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600 N 14th St

Grand Junction, CO 81501

(970) 254-6850

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 300

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Independence Academy

Started out great but has a major bulling problem. Current principle has shown no desire to change. Will not be amending again.

Posted by a parent on 04/24/14

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! ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/10/13

I am very happy that my daughter is going to this school. She has been going since K.

Posted by a parent on 02/27/13

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/05/13

This school has made leaps and bounds of progress since the days it was in the church. Quality staff is dedicated to giving the best instruction possible and has taken their own time to form a professional learning community to make sure best practice is used in all academic areas. Students are held ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/18/11

Love it . Mr Lockhart is outstanding the best in the valley. Always thier to listen and help. You can find him in the middle of summer painting and re carpeting the school with several other staff. To spell it out his leadership and devotion is an A+. Kindness isnt forced and he is driven by the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/17/10

I was thinking of taking my child to this school, but after meeting the principle I was very discouraged. It was my perception he was very insensitive to my concerns about my childs needs and did not give any encouragement at all. I felt as thought he was doing me a favor by accepting my son into" his" ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/26/10

As a student who may be going there (school may be gone next year)next year and has gone there for 2 years before. i saw a change from how it is at a normal school and this school some is normal some isnt. i recivedsome education and at the same time.... i lost hope i just felt like none of the teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/21/10

i like the idea of having the smaller classroom settings for the middle schoolers but if one of these teachers decide they dont like your student then its a no win situation for your child. out of the 6 middle school teachers there are really only 2 that can really relate to and teach the kids in my ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/07/10

This is our 1st year @ IACS and our child loves it, the enthusiasm and zeal for learning has returned and improved in just a few short weeks. We like the overall attitude and environment and of course the 4 day school week. It is great to see the principal so visible, accessible and involved with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/09

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Test scores for Independence Academy

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Independence Academy
Mesa County Valley School District No. 51
* In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Grand Junction schools — Independence Academy is located at 600 N 14th St, Grand Junction CO 81501. 600 N 14th St is in the 81501 ZIP code in Grand Junction, CO The school district for Independence Academy is the Mesa County Valley School District No. 51. Independence Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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