Independence Middle School

Public 5-8

 6111 Archwood Rd
       Independence, OH  44131-4901


(216) 642-5865

District: Independence Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
144th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,067 Help


Students who attend Independence Middle School usually attend:

High:    Independence High School

Feeder schools for Independence Middle School:

Elementary:    Independence Primary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  320

Racial breakdown:

White:
92.2%
Two or more races:
3.8%
Asian:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.8% Help


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Compare Details Independence Middle School ranks better than 86.3% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.49. (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 Racial makeup is: White (92.2%), two or more races (3.8%), Asian (1.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Independence Middle School is 13.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Independence Middle School is $18,067.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Independence Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Independence Middle School 144th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Independence Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Independence Local:

SchoolDigger ranks Independence Local 77th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Independence Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Independence Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.84 32nd 400 92.0%
2005 81.52 93rd 692 86.6%
2006 85.22 32nd 732 95.6%
2007 82.69 82nd 837 90.2%
2008 85.72 41st 835 95.1%
2009 84.98 57th 858 93.4%
2010 85.18 45th 895 95.0%
2011 79.77 136th 925 85.3%
2012 81.77 98th 989 90.1%
2013 83.64 65th 1001 93.5%
2014 85.35 34th 1008 96.6%
2015 90.29 31st 1035 97.0%
2016 92.16 26th 1050 97.5%
2017 89.22 50th 1038 95.2%
2018 87.27 71st 1010 93.0%
2019 86.80 80th 1050 92.4%
2021 89.59 63rd 1037 93.9%
2022 90.38 56th 1017 94.5%
2023 83.49 144th 1048 86.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Independence Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.18 68th 897 92.4%
2019 88.54 44th 917 95.2%
2021 88.32 66th 910 92.7%
2022 90.59 35th 925 96.2%
2023 81.03 143rd 943 84.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Independence Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 95.93 8th 576 98.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Independence Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.73 184th 521 64.7%
2021 78.62 3rd 274 98.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Independence Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.67 80th 916 91.3%
2019 85.50 87th 933 90.7%
2021 89.51 65th 924 93.0%
2022 89.33 67th 946 92.9%
2023 81.93 144th 963 85.0%
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Rank History for White students at Independence Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.54 88th 781 88.7%
2019 84.83 81st 796 89.8%
2021 87.21 59th 781 92.4%
2022 88.20 51st 809 93.7%
2023 78.22 153rd 805 81.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Independence Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 198 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 198
1989 220 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 220
1990 231 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 233
1991 242 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 245
1992 262 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1993 264 4 3 0 0 n/a n/a 1 272
1994 267 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 269
1995 297 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 299
1996 297 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 299
1997 292 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 295
1998 305 1 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 314
1999 304 1 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2000 276 2 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 290
2001 289 1 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 302
2002 311 2 7 3 0 n/a n/a 1 324
2003 311 2 7 3 0 n/a n/a 1 324
2004 367 1 8 3 0 n/a n/a 1 380
2005 363 1 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2006 367 4 10 1 0 n/a n/a 0 382
2007 369 3 10 1 0 n/a n/a 0 383
2008 341 2 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 353
2009 349 2 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 357
2010 336 3 6 0 0 n/a n/a 1 346
2011 321 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 328
2012 311 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 317
2013 309 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 318
2014 309 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 319
2015 292 2 7 1 0 0 3 0 305
2016 291 2 6 1 0 0 5 0 305
2017 288 2 6 2 0 0 5 0 303
2018 316 3 5 3 0 0 13 0 340
2019 308 1 6 3 0 0 15 0 333
2020 296 1 7 5 0 0 20 0 329
2021 295 1 4 6 1 0 22 0 329
2022 279 1 3 5 0 0 18 0 306
2023 295 3 5 5 0 0 12 0 320

