INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

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8317 E DOUGLAS AVE
WICHITA, KS 67207
School Information
  • School Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 8:1
  • Students/Grade: 37.1
  • Number Students: 520
  • Number Teachers: 63
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Jenifer Pence
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (427 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-07-01
    "Teacher to student ratio is very good (class sizes are 6-12). Not all teachers went/go through the same rigorous qualifications processes that teachers do at public schools. Some teachers appear to care very little about their students, and certainly nowhere near the level you would expect from an environment with such a small teacher-student ratio. The building/facilities, with the exception of the Football/Track stadium, is dated and in disrepair. The lunches cost nearly 2x what they do at public schools, and aren't worth it. The academic support is awful. It s basically a sink or swim mindset. If your child is a high achiever, they might do fine. If your child is average or even of a lower achieving type student, you will have problems. The only support for even some traditionally difficult subjects is non-existent. RUN, don't walk away from this school!"
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    Posted 2017-07-01
    "This Wichita private school offers a full sports program, college readiness & a knowledgeable teaching staff. Scholarships offered annually. The clubs & activities offered are unique & include community service opportunities, (required for TIS graduation). The ever improving sports program is adequate. TIS fosters a family-like campus environment. From a minority perspective, the student body racial diversity is limited & the reality of negative racial conflict exists. The administration chooses velvet handed discipline with an understanding of the culprit that can leave the campus atmosphere temporarily uncomfortable. Courting or dating opportunities are limited due to small school size & limited diverse student body. The most successful students will be those who learn to plan ahead, time manage, & chose carefully what engage in. No school is perfect. I would still recommend."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-05-01
    "A culture of high academic standards combined with individualized instruction. Teachers set high expectations for both academic and personal performance which prepare the students for the rigor of college and post graduate life. The school inspires children to a level of excellence as learners and citizens"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-01-01
    "The Independent School is an amazing academic school for the Wichita area and allows for children to have a safe environment to study and learn. They have many different activities for children that are looking to join clubs and be active outside of just the academics. The teachers are caring and because of the size students have more of an opportunity to have personal time with the teachers and have the help they need to succeed."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-01
    "It's a great school for many children. It is unique in its wonderful community."
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