Principal's Message

I want to welcome you to the most amazing school community in Orange County Public Schools. Independence is an amazing school with a diverse population.  This makes it such a magical place to be.  The students come to school each day eager to learn and we have accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. Independence also had great success in our Inaugural year.  The students’ FSA scores were some of the highest in OCPS.  I even received a congratulatory letter from Governor Scott last year about the students’ FSA scores.  Because of the incredible scores, community involvement, and dedication of our staff, parents and students, Independence received an “A” school grade and became a 5 star school in the first year.

We also welcome your participation and support during the school year. We encourage your membership in the PTO and SAC.  Joining will give you a voice in the academic environment at our school. Working and learning together, we will reach the collective and individual goals for academic achievement for each and every child. We look forward to a partnership for school improvement and student achievement. Working together, we will succeed!

My staff and I hope to continue our journey in education by remembering each day that we have the most precious thing in a parent’s life, and that is his/her child. I am honored to be able to see the smiling faces of my students each morning as I realize in some small way that I will be a footprint in their lives.


Dr. Angela Murphy-Osborne, Principal