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Independence Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (985) 878-4946

221 Tiger Avenue

Independence, Louisiana


About Independence Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 4th Grade

Independence Elementary School is located in the Tangipahoa Parish district of the state of Louisiana. It is one of 34 schools in its district.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 455 students from Prekindergarten to 4th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $27,420, which is lower than the Louisiana state average of $48,011.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Independence Elementary School 455$2,88911$27,4200.62
Independence High School (0.15 miles) 404$1,55810$41,8910.56
Independence Middle Magnet School (0.68 miles) 288$2,582$32,6470.56
Lucille Nesom Middle School (4.02 miles) 446$1,22412$40,6600.57
Midway Elementary School (5.46 miles) 689$1,808$27,9440.62
Loranger Elementary School (5.78 miles) 697$1,43414$34,4460.45

Independence Elementary School

Number of pupils455
Funding per pupil$2,889
Pupils per teacher11
Average teacher salary$27,420
Diversity index0.62

Independence High School (0.15 miles)

Number of pupils404
Funding per pupil$1,558
Pupils per teacher10
Average teacher salary$41,891
Diversity index0.56

Independence Middle Magnet School (0.68 miles)

Number of pupils288
Funding per pupil$2,582
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$32,647
Diversity index0.56

Lucille Nesom Middle School (4.02 miles)

Number of pupils446
Funding per pupil$1,224
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$40,660
Diversity index0.57

Midway Elementary School (5.46 miles)

Number of pupils689
Funding per pupil$1,808
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$27,944
Diversity index0.62

Loranger Elementary School (5.78 miles)

Number of pupils697
Funding per pupil$1,434
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$34,446
Diversity index0.45
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Rankings within Louisiana
There are 1,400 schools in Louisiana. Rankings don't always go up to 1,400 because some schools have missing data.
699thlargest school
384thhighest number of FTE teachers
578thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1288thhighest average teaching salary
80thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
697thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
129thhighest diversity index
629thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 4th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 177 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 177 days

12th Grade: 177 days

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