School Details

Independence High School

636 North Independence Ave, Provo, UT 84601
(801) 374-4920
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 276 students 16 students/teacher (UT avg is 26)

Test Scores by grade

25%
91%
90%
50%
74%
74%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Provo District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
85%
88%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Provo District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
83%
87%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Provo District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
84%
86%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Provo District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
51%
40%
43%
68%
73%
60%
64%
68%
16%
69%
42%
14%
76%
75%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Provo District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Independence High School is a public high school in Provo. 276 students go to Independence High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 80% of the 276 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Independence High School is 16:1. The Journey: Blazing New Trails LLC Impact Ranch is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 45% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 65%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Asian 0.4% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently a Senior at IHS. IHS is the best high school in Provo. Although it lacks extracurricular activities this school does everything it can to help students. At Provo High i often felt like I was dumb or often neglected by some of the teachers. But at IHS everybody cares for you and they spend hours just to help students with homework. If IHS had more activities it would be way better but with the lack of funds they give us it is really hard. Everyone says Independence is a school for trouble makers or 'potheads'but that is not true. Independence students are amazing. I recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended this school barley last year. I was attending provo high freshman through half of my jr. Year and i even went back to provo high senior year when i was all caught up on credits but i went back to independence because i liked i it better i had friends at both schools but i liked how the teachers treated you no matter if you there for misbehaving or lack of attendance..All students were the same. I also liked how the teachers focused more on the students and how we called them by their first name so we can get along with them easier well at first for me it was kind of awkward because i'm used to calling a teacher mr/mrs. Whatever their last name is but then i got used to calling them by their first name. But otherwise i recommend this school for all.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended IHS my freshman year. I like how the teachers were more focused on their students. Its a school like no other. I enjoyed my experience at IHS but I recommend a mainstream or regular high school rather than an alternative. Although a good school IHS is it lacks alot of the what a high school experience should be. I mean extracurricular activties. There's barely any sports no homecoming prom etc.

  • (8 years ago)

    Being a student who attended both provo high school and also independence high school I would have to say that I personally think that independence is the best school I could have chosen in the district. The classes are smaller the teachers more focused on each students needs and the enviroment more controlled. While there are fewer courses to chose from they do offer all of the basics. They focus more on getting us out there into the real world comparred to learning how to pick the best classes. While every school has its problems I think that this schools benefits greatly out way anything else.

  • (9 years ago)

    Independence High School has an excellent ROTC program for those kids needing role models and discipline. It will be nice to provide extra curricular activities such as music and sports. I believe Provo School District should stop treating this school as a 'punishment school' for those kids in trouble. There is a mix of kids who got in trouble for violence and those who just have family problems. Staff is average in general with a few exceptions. There is a lack of leadership and until the district appoints a principal who cares about the students the school will remain as a good project.

  • (10 years ago)

    I know that Independence doesnt have all the extacurricular classes that the other schools provide but they have Law Enforcement which I think is the best they have Home Ec. classes psychology bike/small engines repair weight training office aids and teacher assistants. They also have a great program called Lions In Action where the students go to elementery schools and help the children with their reading and school work. Independence also has students do community service which is also good.

  • (10 years ago)

    For an alternative high school this school really misses the mark as with most schools in the Provo School District. Zero Tolerance is greatly over emphasized to the point of being ridiculous. In order to have our kids in this district grow into successful adults in society we as parents need to stop allowing our tax dollars to be spent on tearing our kids apart emotionally ripping any self confidence or self esteem from them because they choose to be individuals rather than clones. This high schools focuses more on petty misbehaviors than it does in actual teaching. And it is supposed to be a school geared for the kids that have a hard time in the mainstream schools.

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