00 Marvin Wright Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Freedom Intermediate School Public, Coed
Northfield Academy Public, Coed
4.00 Pearre Creek Elementary School Public, Coed
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3.33 Poplar Grove Middle School Public, Coed
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2.00 Spring Hill Middle School Public, Coed
3.66 Centennial High School Public, Coed
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2.00 Spring Hill High School Public, Coed
3.66 Hunters Bend Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Trinity Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Fred J. Page High School Public, Coed
3.66 Hillsboro Elementary/Middle School Public, Coed
3.66 Fred J. Page Middle School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Summit High School 3 mi. 1,202
4.00 Franklin High School 8 mi. 1,752
3.66 Centennial High School 8 mi. 1,699
2.00 Spring Hill High School 9 mi. 944
4.00 Fred J. Page High School 8 mi. 874

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Independence High School United States Tennessee Centennial High School Franklin High School Fred J. Page High School Spring Hill High School Summit High School
White 83.0% 51.0% 65.5% 67.0% 85.0% 88.0% 74.0% 86.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 7.8% 12.0% 5.0% 3.0% 8.0% 6.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 23.0% 12.0% 2.0% 2.0% 15.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 1.6% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.8% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.1%
Grade 10 28.9%
Grade 11 21.2%
Grade 12 23.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 24% Friendships
  • 23% Sports
  • 18% Wide variety of classes
  • 17% Faculty
  • 11% Provide daycare for teachers
  • 8% The opportunities to make a difference

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 33% Cliques
  • 23% Attitudes
  • 13% Administration
  • 10% Pressure from staff to overload with AP classes
  • 7% Not as many class options
  • 7% The grading scale
  • 7% Bullies

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 32% Indy Nation Unity
  • 24% The Indy Nation togetherness
  • 20% School Spirit
  • 12% Variety of programs
  • 8% Criminal Justice Program
  • 4% Friendliness

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 36% Ambitious
  • 32% Unified
  • 18% Relaxed
  • 14% Very club oriented

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% Get involved
  • 21% Don't be afraid to put yourself out there
  • 16% Try really hard to stay connected

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.