Independence Charter

11 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Independence Charter

Independence Charter School (ICS) is an innovative public school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that serves students in grades K-8. ICS is a tuition-free, college-preparatory school that emphasizes a project-based learning approach and a strong commitment to community service. ICS strives to create an environment where students can develop the skills necessary to become successful, independent, and engaged citizens.
ICS offers a rigorous academic program that focuses on the core subjects of math, science, language arts, and social studies. The school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including clubs, sports teams, and special events. ICS emphasizes the importance of developing strong relationships between students, teachers, and parents.
ICS believes that all students can achieve success with the right support. The school provides a variety of resources to help students reach their academic goals, including individualized instruction, tutoring, and counseling. ICS also offers a variety of enrichment activities and programs to help students develop their interests and talents.
At ICS, students are encouraged to be creative and take risks. The school provides a safe, supportive environment where students can explore their passions and develop their skills. ICS is committed to helping students become independent thinkers and responsible citizens.


3920 Blue Bird Dr.
Modesto, CA 95356


(209) 545-4415



K – 8


41 students

Overview Independence Charter

Independence Charter serves 41 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Independence Charter placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21-39% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Verdict on Independence Charter

Independence Charter is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Independence Charter is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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