Independence High School

229 reviews
  1. Williamson County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1776 Declaration Way
Thompson's Station, TN 37179
Telephone
(615) 472-4600
Website

Independence High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1280
7 responses
Average ACT
27
143 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
AP Enrollment
30%
AP Exam Pass Rate
68%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    13%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    56%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    31%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
  • Senior privileges (exemptions, balcony, parking)
    38%
  • Football games
    32%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Basketball games
    5%
  • Pep rallys
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,327
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,237
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,912/ year
National
$11,890
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses

Reviews

229 reviews
  • Excellent
    46
  • Very Good
    94
  • Average
    74
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    4
First of all, the staff at Independence is INCREDIBLE. All of my teachers were SO supportive and were committed to helping me reach my full potential. I also cannot rave enough about the CTE programs that Independence has to offer! I chose to take Early Childhood Education as my CTE class and without that course, I would have never decided to major in Elementary Education. The only downside I have would be the exuberant amount of peer pressure I experienced during my time at Independence High School. Overall, I had a positive experience at Independence High School.
  • Alum
  • 1 month ago
I love Independence High School. I have been there since I was a freshman, and the school has really helped me grow into the person I am today. There are many different people in our big school, and we have a "family like" community. We are accepting of others; especially the new kids that come in the middle of the year. The teachers and staff are very positive and have helped me succeed in so many possible ways. I am very involved in the school, and am proud to go to Independence. It is such a blessing!
  • Senior
  • 8 days ago
I really enjoyed the atmosphere when it came to sports. I feel like not only was the football team and basketball team supported, but also the band and many other sports/clubs. The health science classes were really informational and taught a good basis for what I will need to know in the future. I also really enjoyed the senior privileges, for example, seniors are able to sit outside during lunch, which is awesome when the weather is nice. Seniors also were allowed to be exempted from semester exams if they had a 91 or above for the semester grade. This was great motivation for people to excel in the classroom.
I didn't necessarily enjoy the dress code I felt like sometimes people weren't able to fully express themselves.
  • Senior
  • 22 days ago