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Independence High School
 617 N. Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA  95133
(408) 928-9500
Independence High School is located near the east foothills of San Jose. It is the largest of eleven comprehensive high schools in the East Side Union High School District.  Independence opened its doors in 1976. The school was designed as an educational park, covering 103 acres with facilities that are shared by the school, with its 3,272 students and 200 staff members, and the surrounding community. These shared facilities include a theater, a stadium, swim center, two gymnasiums, and four villa commons (multi-purpose rooms). 
School Boundary
To view Independence's boundary map and access the street/attendance area locator, select the following link:  Boundary Map
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
An annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is produced for each California school.  It provides valuable information for parents, teachers, administrators and the community, including:
  • Description of Facilities
  • Demographics
  • Curriculum
  • Special Programs
  • Academic and Test Data
  • Teacher/Staff Information
  • School Safety
  • Fiscal Data
SARC Facts
Student Handbook
Click on the following link to access, Independence's Student Handbook:   Student Handbook
Parent Handbook
The parent handbook contains important information for parents:
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Key District Policies
  • Important Meeting Dates
  • Testing Dates
  • Parenting Tips
  • Valuable Phone Numbers
Please take time to review the handbook with your student(s) for a very successful school year.   Parent Handbook