Recent News


Congratulations ISD Class of 2017

More than 850 students graduated from Independence School District high schools on May 20.

Breakfast and Lunch Served this Summer in the ISD

Nutritious, free meals will be available for kids ages 18 and under in the ISD (and eligible disabled adults) through the district’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the United States Department of Agriculture (USGA). Breakfast and lunch will be offered at 13 ISD school […]


Leaving a Legacy

ISD seniors are building a new tradition in their final days as high school students. Truman, Van Horn and William Chrisman seniors enjoyed rock star treatment as they returned to their elementary and middle schools amid fanfare for a “Legacy Walk”.


Adventure Run Draws Hundreds of ISD Students

More than 450 students participated in the first ever ISD Running Club Adventure Run on May 9.

ISD Students Named KC Scholars

Congratulations to the 17 ISD high school juniors and six freshmen on receiving KC Scholars scholarships!

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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.


Independence Community Shines at ISD Academy Awards

Congratulations to the students, teachers and Industry Partners honored at the First Annual Academy Awards on May 4. The Academy Awards celebrated the hard work and dedication of all involved in the ISD Academies.

Joe Bayless

Substitute Teacher Dedicates 19 Years to ISD

Joe Bayless responded to a newspaper advertisement for Independence School District substitute teachers in 1998. From that day forward, Bayless has impacted the lives of students and staff throughout the 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.

Bond Passes with Overwhelming Majority

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

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, June 13, 2017 at 6 p.m.