Ames High School

Ames High School serves 1,271 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the IA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Ames High School operates within the Ames Community School District.
The school district's 98% graduation rate is higher than the IA state average of 92%.

School Overview

The student population of 1271 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,271 students
Ames High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Ames High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Ames High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Ames High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Ames High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.40 0.22
Ames High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
17%
34%
Ames High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
7%
Ames High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,453 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 98% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,870 is higher than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,271 is less than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Ames Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 4,453 670
Ames Community   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 98% 92%
Ames Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $58 MM $7 MM
Ames Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $51 MM $7 MM
Ames Community   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,870 $11,259
Ames Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,271 $11,298
Ames Community   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Gilbert High School (4.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ames Middle School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fellows Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AmesFellows Elementary School
    0.3 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 497 students1400 Mc Kinley
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)239-3765
    0.3KG-5497
  • Ames Meeker Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 436 students300 20th St
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)239-3770
    0.9KG-5436
  • AmesNorthwood Pre-school
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-KG | 286 students3012 Duff Ave
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)268-2470
    1.1PK-KG286
  • AmesEdwards Elementary School
    2 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 289 students3622 Woodland St
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)239-3760
    2KG-5289
  • AmesAbbie Sawyer Elementary School
    2.3 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 427 students4316 Ontario St
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)239-3790
    2.3KG-5427

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