INDEPENDENCE ACADEMY

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600 N 14TH ST
GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501
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Phone: 970-254-6850
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 33.3
  • Number Students: 300
  • Number Teachers: 15
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4833
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Damon Lockhart
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (26 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-21
    "The principle is rude and downright condescending. My son was having trouble reading and after multiple meetings with his teacher, I asked for a meeting. He told me he would not offer additional help to my son unless the teacher began the "process" and didn't care that we had met multiple times without any help. I told him I wasn't going to take no for an answer, so he then told me that "I am the type of person who blames my problems on everyone else. " and I should "stop feeling sorry for myself" before he hung up on me. The district wasn't helpful and told me since it is a charter school, they have their own board to file conplaints with. They only had an email address to contact such "board" and after writing 3 separate emails and without a response, I am pretty sure that this "principal" is a board member. This school is definitely NOT a place to bring your children."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-24
    "Started out great but has a major bulling problem. Current principle has shown no desire to change. Will not be amending again."
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    Posted 2013-04-10
    "I absolutely love this school! The teachers who taught me in 7th grade were amazing! I'm very disappointed that this school doesn't continue into high school, because I for sure would attend it! The classrooms are structured and are a perfect learning enviroment than any school I have ever been too! GO IACS!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-27
    "I am very happy that my daughter is going to this school. She has been going since K."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-05
    "We moved to Grand Junction this year and chose IACS because it was a one of the few K-8's in town and it was recommended by a friend. We have nothing but praise for the school, it's leadership and teachers. My child's difficulties with math were identified within a few weeks of school starting, before I even had a chance to go to the teacher with my concerns she had him identified and was giving him the extra help he needed to catch up. I thought I would dislike the four day week schedule, but it turned out to be great for my child. He's doing so much better in school this year. The only reason I don't give IACS five stars is because they don't have band, orchestra or organized sports. I hope these will be available to the kids in future years."
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