Independence High (Alternative)

Public 9-12

 1900 G St.
       Merced, CA  95340-5043


(209) 325-1600

District: Merced Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
1117th of 1,290 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,835 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  10.4
Number of students:  75

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
66.7%
White:
26.7%
African American:
2.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.3%

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Compare Details Independence High (Alternative) ranks worse than 86.6% of high schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 8 ranked high schools in the Merced Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.49. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Independence High (Alternative) has the smallest high school student body size in the Merced Union High School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (66.7%), White (26.7%), African American (2.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Independence High (Alternative) is 10.4, which is the 2nd best among 8 high schools in the Merced Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Independence High (Alternative) is $21,835, which is the 2nd highest among 8 high schools in the Merced Union High School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Independence High (Alternative):

SchoolDigger ranks Independence High (Alternative) 1117th of 1290 California public high schools. (See Independence High (Alternative) in the ranking list.)

Merced Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Merced Union High 488th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Independence High (Alternative)

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 18.66 1330th 1653 19.5%
2005 22.50 1305th 1901 31.4%
2006 20.36 1413th 1968 28.2%
2007 20.45 1487th 2063 27.9%
2008 22.87 1417th 2117 33.1%
2009 25.80 1585th 2238 29.2%
2010 18.41 1683rd 2281 26.2%
2011 20.27 1628th 2367 31.2%
2012 28.11 1354th 2354 42.5%
2013 21.79 1587th 2426 34.6%
2015 19.04 1510th 1994 24.3%
2016 15.31 1606th 2039 21.2%
2017 13.08 1659th 2021 17.9%
2018 29.87 1376th 2017 31.8%
2019 22.89 1556th 2133 27.1%
2021 12.49 1117th 1290 13.4%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Independence High (Alternative)

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 405 16 29 130 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1989 290 5 12 148 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1990 178 15 14 156 1 n/a n/a 0 364
1991 145 5 9 114 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1992 214 10 45 161 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1993 148 8 12 121 0 n/a n/a 0 289
1994 153 19 12 162 0 n/a n/a 0 346
1995 147 8 7 169 0 n/a n/a 0 331
1996 147 8 7 169 0 n/a n/a 0 331
1997 144 17 10 139 0 n/a n/a 0 310
1998 168 10 6 137 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1999 168 5 11 159 1 n/a n/a 0 344
2000 136 4 18 142 0 n/a n/a 0 300
2001 111 15 17 129 0 n/a n/a 0 272
2002 123 9 6 168 0 n/a n/a 0 306
2003 123 9 6 168 0 n/a n/a 0 306
2004 125 6 13 118 1 n/a n/a 6 269
2005 134 11 12 149 2 n/a n/a 11 319
2006 97 10 14 170 1 n/a n/a 10 302
2007 85 15 11 133 3 n/a n/a 16 263
2008 79 14 10 160 1 n/a n/a 0 264
2009 78 9 10 165 0 0 5 0 267
2010 60 7 11 132 3 0 2 0 215
2011 51 18 8 128 4 1 3 0 213
2012 37 8 7 102 7 0 3 0 164
2013 34 8 2 41 1 0 1 0 87
2014 12 3 3 26 0 0 0 0 44
2015 8 0 0 27 0 0 1 0 36
2016 15 2 0 32 0 0 0 0 49
2017 10 3 1 21 0 0 1 0 36
2018 19 7 1 19 1 0 0 0 47
2019 11 3 2 38 0 0 1 0 55
2020 19 1 1 61 0 1 4 0 87
2021 20 2 1 50 0 1 1 0 75

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Independence High (Alternative)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 580 18.9 30.6 n/a
1989 455 17.7 25.7 n/a
1990 364 12.7 28.6 n/a
1991 273 9.2 29.6 n/a
1992 430 9.3 46.2 n/a
1993 289 15.8 18.3 0
1994 346 13.0 26.6 0
1995 331 18.1 18.3 0
1996 331 18.1 18.3 0
1997 310 20.6 15.0 0
1998 321 20.2 15.9 78.8
1999 344 11.1 31.0 56.1
2000 300 9.6 31.3 78.3
2001 272 9.0 30.2 79
2002 306 9.7 31.5 80.7
2003 306 9.7 31.5 80.7
2004 269 10.6 25.4 67.3
2005 319 12.5 25.5 77.3
2006 302 9.2 32.8 48.3
2007 263 9.5 27.7 92.3
2008 264 17.2 15.3 63.3
2009 267 14.5 15.3 62.5
2010 215 19.0 11.3 75.8
2011 213 n/a n/a 76.5
2012 164 9.5 17.2 n/a
2013 87 7.1 12.2 69
2014 44 6.0 7.3 86.4
2015 36 4.0 9.0 83.3
2016 49 4.0 12.2 93.9
2017 36 4.4 8.1 80.6
2018 47 5.4 8.7 72.3
2019 55 4.0 13.7 89.1
2020 87 n/a n/a 83.9
2021 75 7.2 10.4 89.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Independence High (Alternative)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 580 18.9 30.6 n/a
1989 455 17.7 25.7 n/a
1990 364 12.7 28.6 n/a
1991 273 9.2 29.6 n/a
1992 430 9.3 46.2 n/a
1993 289 15.8 18.3 0
1994 346 13.0 26.6 0
1995 331 18.1 18.3 0
1996 331 18.1 18.3 0
1997 310 20.6 15.0 0
1998 321 20.2 15.9 78.8
1999 344 11.1 31.0 56.1
2000 300 9.6 31.3 78.3
2001 272 9.0 30.2 79
2002 306 9.7 31.5 80.7
2003 306 9.7 31.5 80.7
2004 269 10.6 25.4 67.3
2005 319 12.5 25.5 77.3
2006 302 9.2 32.8 48.3
2007 263 9.5 27.7 92.3
2008 264 17.2 15.3 63.3
2009 267 14.5 15.3 62.5
2010 215 19.0 11.3 75.8
2011 213 n/a n/a 76.5
2012 164 9.5 17.2 n/a
2013 87 7.1 12.2 69
2014 44 6.0 7.3 86.4
2015 36 4.0 9.0 83.3
2016 49 4.0 12.2 93.9
2017 36 4.4 8.1 80.6
2018 47 5.4 8.7 72.3
2019 55 4.0 13.7 89.1
2020 87 n/a n/a 83.9
2021 75 7.2 10.4 89.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Independence High (Alternative)

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $21,834

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Independence High (Alternative)

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1556th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1117th of 1290 High schools
 13.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Independence High (Alternative))37.527.3
 10.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Merced Union High)47.246.6
 0.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.359.2
 2%
12th Grade Science (Independence High (Alternative))5.33.9
 1.4%
   12th Grade Science (Merced Union High)16.322.2
 5.9%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.627.5
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students5575
 36.4%
African American32
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic3850
 31.6%
Pacific Islander01
Two or More Races11
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.1%89.3%
 0.2%




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