Ames High School

Ames High School serves 1,375 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Ames High School operates within the Ames Community School District.
The school district's 96% graduation rate is higher than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 1375 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,375 students
Ames High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Ames High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Ames High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Ames High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
2%
Ames High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
4%
9%
Ames High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
7%
5%
Ames High School Black (1988-2012)
White
76%
81%
Ames High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.41 0.34
Ames High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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%
33%
Ames High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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 (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,980 students has grown by 1203% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Ames Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 4,980 673
Ames Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 96% 91%
Ames Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $58 MM $7 MM
Ames Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $53 MM $7 MM
Ames Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $151,461 $11,087
Ames Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $138,709 $10,614
Ames Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Ames Fellows Elementary School
    1400 Mc Kinley
    Ames , IA , 50010
    (515)239-3765
    0.3  mi  |  458  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Ames Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Meeker Elementary School
    300 20th St
    Ames , IA , 50010
    (515)239-3770
    0.9  mi  |  412  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Ames Northwood Pre-school
    3012 Duff Ave
    Ames , IA , 50010
    (515)268-2470
    1.1  mi  |  278  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Ames Edwards Elementary School
    3622 Woodland St
    Ames , IA , 50010
    (515)239-3760
    2  mi  |  275  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Ames Abbie Sawyer Elementary School
    4316 Ontario St
    Ames , IA , 50010
    (515)239-3790
    2.3  mi  |  432  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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