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

Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools 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
Data not available
Average ACT
25
74 responses
AP Enrollment
83%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Co-curricular
    26%
  • Robotics regional
    21%
  • School Dance
    15%
  • Senior Banquet
    15%
  • Food drive
    9%
  • 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%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,762
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$7,074/ year
National
$11,890
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses

Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) Reviews

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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.
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I love AMES because I have not only received a thorough understanding of the core classes; I have gained talents that I can use in real-world situations. Because I go to AMES, I have expanded my comfort zone, and I can be confident in my plans for the future.
The only thing I wish I could change is the buses that pick up students from all over the Salt Lake Valley. Even though I am so greatful them, I wish the company our school uses could provide better buses, sometimes better drivers, that do not break down as often as they do.
I have loved my AMES experience so far! It was very weird for me at first to get used to such a liberal, opinionated class in my year but I got used to that very quickly. What makes this school unique is how much everyone cares. All of the teachers want to see what's best for us and they treat us like adults. All of the students that come to this school are here to learn and that greatly affects how we are taught and how I learn. I enjoy being part of Cottonwood High. It gives me a chance to take extra classes that I really enjoy; band and seminary. I'm very glad of my choice to go to AMES.