|Independence High School|
|School district||Glendale Union High School District, Arizona, USA|
|Principal||Robert Ambrose, Michael Siwek*, Jeannie Paparella*, Justin Tarver* |
(* Assistant Principal)
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||23.97|
|Color(s)||Red, white and blue|
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The school was designed by the local architecture firm Varney, Sexton, Sydnor Associates and built in the Brutalist style.
Two weeks after the school opened, a fire broke out destroying parts of the lower level, however classes resumed a few days later. A formal dedication was held on November 17, 1977, with the Honorable Bob Stump, representative, as guest speaker.
On February 12, 2016, the school was the site of a murder suicide shooting that killed two 15-year-old girls.
Independence's ethnic diversity as of January 2008 was:
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