Ames Middle School

  • Ames Middle School serves 1,033 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ames Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

Ames Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Ames Middle School's student population of 1,033 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,033 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ames Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ames Middle School is 0.50, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#268 out of 1232 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
11%
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Black
10%
6%
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White
70%
77%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.500.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmes Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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