Independence High School

Independence High School

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Welcome to Independence High School, recognized in recent years by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, Washington Post, Gerber Analytics and The Daily Beast as a "Nationally Recognized School of Excellence," one of America's Most Challenging HIgh Schools and one of the top 100 high schools in Ohio!  With an average daily attendance of 354 students,  we have a low student to teacher ratio (1 to 13) making learning even more personalized for our students.

Work Permit

Download the Work Permit request form here. Fill out the form and then email it to Mrs. Pappas at  You can email your questions to

Winter Sports Order Form

To view and order winter sports pictures click on:
Or use the QR Code with your phone to order pictures.

Digital Learning Information for Independence High School

Please CLICK HERE for Google Classroom codes for each high school teacher.  These codes are necessary for students to join their teacher's classroom to continue 2-way communication and learning.
Need a Loaner Device? 
If your current device is not functioning and you need to request a replacement, please CLICK HERE.   

Safe School Helpline and Suicide Prevention

Safe School Helpline
800-1-VOICE Ext.359
800-418-6432 Ext.359
Text 66746 Then Type Tips
Suicide Prevention
Text "4Hope" to 741741
If you are in crisis and in need of immediate help:
Suicide Crisis Prevention Coalition
Learn About Teen Drug Use

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IHS Students Complete Dale Carnegie Course

Congratulations to the 27 students from Independence High School who graduated on November 15 from The Dale Carnegie Course: Skills for Success. This year, the celebration was at Independence City Hall. The course was held eight consecutive Monday nights. This is the eighth year for the program and has had 196 total participants including this year.
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