Ames High School

1921 Ames High Drive
Ames, IA 50010
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 50%
Serving 1,419 students in grades 9-12, Ames High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,419 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : 96% (Top 5% in IA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 67% (Top 50%)
  • : 74% (Top 50%)
  • : 69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ames High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Ames High School's student population of 1,419 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,419 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
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School Rankings

Ames High School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,233 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ames High School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#570 out of 1233 schools
(Top 50%)
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67%
64%
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74%
70%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ames High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
69%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
12%
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Black
10%
7%
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White
66%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.54
This chart display the diversity score of Ames High School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
96%
90%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ames High School's ranking?
Ames High School is ranked #570 out of 1,233 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Ames High School often compared to?
Ames High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Gilbert High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
67% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Ames High School?
The graduation rate of Ames High School is 96%, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 90%.
How many students attend Ames High School?
1,419 students attend Ames High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Ames High School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 7% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ames High School?
Ames High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Ames High School offer ?
Ames High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ames High School part of?
Ames High School is part of Ames Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,419 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : 96% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 67% (Top 50%)
  • : 74% (Top 50%)
  • : 69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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