Board of Education Office Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday

Important Dates & Information

March 20th thru March 24th No School

Spring Vacation


April 14th----K-12 No School

Vacation Day


April 21st --- Kindergarten Round-Up

2:00pm, 4:00pm & 5:30 pm

Call Eisenhower at 620-332-1854

to schedule an appointment


May 21st --- IHS Graduation


May 24th---End of 4th Quarter

Last Day of School for USD 446 Students



The mission of Independence Public Schools is to educate all students to succeed and compete in a global society.



  • All students can learn and succeed.
  • All students have a right to an equitable education.
  • All students have a right to dignity and positive self-worth.
  • All students have goals and opportunities to achieve.
  • All students will be more successful when parents, schools, and communities hold high expectations for them.  Schools that provide opportunities for parental and community involvement will be more successful.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills, including:  communications, math, science, social studies and technology.


Exit Outcomes:

Independence School District students will be able to work effectively, both independently and in groups; think creatively, make decisions, solve problems; demonstrate responsibility, respect and honesty.


USD 446 Notice of Nondiscrimination:

Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Independence Unified School District 446 are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.  Any person having inquiries concerning Independence Unified School District 446 compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 is directed to contact Superintendent of Schools, Rusty Arnold, 517 North Tenth Street, Independence, Kansas 67301, telephone 620-332-1800. Superintendent Arnold has been designated by Independence Unified School District 446 to coordinate the institution's effort to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.  Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504.


KSDE non-discrimination policies:

Kansas State Department of Education General Counsel

KSDE General Counsel, 900 S.W. Jackson Street,

Suite 102, Topeka, KS 66612 

(785) 296-3201.


2016-2017 Annual Notice to Parents and Students of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, click here


Stay informed about your school's performance and other schools in Kansas.  Click here to access the Kansas State Report Card.


Individual student State Assessment Results are provided to parents as they become available. Parents may request access to state assessment information and their child's classroom teacher qualifications by calling the Board of Education Office.


Translation services for parent-school communications may be requested by contacting your child's teacher or principal.  Usted puede solicitar servicios de traducción para las comunicaciones entre los padres y las escuelas, poniéndose en contacto con el maestro,la mestra o el director de su hijo(a).  


The McKinney-Vento Act ensures educational rights and protections for homeless children.  Click here for more information (see link on attachment).


Congratulations to IMS Principal Mark Hayward

The Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) Area II Middle Level Principal of the Year honoree

Click Here to Read the Press Release


Congratulations to  our March 2017

 "Quality" District Teacher of the Month

Dana Willis - Independence Middle School

Click Here to Read the Press Release


 Congratulations March 2017

District Students of the Month

Click Here to Read the Press Release 


2016 - 2017 District Calendar 

2016-2017 Registration Paperwork

The website/link above is for all Independence High School & Montgomery County High School Alumni.  This is a place to plan reunions and keep in contact with classmates.


Independence, Kansas Meeting Places:

Do you need a place for a meeting or have a need for rental facilities? The Independence Public Library put together a list of available places and the Independence Chamber of Commerce has posted it on their website.


Kansas School Safety Hotline 1-877-626-6203