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ISD Students Welcome Students from Japan

The students are visiting from the Independence sister city of Higashimurayama City, Japan.


Van Horn Students Attend MU Health Professions Summit

Students from Van Horn High School’s PLTW Biomedical Science program attended the MU Health Professions Summit this summer.

Flashing Lights and Sign on School Bus

Bell times for the 2016-2017 school year

Please note updated bell times for the 2016-2017 school year.

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ISD Student Gets His Dream

Little Blue Elementary student Nick Tharp recently returned from his dream vacation on a Disney Cruise thanks to the Dream Factory.

2016-2017 School Supply Lists

Download the basic school supply lists for the 2016-2017 school year.


Important Update on Public Recycling at ISD Schools

The Independence School District will no longer offer public recycling at our schools and facilities. We apologize that we will no longer be able to extend this service to our patrons as of July 8th, 2016.


Thank you Project Shine Volunteers!

Thank you to more than 1000 incredible volunteers who helped with Project Shine!


ISD Students Visit Japan

ISD students are part of a delegation visiting the Independence sister city of Higashimurayama City, Japan this week.


ISD STEM Students Win $15,000 from Ford NGL

Congratulations to Van Horn and William Chrisman students, winners of $15,000 from Ford NGL to put toward innovative community projects. ISD Academies in action!


GCB Celebrates 20 Years

The public is invited to attend the Showcase of the Arts, GCB’s culminating event, at Truman High School on June 30 at 7:45 p.m.

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, September 13, 2016 6 p.m.