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

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



The 2022 yearbook captures the story that the students want to celebrate.  Filled with portraits, events, sports, candids, and activities, this year’s book captures moments and memories for everyone to cherish.  Order your 2022 Independence High School yearbook by 5/27 to guarantee your copy of the yearbook.  We will not order extra copies of the yearbook, and this is the final call before we submit our order for printing.  If you do not preorder a book, you will not receive one. To order your book, click here:

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