This school is a treasure. The staff are deeply dedicated to the quality of the children's experience here. Many parents are involved in contributing to class enrichment. All children are held accountable so behavioral issues here are very minor. This is such a pleasant place to visit because everyone is happy learning! The school is small enough so everyone gets the attention they need. Student teachers from WOU are absolutely outstanding. I can't say enough good things about my children's education here - they love going to school they come home inspired as well as tired and real relationships exist here between kids educators and the community.
Independence Elementary School is a public elementary school in Independence. 336 children attend Independence Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 73% of the 336 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Independence Elementary School is 18:1. Ash Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- P.E. classes
- Rock climbing
|Native American or Native Alaskan||1%||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||73%||60%|
IES offers a family oriented community approach. Every morning parents staff and students get together for 'Team Time'. We dance and sing to the macarena the chicken dance YMCA and other fun songs. All staff discipline students in the same manner. If you yelled 'Five!' students would yell 'Four three two one.' and then dead silence. Teachers greet/say goodbye to each student individually with a hug or a hand shake; and teachers actually like kids! and other staff as well. I have been a parent at IES for three years and am currently completing my practicum there for my Masters. This little brick school house is ideal for close knit families and a great treasure!
I have two children enrolled in IES. The teachers my children have had are wonderful! After school they have a program that helps them with their homework and projects. My children feel so comfortable & have learned so much. They love to go to school. I would highly recommend this school!