About Truman High School

Truman Administrators
Ronda Scott   Dr. Taisha Newcomer     Yvonne Rito   Dr. Jason Morton   Matthew  Stacey  

Dr. Bobby McCutcheon


Asst. Principal

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Asst. Principal

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Asst. Principal

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Assoc. Principal

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Activities Director




School History

Truman High School opened in 1964 and serves students in grades 9-12. The school has approximately 1600 students and over 100 faculty and staff members. THS operates on a modified block schedule that includes a seminar/advisory time designed to provide additional student support. The vast curricular opportunities allow students to participate in college preparatory as well as vocational coursework. Truman High School is an A+ school which gives students the opportunity to qualify for a two-year scholarship that pays for tuition at area community colleges and public technical schools. The Independence School District is one of 29 districts in the nation to partner with Ford Next Generation Learning and embraces career academies. The school is rich with co- and extracurricular opportunities and has received numerous awards and recognition for outstanding performances at the local, state and national levels.

ISD Electronics Policy -- Phones Away During the Day

We are committed to creating and maintaining a positive learning and teaching environment for all our students and staff. With a positive environment, we can help all students be successful in their learning activities. In order to provide the best educational experience possible, distractions must be kept to a minimum. The Independence School District believes in promoting professional and positive use of personal technology such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc. Students, teachers and administrators have researched and discussed the impact of cell phone usage during the school day. In order to create the best learning environment for all students, the following guidelines have been established:

  • Students will be required to keep their cell phones/electronic devices/listening devices including headphones, ear pods and ear buds put away during class time.
  • Cell phones/electronic devices/listening devices including headphones, ear pods and ear buds may be used by students at the following times:
    • Prior to the start of the school day
    • During a student's assigned lunch shift and only in the cafeteria
    • After school

If a student has their device out during the school day during class or during passing time without permission, the student will be directed by staff to the front office. There, the office will put the device in a secure Yondr pouch and return it to the student. When the final bell rings, the student may have the office UnYondr it. After the fifth Yondr, and after each continued violation of the policy, a parent and/or guardian will need to pick up the device(s) from the office. Students who are in detention and/or ISS will have their device(s) placed in a Yondr when they enter the class room. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones, tablets, laptops, or other personal technology devices. If a student needs to make an emergency call during the day, they should receive permission from their classroom teacher and come to the office to make the call.