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
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
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 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Asian
7%
2%
Hispanic
4%
9%
Black
7%
5%
White
76%
81%
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 0.21
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%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,980 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 96% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Ames Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 4,980 666
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 $12,921 $11,087
Ames Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,833 $10,614
Ames Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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
  • AmesFellows Elementary School
    1400 Mc Kinley
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)239-3765
    0.3 mi | 458 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • AmesHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Meeker Elementary School
    300 20th St
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)239-3770
    0.9 mi | 412 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • AmesNorthwood Pre-school
    3012 Duff Ave
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)268-2470
    1.1 mi | 278 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • AmesEdwards Elementary School
    3622 Woodland St
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)239-3760
    2 mi | 275 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • AmesAbbie Sawyer Elementary School
    4316 Ontario St
    AmesIA 50010
    (515)239-3790
    2.3 mi | 432 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Story County, IA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.20, which is lower than the Iowa average of 0.21. The most diverse school district in Story County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.