Ames High School serves 1,370 students in grades 9-12.
Ames High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,370 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
- Minority Enrollment: 33%
- Graduation Rate: 93% (Top 30% in IA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30%
- Math Proficiency: 69% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 77% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Ames High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Ames High School's student population of 1,370 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Ames High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ames High School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#362 out of 1221 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) 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 #362 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% 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?
69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 77% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Ames High School?
The graduation rate of Ames High School is 93%, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 89%.
How many students attend Ames High School?
1,370 students attend Ames High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Ames High School students are White, 11% of students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, 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 Community School District.
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