1921 Ames High Drive
Ames, IA 50010
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Ames High School serves 1,328 students in grades 9-12.
Ames High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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 1,328 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,328 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
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School Rankings

Ames High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ames High School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#187 out of 1227 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
70%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Graduation Rate
96%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,328 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49 (Top 20%)

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