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Ames High School
  • Public
  • AMES, IA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Ames High School is a highly rated, public school located in AMES, IA. It has 1,383 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

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Ames High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1370
113 responses
Average ACT
28
253 responses
AP Enrollment
41%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$48,105
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$930
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$205,900
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade 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. 36 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
  • Homecoming Week
    17%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Band Raid
    12%
  • Tucheze
    12%
  • Coffee house
    10%
  • Band tour
    9%
  • Hunger Banquet
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,383
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,377
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 46 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 46 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,712 / year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 49 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 49 responses

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