Recent News

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 Students Help Others During District’s 150th Anniversary

Each of our 29 schools is doing their own event or service project this school year as part of our 150th anniversary in the Independence School District.

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Kindergarten Registration

Mark your calendar for ISD kindergarten registration night on Thursday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m. at every district elementary school.

Van Horn Students Connect with Nursing Home Residents

Students from Van Horn High School developed a new group to build relationships between high school students and residents of the Maywood Terrace Living Center as part of a leadership development course.

Maddox Dockins

ISD Student Maddox Dockins Named National Merit Finalist

Truman High School senior Maddox Dockins has been honored through the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.

Van Horn dog treats

Van Horn Students Help Local Animal Shelter

Students from Van Horn High School made 50 dog treats to help animals at KC Pet Project as part of a leadership development course.

All In

ISD JROTC Cadets Take the Polar Plunge

24 cadets from ISD high schools plunged into 35 degree waters to raise more than $2,200 to support athletes with special needs. The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Missouri.

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10 ISD Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Congratulations to 10 dedicated and talented student athletes from the Independence School District who participated in National Signing Day.

School Board

Thank You ISD School Board

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated group leading our school district and we would like to express our thanks during this School Board Appreciation week.


Great Kindness Challenge

ISD students are showing kindness across the district during the The Great Kindness Challenge.

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, March 14, 2017 at 6 p.m.