Recent News

Bond Passes with Overwhelming Majority

The $38 million bond passed with the support of 84.95% of voters in the Independence School District.

Five ISD Schools Getting Makeovers During Project Shine on June 24

Volunteers from Independence businesses, churches and civic organizations are ready to clean, paint and beautify five ISD schools during Project Shine on Saturday, June 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Preschool Screenings

Screenings are underway for children ages 3-4 entering preschool in the ISD.

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-18 School Year

To schedule a time to register your child for kindergarten, contact your neighborhood elementary school determined by your home address.

Hundreds Join ISD Elementary School Running Clubs

600 ISD students looking for something fun, safe and rewarding to do after school, have joined ISD running clubs. The ISD designed its own curriculum for the program, which includes lessons on nutrition, fitness and character development.

Three from the ISD Chosen as Women of Distinction

Their careers have spanned decades of serving and mentoring thousands of students and teachers in our community.

ISD High School Students Qualify for State Music Contest

Sixty-six vocal and instrumental performances from all three district high schools qualified for the State Music Contest. Students from Truman High School and William Chrisman High School competed at the MSHSAA District Solo/Ensemble Music Festival on March 10, and students from Van Horn High School competed in the District Solo and Small Ensemble Contest on March […]


ISD Robotics Team Sets Sites on World Championships

The ISD Robotics Team advanced to the semi-final match of the Greater Kansas City FIRST Robotics Competition.

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Tracey Morton Named ISD Teacher of the Year

Tracey Morton, kindergarten teacher at Little Blue Elementary School, was named the district’s 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.

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Seven ISD Students Place at DECA State Contest

Four students from William Chrisman High School and three students from Truman High School placed in the top three in their category at the DECA State Career Development Conference.

Mission By providing quality education, 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, May 9, 2017 at 6 p.m.