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Independence High School
Principal: Keith Edghill Email Principal Icon
Grade Level: 9-12
School Type: High
15 Smalley Terrace
Irvington, NJ  07111
Phone: 973 372 5601

As principal here at (YCS) Independence High School, it is with honor, I send you greetings from our students, parents and the school community as a large.  Over the past sixteen years our school has grown into a great institution of learning and an environment that fosters care and love for our students and community at large. 

 About Our Students

  • Age of students serviced: 14-21
  • Ethnic breakdown: African American, Hispanic, Haitian, and other.


2015-2016 Activities and Events

We provide cultural experiences on every calendar holiday, traditional and non-traditional. 

  • Rites of Passage Graduation      
  • Kwanzaa - Alternative celebration to Christmas
  • Gye Nyame - Alternative celebration to Thanks Giving
  • Black Love Day - Alternative to Valentine’s Day.
  • Clothes Drive
  • Parent Night Out
  • Annual Open House
  • End of the Year BBQ
  • School Wide Fundraisers
  • Feed the Homeless Initiative


  School and Community Awareness Programs

  • S.E.E.D - Social Essential and Educational Development Workshops are presented by staff, students and community members.
  • Family Connections (family and involved persons are always welcome to visit the school at any time and are invited to all school based events.
  • School Wide Community Service Projects (students are encouraged to make their own choices on how to serve their community)
  • Theater Arts Connections (students are encouraged to express themselves by writing scripts, producing plays, videos  and using other forms of technology)
  • R.E.A.C.H. Association, (Reuniting Educators and Caregivers in Harmony)
  • Character and Cultural Development


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