Independence High School was established as part of the Glendale Union High School District in 1977. Independence is part of the College Board’s 2013 National Advanced Placement District of the Year. In addition, Independence is rated an "A" school by the Arizona Department of Education and has been continuously listed on U.S. News & World Report's Best High School Ranking list. 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.