Independence High School (Glendale, Arizona)

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Independence High School
Independence HS AZ logo.png
Independence HS Logo

6602 N. 75th Avenue

Glendale, Arizona 85303
United States
Coordinates 33°31′55″N 112°13′16″W / 33.532°N 112.221°W / 33.532; -112.221
Type Public
Opened 1977
School district Glendale Union High School District
Principal Robert Ambrose,[1] Michael Siwek*, Jeannie Paparella*, Justin Tarver*
(* Assistant Principal)
Faculty 82.6[2]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,952 (October 1, 2012)[3]
Student to teacher ratio 20.3[2]

Red, White and Blue

Mascot Patriot

Independence High School is a public high school located in Glendale, Arizona, United States, and is the most recent high school in the Glendale Union High School District. It opened during the 1977-1978 school year, and celebrated its thirtieth anniversary during the 2007-2008 school year.

Ethnic Diversity[edit]

Independence's ethnic diversity as of January 2008[4] was:

  • Asian: 45 (2.68%)
  • American Indian/Alaskan: 25 (1.4%)
  • African American: 239 (14.26%)
  • Hispanic: 968 (57.79%)
  • White: 398 (23.76%)

Fight song[edit]

Fight on, and let them know
That we are all from Independence High.
With pride, go all the way -
Red, White & Blue up to the sky
Fight, Fight!
We'll win, we're Patriots,
And that's the best that ever can be.
With pride, go all the way.
Come on, we're going to a victory!
Fight, Fight!

Notable Alumni[edit]

Gary Smith - Professional Basketball Player - Class of 2006


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