Independence Academy

Public, Charter K-8

 12902 E Us Highway 92
       Dover, FL  33527-4139


 (813) 473-8600

 School Website

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
901st of 2,182 Florida Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.3
Number of students:  937

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.9%
Hispanic:
20.2%
African American:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.9%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Florida Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details In 2019, Independence Academy ranked better than 58.7% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranked 58th among 174 ranked elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.39. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019, Independence Academy ranked worse than 57.2% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.02. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.9%), Hispanic (20.2%), African American (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Independence Academy is 18.3. 168 elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Details The average total spent per student at Independence Academy is $24,092, which is the 3rd highest among 174 elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Independence Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Independence Academy 901st of 2182 Florida public elementary schools. (See Independence Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Independence Academy 629th of 1099 Florida public middle schools. (See Independence Academy in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 48th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Independence Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 60.36 810th 1919 57.8%
2011 48.41 1088th 1985 45.2%
2012 49.81 1001st 1984 49.5%
2013 56.88 861st 2029 57.6%
2014 56.60 895th 2064 56.6%
2016 68.23 641st 2087 69.3%
2017 60.46 814th 2112 61.5%
2018 50.02 1058th 2118 50.0%
2019 57.39 901st 2182 58.7%

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

Rank History for Independence Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 44.02 629th 1099 42.8%

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

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by a parent
Monday, July 24, 2017

Open Quote My daughters attended last year (1st & 2nd grade) and will attend again this year. We love this school and the teachers and staff that work there. It really feels like a family and the staff go above and beyond to care for our children! We love the clubs and the after school program as well as the summer camp offered to students. The only con is the drop off line at the beginning of the year taking some time. However now I know that will pass in a few weeks :) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Independence Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 171 6 1 8 0 n/a n/a 6 192
2009 342 8 2 14 3 n/a n/a 12 381
2010 308 6 3 20 2 n/a n/a 11 350
2011 316 11 2 43 2 1 6 0 381
2012 342 9 1 58 1 0 7 0 418
2013 347 8 2 65 1 0 7 0 430
2014 356 10 1 66 1 0 11 0 445
2015 323 7 1 62 1 0 8 0 402
2016 363 21 8 82 0 0 12 0 486
2017 413 24 11 124 3 0 20 0 595
2018 643 34 18 172 3 0 24 0 894
2019 655 44 18 189 3 0 28 0 937

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 Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 192 n/a n/a 15.1
2009 381 n/a n/a 19
2010 350 28.0 12.5 30.1
2011 381 24.0 15.8 30.4
2012 418 49.0 8.5 25.8
2013 430 48.0 8.9 27.9
2014 445 40.0 11.1 29.4
2015 402 36.0 11.1 14.7
2016 486 36.0 13.5 7.6
2017 595 41.0 14.5 5.7
2018 894 67.0 13.3 13.1
2019 937 51.0 18.3 36.9

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 Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 192 n/a n/a 15.1
2009 381 n/a n/a 19
2010 350 28.0 12.5 30.1
2011 381 24.0 15.8 30.4
2012 418 49.0 8.5 25.8
2013 430 48.0 8.9 27.9
2014 445 40.0 11.1 29.4
2015 402 36.0 11.1 14.7
2016 486 36.0 13.5 7.6
2017 595 41.0 14.5 5.7
2018 894 67.0 13.3 13.1
2019 937 51.0 18.3 36.9

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.
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Spending Per Student for Independence Academy

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YearSpending from Federal FundsSpending from State and Local FundsTotal Spending Per Student (All Funds)
2018 $326 (4.8%) $6,449 (95.2%) $6,775
2019 $17,939 (74.5%) $6,153 (25.5%) $24,092

Data source: Florida Department of Education




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