Independence Middle School

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,327
Best Middle School in Florida
#59
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 6th grade to 9th grade
School District PALM BEACH
Type Public
 Phone (561)799-7500
 Location 4001 GREENWAY DR
JUPITER, FL 33458
Charter School No

Independence Middle School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Florida middle schools based on its high test performance. It is ranked 59th in the best public middle schools in Florida.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Independence Middle School student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White71.2%945
Black3.5%46
Hispanic17.8%236
Asian Pacific3.8%50
Native American Indian0.2%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races3.5%47

Family Income

vs. other Florida middle schools
Upper 9.8%

23.9% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida middle school median of 56.1%. By this measure, INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL students are largely wealthy and rank 57th in Florida for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
6th Grade429
7th Grade439
8th Grade459
Total1,327

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
76%
Rank in Florida
59th
Rating
9 out of 10

Students at Independence Middle School scored an average 76% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state middle school median of 52% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 10.5% of Florida middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls77%76%
Boys80%68%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander90% or more*70% to 79%*
Black50% to 59%*50% to 59%*
Hispanic65% to 69%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial--
White82%74%
With Disabilites40% to 44%*30% to 34%*
Limited English40% to 59%*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%2
Boys0.3%2
Girls0%0
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students6.9%92
Boys11%70
Girls3.2%22
Florida Median7.2%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.1%41
Boys5%32
Girls1.4%9

Location

Independence Middle School
4001 GREENWAY DR
JUPITER, FL
33458
(561)799-7500

10 out of 10 1

District

PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH, FL