Independence Elementary School

Public PK, KG-4

 615 Tremont Ave
       Lima, OH  45801


(419) 996-3330

District: Lima City

SchoolDigger Rank:
1197th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,959 Help


Students who attend Independence Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lima North Middle School
    Lima West Middle School
High:    Lima Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  275

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.7%
African American:
32.0%
Two or more races:
21.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Independence Elementary School ranks worse than 75% of elementary schools in Ohio. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Lima City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.56. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Independence Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (40.7%), African American (32%), two or more races (21.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Independence Elementary School is $11,959. 4 elementary schools in the Lima City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Independence Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Independence Elementary School 1197th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Independence Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Lima City:

SchoolDigger ranks Lima City 592nd of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Independence Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Independence Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 24.06 1261st 1501 16.0%
2006 27.46 1238th 1504 17.7%
2007 32.96 1255th 1609 22.0%
2008 41.38 1131st 1582 28.5%
2009 34.71 1240th 1610 23.0%
2010 39.67 1216th 1662 26.8%
2011 27.48 1352nd 1686 19.8%
2012 26.79 1389th 1709 18.7%
2013 13.02 1515th 1701 10.9%
2014 20.91 1399th 1687 17.1%
2015 18.59 1408th 1684 16.4%
2016 23.87 1292nd 1678 23.0%
2017 34.64 1187th 1651 28.1%
2018 25.98 1261st 1636 22.9%
2019 35.41 1190th 1676 29.0%
2021 21.24 1211th 1610 24.8%
2022 20.48 1237th 1588 22.1%
2023 25.56 1197th 1596 25.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Independence Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.13 74th 166 55.4%
2022 8.24 156th 162 3.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Independence Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.47 1047th 1465 28.5%
2019 49.82 836th 1465 42.9%
2021 28.01 1007th 1404 28.3%
2022 28.45 1047th 1419 26.2%
2023 34.92 1007th 1447 30.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Independence Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.10 1235th 1518 18.6%
2019 40.44 1022nd 1502 32.0%
2021 20.68 1111th 1467 24.3%
2022 18.35 1197th 1488 19.6%
2023 20.35 1174th 1483 20.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Independence Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.62 796th 1021 22.0%
2022 12.30 810th 824 1.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Independence Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.17 1157th 1536 24.7%
2019 33.45 1118th 1535 27.2%
2021 13.08 1228th 1499 18.1%
2022 16.53 1232nd 1518 18.8%
2023 26.99 1117th 1498 25.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Independence Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.47 518th 598 13.4%
2021 53.47 168th 533 68.5%
2023 54.38 223rd 610 63.4%
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Rank History for White students at Independence Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.58 1160th 1309 11.4%
2019 32.97 996th 1271 21.6%
2021 16.25 1088th 1249 12.9%
2023 12.24 1111th 1215 8.6%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Independence Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 309 86 1 8 1 n/a n/a 51 456
2006 291 97 3 10 2 n/a n/a 55 458
2007 284 120 3 11 1 n/a n/a 63 482
2008 273 116 2 13 1 n/a n/a 51 456
2009 285 122 2 10 1 n/a n/a 71 491
2010 261 107 2 6 0 n/a n/a 63 439
2011 243 102 0 20 0 0 80 0 445
2012 213 81 1 21 1 0 60 0 377
2013 187 91 1 17 2 0 47 0 345
2014 177 79 1 25 1 0 56 0 339
2015 208 85 0 27 1 0 62 0 383
2016 193 70 1 20 0 0 62 0 346
2017 170 65 1 29 0 0 66 0 331
2018 158 86 2 26 0 0 65 0 337
2019 152 93 0 24 0 0 74 0 343
2020 119 83 0 22 0 0 75 0 299
2021 111 88 0 19 0 0 67 0 285
2022 102 79 0 18 0 0 67 0 266
2023 112 88 0 15 0 0 60 0 275

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 456 27.8 16.4 82.7
2006 458 27.8 16.5 84.6
2007 482 23.0 21.0 83.8
2008 456 23.0 19.8 n/a
2009 491 26.0 18.9 95.2
2010 439 24.0 18.2 96.5
2011 445 25.0 17.7 87.4
2012 377 23.0 16.3 92.6
2013 345 19.0 18.1 93
2014 339 19.0 17.8 99.1
2015 383 n/a n/a 91.4
2016 346 20.0 17.3 100
2017 331 21.0 15.7 n/a
2018 337 21.0 16.0 n/a
2019 343 21.0 16.3 n/a
2020 299 19.0 15.7 n/a
2021 285 20.0 14.2 n/a
2022 266 18.0 14.7 n/a
2023 275 n/a n/a n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Independence Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 456 27.8 16.4 82.7
2006 458 27.8 16.5 84.6
2007 482 23.0 21.0 83.8
2008 456 23.0 19.8 n/a
2009 491 26.0 18.9 95.2
2010 439 24.0 18.2 96.5
2011 445 25.0 17.7 87.4
2012 377 23.0 16.3 92.6
2013 345 19.0 18.1 93
2014 339 19.0 17.8 99.1
2015 383 n/a n/a 91.4
2016 346 20.0 17.3 100
2017 331 21.0 15.7 n/a
2018 337 21.0 16.0 n/a
2019 343 21.0 16.3 n/a
2020 299 19.0 15.7 n/a
2021 285 20.0 14.2 n/a
2022 266 18.0 14.7 n/a
2023 275 n/a n/a n/a

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 School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,270
2022 $12,228
2023 $11,959

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Independence Elementary School

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1190th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1197th of 1596 Elementary schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Independence Elementary School)57.947.2
 10.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lima City)58.254.7
 3.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Independence Elementary School)57.930.6
 27.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lima City)53.136.2
 16.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Independence Elementary School)67.453.7
 13.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lima City)63.747.6
 16.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Elementary School)45.736.6
 9.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lima City)48.831.5
 17.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students343275
 19.8%
African American9388
 5.4%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic2415
 37.5%
Pacific Islander00
White152112
 26.3%
Two or More Races7460
 18.9%


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Students who attend Independence Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lima North Middle School
Middle : Lima West Middle School
High : Lima Senior High School

Students at Independence Elementary School are 41% White, 32% African American, 22% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 275 students attended Independence Elementary School.

Independence Elementary School ranks 1197th of 1596 Ohio elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ohio Department of Education. Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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