A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
5715 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Telephone
(801) 278-9460

Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
83 responses
AP Enrollment
83%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Co-curricular
    27%
  • Robotics regional
    22%
  • Senior Banquet
    15%
  • School Dance
    14%
  • Food drive
    8%
  • Talent Show
    6%
  • Sporting Events
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
492
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$7,081/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) Reviews

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My experience at this school has be great. Most of the teachers are very knowledgeable in their field, have effective teaching styles, and are kind and understanding. There is no social hierarchy here and there is hardly any social pressure to fit in. I also feel well prepared for college. All of the teachers are good, and the school does not prioritize its top students or honors classes over everyone else. It is a fair, welcoming, school that really cares about each of its students. Being connected to a large public school like Cottonwood is also positive. AMES students get the benefits of a small school with all of the amenities and extra curricular options of a large school. The diversity of both schools is also a great environment to learn in, and Cottonwood activities are accepting of AMES participants. This school may not be a perfect fit for everyone, but for those who it does fit, it will be a great and formative high school experience.
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The Academy for Math Engineering and Science is excellent. The teachers are well taught in their area of expertise and have a way with bonding with students. They are able to help the students reach and achieve academic requirements. The atmosphere is great. The students are kind and uplift each other. Never will there be a crying student or gossip floating around. Where ever you go their will be students using their talents or sharing their interest. Whether it be computers, robotics, art, guitar, music or solving puzzles like the Rubix cube in under 30 seconds. This school is great and there is nothing i would change about it.
I love how AMES is a small school so we are able to connect with each other very easy. I was able to socialize more at this school than my old school. Everyone here seems to know everyone. Talking to older kids was a very helpful thing because they were willing to listen to you and give you advice. The teachers are very kind to help us when need and understand us. I very like how there is some extra credit involved to help students get their grades up. The homework wasn't overwhelming. Compared to my old school, I loved how there were less test than having almost a test every single day. The counselors are always available to help you when needed. I really love AMES and I'm very grateful for choosing AMES as my high school.