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ISD Preschool Screenings

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.

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ISD Students Give Back to Community

Each of our 29 schools is doing their own service project or hosting an event this school year to give back to the Independence community.

ISD Academies Host Jamboree

All 8th-11th grade ISD students had the opportunity to participate in our Academy Jamboree on Tuesday, January 16. The Jamboree allowed parents and students to get more information about ISD Academies and Pathways before students register for classes.


ISD Student Named Win for KC Children’s Mercy Rising Star

ISD fourth grade student McKenna Luptak was named the Win for KC Children's Mercy Rising Star for her work with Kenna's Cuddles.

Progress as Promised – Bond Construction Update

Construction is underway across the Independence School District thanks to the passage of a $38 million bond to ease overcrowding, eliminate all mobile trailers in the district and advance the Academy model for all ISD high school students.

Students Represent ISD in All-State Band

Two ISD high school students are representing the Independence School District in the 2017 Missouri All-State Band.

ISD Shows Significant Academic Growth

The Independence School District is proud to announce significant growth on the Annual Performance Report. The ISD’s score of 95 percent reflects the highest academic growth over the last year of any school district in our area.


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 Honors 2017 McCoy Award Recipients

Proud parents, guardians, families and teachers filled the William Chrisman High School auditorium to honor 150 recipients of the McCoy Award.

Students Represent ISD in All-State Choir

Three ISD high school students are representing the Independence School District in the 2017 Missouri All-State Choir.

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.

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Upcoming Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6 p.m.