Independence High School

Independence High School

School Profile:
Updated October 2020

Mascot: Eagle
Colors: Red and Gray
Grade Levels Served: 10-12
Graduation Rate: 55.6%*
Founded: Fall 1999 by RRPS; moved to current facility in 2007

Staff Profile:
Principal: Dr. Susan Carley
Assistant Principal: Stephany Moore

Employees: 26
Teachers: 14
Instructional Support Staff: 6
Non-Instructional Support Staff: 6

School Goals:
Student Excellence

School Programs:
Flexible schedules to accommodate working students, on-site day care, pre-natal, and parenting programs geared to the needs of student parents; credit recovery; independent studies programs.
*As an alternative school, Independence High provides programs for students who might not otherwise be able to earn a diploma and is graded through a formula designed for alternative schools. The graduation rate in part reflects the success of students who might otherwise have not completed high school.
Where Are We?
Location map - Independence HSAddress: 421 Quantum Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone: (505) 338-4658
Fax: (505) 892-9742

Geographic Area Served:
All of Rio Rancho

Student Profile:

: 194 (October 2020)
Percent Special Education: 11.7%
Percent English-Language Learners: 1.9%
Percent Free/Reduced Meals: All students federally-funded in 2020-21

Ethnicity/Race: The percentages for each category are rounded up or down to the nearest .1 which may cause the total to slightly exceed or be below 100%. In addition, families of mixed-race heritage may now also designate their child as being of more than one race. This may cause the percentages to add up to a number that is other than 100%.

African-American: 2.6%
American Indian: 11.4%
Asian: 0.5%
Caucasian (non-Hispanic): 19.7%
Hispanic: 64.8%
Pacific Islander: 1.0%
Unclassified/Unknown: 0.0%