Independence High School was established as part of the Glendale Union High School District in 1977. Along with being ranked among the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Independence is part of the College Board’s 2013 National Advanced Placement District of the Year. In addtion, Independence is rated an "A" school by the Arizona Department of Education. Along with its educational excellence, Independence boasts many opportunities for students to be involved in extracurricular activities. Independence High School is located in Glendale off 75th Avenue and Glendale Avenue.