Independence Academy

Public, Charter K-8

 12902 E Us Highway 92
       Dover, FL  33527-4139


 (813) 473-8600

 School Website

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
1058th of 2,118 Florida Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.5
Number of students:  595

Racial breakdown:
White:
69.4%
Hispanic:
20.8%
African American:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, June 14, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Independence Academy ranked better than 50% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranked 67th among 168 ranked elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.02. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.4%), Hispanic (20.8%), African American (4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 5.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Independence Academy is 14.5. 156 elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Independence Academy employs 41 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Independence Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Independence Academy 1058th of 2118 Florida public elementary schools. (See Independence Academy in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 49th of 66 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%

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

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 Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 192 n/a n/a 15.1
2009 381 n/a n/a 19.0
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

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 Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 192 n/a n/a 15.1
2009 381 n/a n/a 19.0
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

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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