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High School
1967 Patriot Drive
Charlotte, NC 28227
Courier #: 426
P: 980-343-6900  |  F: 980-343-6907 
Principal: David L. Legrand
LC: Southeast
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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About Our School
 Ensuring success for all students


School Hours: 7:10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Since 1967, Independence High School has been the leading comprehensive high school representing the suburban town of Mint Hill, N.C. It is located in the eastern part of Mecklenburg County off of Wilson-Grove Road and one of over 30 high schools in the celebrated Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, which was awarded the 2011 Broad prize for excellence in public education.
Independence High School is located at 1967 Patriot Drive off of Wilson-Grove Road in Mint Hill, N.C.  It is near the Wilson-Grove and Lawyers Road intersection.


Our Mission

The students, parents, and staff of Independence High School will work together to ensure success for each student.


Our Philosophy

  • To encourage and to support the development of tolerant, productive, and creative individuals.
  • To prepare students for employment, responsible participation in their community, and satisfying lives in a changing and diverse society.
  • To help students develop a sense of worth in order to function successfully as individuals and in group interactions.

Our Goals

  • To offer quality educational experiences that recognize the unique and diverse learning styles, backgrounds, and needs of all students.
  • To implement a curriculum that requires all students to master fundamental skills.
  • To provide students with the problem solving and critical thinking skills needed for successful decision making
  • To foster collaborative relationships with parents and community agencies to support students' learning and well-being.
  • To treat students in a fair and equitable manner in all aspects of our school environment: in discipline, in praise, in opportunities to participate, in expectations, and in responsibilities for their own learning.
  • To  incorporate technology into all instructional programs to make learning more interesting to the students and prepare them to use these technologies in their everyday lives.
  • To provide students with the skills needed to be college and/or career ready after graduation.


"High Academic Achievement, Effective Educators, Adequate Resources and Facilities, Safe and Orderly Schools, Freedom and Flexibility, World Class Service, and Strong Parent and Community Connections."

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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