The Independence School System seeks to engage students in active learning so they can reach their full potential and be prepared for wherever their future may take them. Instructors constantly seek to create an atmosphere where all students feel safe and included, so each individual student can thrive and grow.

Independence Leadership Academy (PreK - 4)

Principal Jamie Mills
221 Tiger Avenue
Independence, LA 70443



Independence Magnet School (5-8)

Principal Donnis Casanave
300 W 2nd Street,
Independence, LA 70443



Independence High Magnet School (9-12)

Principal Donnis Cassanave
270 Tiger Avenuer
Independence, LA 70443r



Mater Dolorosa Catholic School (Pk-8)

Principal Melissa Capadona
509 Pine Street
Independence, LA 70443-9716


Area Universities and Community Colleges

Ideally located for post-secondary education, the Town of Independence is within an hour’s drive of 13 universities, colleges and community colleges. Tangipahoa Parish is home to Southeastern Louisiana University and Northshore Technical Community College – Hammond Campus. Just next door to our west is the Community College’s Florida Parishes Campus in Greensburg and to our east in Washington Parish is the Sullivan Campus.

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana 70402
Phone: 1-800-222-7358



Northshore Technical Community College
Florida Parishes Campus

7067 Hwy 10, Greensburg, LA 70441
Phone: 985-545-1500, Toll Free: 1-833-545-1500



Northshore Technical Community College
Hammond Campus

111 Pride Drive, Hammond, LA 70401
Phone:(985) 543-4120



Northshore Technical Community College
Sullivan Campus

1710 Sullivan Drive, Bogalusa, LA 70427
Phone: (985) 545-1500