The Independence School District has created a COVID-19 data dashboard to inform parents, students, staff and the community about positive cases in the school district. The dashboard will be updated by 12 p.m. each Friday when school is in session.

The number of active cases reported includes students and staff testing positive who have been in school anytime 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms being exhibited or 48 hours prior to a positive test if asymptomatic. The Independence School District currently has 16,016 in-person students and staff members among our 30 schools.

When the District receives a positive case confirmation, the ISD utilizes contact tracing to determine any individuals who may have had close contact with the COVID-positive student or staff member. The ISD maintains contact logs in each of our buildings for contact tracing purposes to use in the event of a potential COVID-19 exposure.

If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the school will call all staff/students considered a close contact to the positive case to notify them of the exposure and provide quarantine instructions along with a return to work/school date when applicable.

The COVID-positive student/staff member is able to return to school when they satisfy the ISD Illness and Return to Work/School Guidelines.

After an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 completes the necessary protocols to return to school or work as outlined by the health department and therefore considered recovered, they will be removed from the totals listed below as they will no longer be considered an active case.

Updated December 3, 2021 at 12 p.m.

Percent Active Cases


Active Cases By School (Students & Staff)

Early Education

  • Hanthorn Early Education: 1
  • Sunshine Center: 0

Elementary Schools

  • Abraham Mallinson: 1
  • Blackburn: 5
  • Bryant: 0
  • Cassell Park: 1
  • Christian Ott: 4
  • Fairmount: 0
  • Glendale: 2
  • John W. Luff: 1
  • Korte: 5
  • Little Blue: 3
  • Mill Creek: 2
  • Procter: 1
  • Randall: 0
  • Santa Fe Trail: 1
  • Spring Branch: 2
  • Sugar Creek: 0
  • Sycamore Hills: 4
  • Thomas Hart Benton: 1
  • Three Trails: 3
  • William Southern: 3

Middle Schools

  • Clifford H. Nowlin: 5
  • George Caleb Bingham: 8
  • James Bridger: 3
  • Pioneer Ridge: 4

High Schools

  • Truman: 10
  • Van Horn: 13
  • William Chrisman: 2

Additional Locations

  • Independence Academy: 1
  • Traveling Staff: 1