Recent News


ISD Students Give Back to Community

Each of our 29 schools is doing their own service project or hosting an event this school year to give back to the Independence community.

ISD Shows Significant Academic Growth

The Independence School District is proud to announce significant growth on the Annual Performance Report. The ISD’s score of 95 percent reflects the highest academic growth over the last year of any school district in our area.

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ISD Academies Honored as Education Innovator of the Year

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce has named the Academies of the Independence School District the Education Innovator of the Year.


ISD Honors 2017 McCoy Award Recipients

Proud parents, guardians, families and teachers filled the William Chrisman High School auditorium to honor 150 recipients of the McCoy Award.

Students Represent ISD in All-State Choir

Three ISD high school students are representing the Independence School District in the 2017 Missouri All-State Choir.


Progress as Promised – Bond Project Updates

Plans and construction in the Independence School District are moving forward after voters passed a $38 million bond in April with an overwhelming majority of 84.95% support.

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ISD Honored with Early Childhood Education Award

The Independence School District has received the Early Childhood Education Program of the Year Award presented by the Missouri School Board Association.

ISD Academies Culinary Program

Check out this video about the ISD Business Academy, Culinary Pathway - this highlights the great work happening within our Academies to prepare ISD students for college and careers.

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ISD Freshmen Explore Career Options

More than 1,000 ISD freshmen visited MCC's Business and Technology Center in October, meeting with leaders from more than 60 area businesses during the district’s annual Career Fair.

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Academies of ISD Launch Student-Operated Bakery

The Academies of the Independence School District celebrated the grand opening of the student-operated bakery A Taste of Independence on the historic Independence Square.

Mission The Independence School District will ensure that each learner will achieve the skills and self-confidence to be successful in an ever-changing world.

School Calendars

Upcoming Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6 p.m.