Independence Elementary

Public K-5

 6255 New Independence Pkwy
       Winter Garden, FL  34787-8891


(407) 217-7727

District: Orange

SchoolDigger Rank:
62nd of 2,247 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,353 Help

Students who attend Independence Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bridgewater Middle
High:    Windermere High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0
Number of students:  692

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.8%
Hispanic:
39.6%
Asian:
6.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 5, 2021.


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Compare Details Independence Elementary ranks better than 97.2% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 5th among 157 ranked elementary schools in the Orange School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.66. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (45.8%), Hispanic (39.6%), Asian (6.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Independence Elementary is 16. 134 elementary schools in the Orange School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Independence Elementary is $8,353. 148 elementary schools in the Orange School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Independence Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Independence Elementary 62nd of 2247 Florida public elementary schools. (See Independence Elementary in the ranking list.)

Orange:

SchoolDigger ranks Orange 41st of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Independence Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2016 87.76 202nd 2087 90.3%
2017 92.69 82nd 2112 96.1%
2018 92.77 84th 2118 96.0%
2019 92.08 93rd 2182 95.7%
2021 94.66 62nd 2247 97.2%

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

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Independence Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 441 45 34 245 2 0 18 0 785
2017 485 56 34 194 1 1 17 0 788
2018 590 71 49 296 0 3 27 0 1036
2019 654 71 98 446 1 5 33 0 1308
2020 577 45 79 385 0 5 38 0 1129
2021 317 29 48 274 0 2 22 0 692

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 785 50.0 15.7 29.7
2017 788 49.0 16.0 19.8
2018 1036 66.0 15.6 21.3
2019 1308 80.0 16.3 18.3
2020 1129 69.0 16.3 19.7
2021 692 43.0 16.0 26.6

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 785 50.0 15.7 29.7
2017 788 49.0 16.0 19.8
2018 1036 66.0 15.6 21.3
2019 1308 80.0 16.3 18.3
2020 1129 69.0 16.3 19.7
2021 692 43.0 16.0 26.6

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Independence Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $83 (1.3%) $6,087 (98.7%) $6,170
2019 $90 (1.5%) $5,987 (98.5%) $6,077
2020 $180 (2.4%) $7,292 (97.6%) $7,472
2021 $550 (6.6%) $7,804 (93.4%) $8,353

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Independence Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 93rd of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 62nd of 2247 Elementary schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Independence Elementary)8183
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5555
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5854
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Independence Elementary)8875
 13%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Orange)6251
 11%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6251
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Elementary)8177
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5750
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5852
 6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Independence Elementary)8886
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Orange)6352
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6453
 11%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Elementary)8185
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5453
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5654
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Independence Elementary)8484
   5th Grade Mathematics (Orange)5751
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6051
 9%
5th Grade Science (Independence Elementary)7681
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Orange)5450
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5347
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students1308692
 47.1%
African American7129
 59.2%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian9848
 51%
Hispanic446274
 38.6%
Pacific Islander52
 60%
Two or More Races3322
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.3%26.6%
 8.2%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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