School Details

Independence High School

850 Independence Rd, Coal City, WV 25823
(304) 683-3228
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 657 students 16 students/teacher (WV avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

36%
44%
41%
41%
52%
48%
22%
30%
31%
30%
39%
37%

West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2)

In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Raleigh County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
51%
43%
44%
55%
48%
38%
48%
45%

West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2)

In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Raleigh County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
54%
48%
35%
49%
45%
29%
36%
35%

West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2)

In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Raleigh County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Independence High School is a public high school in Coal City. 657 children attend Independence High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 44% of the 657 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Independence High School is 16:1. Mt Tabor Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 98% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I love my school and have a lot of pride in it. The teachers are awesome the extracurricular activities are over flowing in vibrance and enjoyment and everyone has a part in the sports. We have cookouts with free food during homecoming the best prom around and something interesting for all of us patriots all of the time such as the talent show we are having this week. YOU JUST CAN'T HIDE THAT PATRIOT PRIDE!!! GO PATRIOTS!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    While the school is very safe and offers the basic eduaction necessities I see many problems. Inconisitency in the disciplinary system and a lack on some teachers behalf for actually teaching. The school does however have their gems such as Nik Mower Jim Goode Lisa Terry Bethany Daniels Larry Stewart and just a few others. I also believe that the school could use more funding since there aren't enough textbooks or classrooms to go around.

  • (7 years ago)

    Parents are welcome to become involved in all aspects of this school. Sports programs are fair to all.

  • (9 years ago)

    IMS has great teachers that make learning fun for the kids. My child and my nieces all love the school. IMS is a very well rounded and well structured school. I wouldn't want my child attending any other school. IMS is a cut above the rest.

  • (10 years ago)

    Independence High School is in my opinion one of the best schools in raleigh county. I am a current student Independence and I love it. The teachers are friendly the academics are awesome and I think that it's the best school for anyone to be in. There is harly any racism and most of the people there get along.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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