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In order to streamline email communication and help ensure that district communications reach all recipients, Independence Schools is transitioning to Constant Contact.  CLICK HERE, to be redirected to an email list sign up page.  Choose the appropriate graduating class for your child (or children) and click "Sign Up!".  If you do not have a child enrolled in our school, choose the "Community Member" option.


Welcome to Independence Local Schools!
Independence Local Schools consists of a primary, middle, and high school and has dedicated and experienced faculty and support staff. With more than 1,000 enrolled students, it serves the approximately 7,100 residents of the Independence, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.  I am excited to serve the Independence Local Schools as superintendent and promise to continue our tradition of academic excellence and I-Pride. Our community—the students, families, and staff are top notch. While this is a challenging time for public education, with any challenge comes the opportunity to excel. I have no doubt that we're up to the challenge and I look forward to collaborating with our leadership team and staff.

We have . . .
  • Excellent Academic Ratings

  • Consistent Excellent or Higher Rankings on Ohio Department of Education’s Report Card year after year, now in 10th consecutive year, with students meeting ALL 26 indicators.

  • The district’s Performance Index was within the top 50 of all school districts in the state the past two years, and within the top 10 in Cuyahoga County. A district's Performance Index is based on the average achievement level of all state assessments given during a school year, both Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA's) and Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT's).

  • The district has had at least one grade-level OAA or OGT with a perfect 100% passage rate for the past three years. In fact, three tests had 100% passage in 2011-2012.

  • Independence High School Recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, Washington Post, Gerber Analytics as “Nationally Recognized School of Excellence” and one of top 100 high schools in Ohio

  • Independence Primary School is a two-time U.S. Department of Education Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

Please join our I-Pride Family, and become involved in the programs and services that we offer our students. Don’t hesitate to attend a game, activity or event, and witness the excitement our students have in being a part of our I-Pride Team. Please continue to visit our district webpage for the posting of events and activities, as we would love to see you at a game or event.

Please be extremely careful as you enter the school campus areas, as we pride ourselves on maintaining a safe and secure environment for our children.

Benjamin Hegedish
Independence Local Schools
Follow me on Twitter: @IndySuper
Darlene Grams
Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent,
Director of Curriculum and Technology Integration and Pupil Services 
216-642-5850 ext 1102
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