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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) is a top rated, public, charter, magnet school located in Salt Lake City, UT. It has 475 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
About Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES)...
Address
5715 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Telephone
(801) 278-9460

Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
8 responses
Average ACT
25
118 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,662
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,040
National
$949
Median Home Value
$245,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Co-curricular
    27%
  • Robotics regional
    21%
  • School Dance
    16%
  • Senior Banquet
    13%
  • Food drive
    7%
  • Talent Show
    6%
  • Breakfast in PJ's for AP/State tests
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
475
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) Reviews

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I love everything about AMES. I honestly wouldn't have the opportunities that I have right now or the opportunities I had through my entire school If I hadn't gone to AMES. One of the best things about AMES is Internship class, it lets you to find whether a field is right for you and Martha has so many connections, she can get anyone in any field to get an experience. Taking University of Utah's classes as a junior and a senior is definitely one of the pluses. Some even take it as a sophomore. I got couple of my general credits completely before I even enrolled in a University. In a nutshell, this is the best school ever!
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AMES is truly amazing! I would have no idea what I want to do with my life if I hadn't gone to AMES! I wouldn't have realized how much of a nerd I truly am. I have become more ready for college then I ever will be. I've made so many amazing friends with my fellow class members and even my teachers! We're a big family and I really believe that about AMES. I'll cherish my high school years forever because AMES made them worth remembering!
Small class sizes and teachers who care. This is a school where teachers know personally every student in the school. They have busing that goes into west-side neighborhoods to ensure that all students have access to the school. The counselors and teachers work with each and every student to ensure they have a college plan and are on-track to apply and be accepted to college. A truly great place!