As a member of the renowned Rio Rancho Public School district, Independence High School PROUDLY serves students who benefit from smaller classrooms with direct instruction.  This type of environment is ideal for many students to thrive to their fullest potential, often soaring to heights they have never seen before.  While we receive the bulk of our students from referrals made by the District's other high schools, we also will conduct enrollment interviews with students who have come to outside the aforementioned referral process.  At a minimum, with very rare exception, students coming to Independence High School for consideration must be at least 16 years of age and bring with them 6 high school credits.
Together, Everyone Achieves More.
To enhance student knowledge making it possible for the students to set and reach their individual goals.
             Every student receives help to
            Achieve their personal
            Goals, both personal and post-secondary, using their 
            Life experiences, striving for
            Excellence in everything they do to obtain the 
            Success of achieving their goals and diploma.
“Independence High School is a place where Every student is helped to Achieve their personal Goals, both personal and post-secondary goals, using their Life experiences, striving for Excellence in everything they do to obtain the Success of achieving their goals and diploma.”

Click here for the Student Handbook

We are located at:
421 Quantum Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone: 505-338-4658
Fax: 505-892-9742

Contact Us:
Roosevelt, Myra - Principal x53801
Daly, Melissa - Receptionist x53803
Hickman, Vanessa - Principal's Secretary x53802
Bollman, Christy - Registrar  x53804
‚ÄčEllen Chatterton- Counselor x53834

For a list of Phone extentions please click here.  
Our School Hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

7:30am - Breakfast
7:45am - Morning Classes Begins
11:35 am - Lunch
12:10 pm - Afternoon classes
2:05 pm - End of School Day                                                                            

7:30am - Breakfast
7:45am - Class Begins
11:45 am - Lunch
11:45 am - Afternoon session Begins
1:15 pm - End of School Day