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 25% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • Ames High School operates within the Ames Community School District.
  • Ames Community 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 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,271 students
Ames High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Ames High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Ames High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Ames High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.42 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 (1989-2015)
Asian
9%
2%
Ames High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
6%
10%
Ames High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
7%
5%
Ames High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
75%
78%
Ames High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Ames High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Ames High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Ames High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.42 0.22
Ames High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
18%
34%
Ames High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
4%
7%
Ames High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Ames Community School District's student population of 4,433 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 98% has decreased from 99% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,336 is higher than the state average of $13,242. The district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,601 is higher than the state average of $12,536. The district spending/student has grown by 31% over four years.
School District Name Ames Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 4,433 673
Ames Community School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 98% 92%
Ames Community School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $64 MM $9 MM
Ames Community School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $69 MM $8 MM
Ames Community School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,336 $13,242
Ames Community School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,601 $12,536
Ames Community School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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    1.1 miles
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    AmesIA 50010
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    Grades: KG-5 | 384 students
    2 miles
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