Recent News


ISD Summer Arts Program Fosters Student Talent

More than 70 talented writers, musicians, artists and performers from the Independence School District and nearby districts sharpen their skills at the George Caleb Bingham Academy of the Arts summer program.

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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 School Board Honored with Governance Team Award

The Independence School District Board of Education received the 2018 Governance Team Award presented by the Missouri School Boards’ Association.


ISD Kindergarten Registration

If you have not registered your child for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year, please visit your neighborhood elementary school during Registration Week scheduled for August 6th - 10th between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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ISD Students Help Spruce Up Independence

More than 200 ISD high school students, teachers, coaches and administrators volunteered to help clean up Independence on Monday, May 21.

Breakfast and Lunch Served this Summer in the ISD

Thanks to a federally funded program coordinated through the Independence School District Nutrition Services Department, children and teenagers have the opportunity to receive free school breakfasts and lunches on weekdays this summer.

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Preschool Screenings Underway in the ISD

Screenings are underway for children age 4 entering preschool in the ISD. Students participate in a 30 minute screening comprised of hearing, vision, language, speech and preschool readiness testing.

ISD Retirees Honored at Annual Banquet

Thank you to our retirees for your years of service to the students of the Independence School District!

ISD Students Shine at Academy Awards

Congratulations to the students, teachers and Industry Partners honored at the Second Annual Academy Awards on May 3.

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ISD Student Receives Gates Scholarship

Truman High School senior Leslye Quintanilla has received the prestigious Gates Scholarship.

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, July 10, 2018 at 6 p.m.