District info

District Information

Mission Statement

The staff of Independent School openly communicates our commitment to an atmosphere that nurtures individual potential and recognizes individual differences. We encourage academic achievement, foster positive personal interactions, and promote an appreciation for humanity and the environment.

Our school will be student centered, supported by staff, family, administration, and community. Together, we will leave our mark on tomorrow’s world by how and what we teach today.

District Enrollment

As of September 2023, Independent has an enrollment of 296 students in K-Grade 6. We have 15 classroom teachers, 8 specialists, and a total of 40 people employed.

Program and Course Offerings

Independent Elementary School offers a regular education curriculum for Kindergarten through 6th grades. We host a Special Education program utilizing a Resource Room, a Preschool, and a Speech and Language program. Independent School hosts programs to meet the needs of all students including a Title I program and a Gifted program. We also have a music program which includes general music, band and choir and a physical education program. Extra curricular sports including basketball and volleyball are

 also offered.

RTI: Response to Instruction

RTI is a way of teaching that measures how students respond to instruction, and then if necessary, changes the instruction to make sure that each student is mastering the skills necessary for academic success. RTI is a research-based process that involves textbooks that have been tested and proven to have a positive effect on student achievement, consistent on-going assessments which are a way to keep track of student improvement and mastery, teachers and instructional aides working closely together to insure consistent teaching practices, and data-based decision making which uses the information from the assessment to direct the instruction until the best method is found for each individual student.


ARP ESSER PLAN - Updated 12/23

School Board Policies

Click on the link for policies:  https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Policy/PolicyListing.aspx?S=36031210

Building Gym Use Forms

4330P-Rules and Regulations for Building Use

Policy 4330F-School Facilities & Grounds Use and Release of Liability Agreement

Policy 4330-Community Use of School Facilities

Public Records Act

Click on the link to see the - COMING SOON - UPDATE IN PROGRESS


Click on the link to see the ARP-ESSR PLAN -Independent School LE0989 Dec2023 

Special Education Procedural Safeguards

Click on the link to see the Procedural SafeguardsMay2020.pdf

Parent Information

Student & Parent Handbook  - COMING SOON - UPDATE IN PROGRESS

Parking Appeal Parking Protocol Diagram.pdf and Parking Protocol letter.pdf

Emergency Plan Emergency Handbook v.w.pdf

ESSA District and School Report Cards

The Office of Public Instruction will be publicly releasing the 2022-2023 school year report cards in April. The Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state, district, and school-level data to be displayed on report cards in a concise, understandable, and accessible manner for families and communities. The state, district, and local report cards will be available along with additional information on the OPI’s website.