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

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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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 198 13.0 15.2 0
1989 220 14.0 15.7 n/a
1990 233 16.4 14.2 n/a
1991 245 15.8 15.5 n/a
1992 265 16.8 15.7 3.8
1993 272 16.8 16.2 3.3
1994 269 19.4 13.9 3.3
1995 299 21.5 13.9 4.3
1996 299 21.5 13.9 4.3
1997 295 20.5 14.4 3.7
1998 314 20.0 15.7 3.5
1999 313 18.5 16.9 5.4
2000 290 19.5 14.9 4.8
2001 302 22.5 13.4 5
2002 324 23.0 14.1 5.6
2003 324 23.0 14.1 5.6
2004 380 27.0 14.1 6.9
2005 377 23.4 16.1 7.7
2006 382 24.4 15.7 8.4
2007 383 25.5 15.0 11.7
2008 353 27.5 12.8 n/a
2009 357 28.5 12.5 8.4
2010 346 25.7 13.4 11.9
2011 328 24.7 13.2 13.1
2012 317 23.8 13.3 13.2
2013 318 21.8 14.5 14.5
2014 319 21.8 14.6 14.4
2015 305 n/a n/a 10.8
2016 305 22.0 13.8 9.8
2017 303 23.0 13.1 9.9
2018 340 24.8 13.6 8.2
2019 333 22.8 14.5 10.2
2020 329 23.1 14.2 9.1
2021 329 22.6 14.5 n/a
2022 306 22.8 13.3 n/a
2023 320 23.5 13.5 8.8

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 198 13.0 15.2 0
1989 220 14.0 15.7 n/a
1990 233 16.4 14.2 n/a
1991 245 15.8 15.5 n/a
1992 265 16.8 15.7 3.8
1993 272 16.8 16.2 3.3
1994 269 19.4 13.9 3.3
1995 299 21.5 13.9 4.3
1996 299 21.5 13.9 4.3
1997 295 20.5 14.4 3.7
1998 314 20.0 15.7 3.5
1999 313 18.5 16.9 5.4
2000 290 19.5 14.9 4.8
2001 302 22.5 13.4 5
2002 324 23.0 14.1 5.6
2003 324 23.0 14.1 5.6
2004 380 27.0 14.1 6.9
2005 377 23.4 16.1 7.7
2006 382 24.4 15.7 8.4
2007 383 25.5 15.0 11.7
2008 353 27.5 12.8 n/a
2009 357 28.5 12.5 8.4
2010 346 25.7 13.4 11.9
2011 328 24.7 13.2 13.1
2012 317 23.8 13.3 13.2
2013 318 21.8 14.5 14.5
2014 319 21.8 14.6 14.4
2015 305 n/a n/a 10.8
2016 305 22.0 13.8 9.8
2017 303 23.0 13.1 9.9
2018 340 24.8 13.6 8.2
2019 333 22.8 14.5 10.2
2020 329 23.1 14.2 9.1
2021 329 22.6 14.5 n/a
2022 306 22.8 13.3 n/a
2023 320 23.5 13.5 8.8

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 Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $14,921
2022 $17,536
2023 $18,067

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Independence Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 80th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 144th of 1048 Middle schools
 6.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Science (Independence Middle School)91.588.2
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (Independence Local)91.588.2
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Independence Middle School)92.685.9
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Independence Local)92.685.9
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Middle School)94.489.4
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Local)94.489.4
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Independence Middle School)74.769.7
 5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Independence Local)74.769.7
 5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Middle School)81.379.2
 2.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Local)81.379.2
 2.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Independence Middle School)82.469.2
 13.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Independence Local)82.469.2
 13.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Middle School)88.889.7
 0.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Local)88.889.7
 0.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Independence Middle School)84.370.3
 14%
   8th Grade Science (Independence Local)84.370.3
 14%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Independence Middle School)84.476
 8.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Independence Local)84.476
 8.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Middle School)83.173.3
 9.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Independence Local)83.173.3
 9.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Independence Middle School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Independence Local)89.581.8
 7.7%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students333320
 3.9%
African American13
 200%
American Indian00
Asian65
 16.7%
Hispanic35
 66.7%
Pacific Islander00
White308295
 4.2%
Two or More Races1512
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.2%8.8%
 1.5%


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Students who attend Independence Middle School usually go on to attend Independence High School

Students at Independence Middle School are 92% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 2% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 320 students attended Independence Middle School.

Independence Middle School ranks 144th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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