Ames Community School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 4,709 students in Ames Community School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Ames Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 75% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 68% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Ames Community School District are Fellows Elementary School, Ames High School and Ames Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Ames Community School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Ames Community School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Iowa for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Ames Community School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,329 Schools
# Students
4,709 Students
502,273 Students
# Teachers
291 Teachers
34,383 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Ames Community School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 330 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#113 out of 330 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ames Community   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ames Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ames Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ames Community   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.53
0.41
# American Indian Students
5 Students
1,874 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
454 Students
12,681 Students
% Asian Students
10%
3%
# Hispanic Students
372 Students
54,401 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
11%
# Black Students
422 Students
30,876 Students
% Black Students
9%
6%
# White Students
3,169 Students
381,065 Students
% White Students
67%
76%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,349 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
287 Students
20,027 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
283
22,009
# Students in K Grade:
362
38,247
# Students in 1st Grade:
351
34,902
# Students in 2nd Grade:
325
36,010
# Students in 3rd Grade:
344
36,631
# Students in 4th Grade:
357
37,922
# Students in 5th Grade:
326
37,957
# Students in 6th Grade:
333
37,546
# Students in 7th Grade:
336
37,023
# Students in 8th Grade:
364
36,347
# Students in 9th Grade:
321
37,623
# Students in 10th Grade:
324
37,014
# Students in 11th Grade:
352
36,120
# Students in 12th Grade:
331
36,922
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,439 is higher than the state median of $14,230. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,795 is less than the state median of $13,767. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$73 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ames Community   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$60 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Ames Community   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,439
$14,230
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ames Community   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,795
$13,767
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ames Community   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Ames Community School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fellows Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1235 20th St.
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3765
Grades: K-5
| 553 students
Rank: #22.
Ames High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1921 Ames High Drive
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 817-0600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,328 students
Rank: #33.
Ames Middle School
Math: 77% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3915 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 268-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,033 students
Rank: #44.
Mitchell Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3521 Jewel Dr
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3775
Grades: K-5
| 299 students
Rank: #55.
Meeker Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 20th Street
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3770
Grades: K-5
| 462 students
Rank: #66.
Edwards Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
820 Miller Ave
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 239-3760
Grades: K-5
| 396 students
Rank: #77.
Sawyer Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4316 Ontario St
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-3790
Grades: K-5
| 321 students
Northwood Pre-school
3012 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 268-2470
Grades: PK-K
| 317 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Ames Community School District
  • 2005 24th St, Ames, IA, 50010
  • (515) 268-6600
  • ames.k12.ia.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,709 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53

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