Ames High School is a top rated, public school located in Ames, IA. It has 1,270 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Ames High School Rankings
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- A351 Students
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- B+86 Students
- B-79 Students
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Ames High School Reviews
Ames High School is the most amazing school in Iowa. Students are given so many opportunities. We are given the chance to take college classes at DMACC and it is completely paid for. We are able to take up to 7 or 8 art classes and 6 business classes. We have a food and nutrition class and a woodshop class. Students WILL find what they love/are passionate about here. I already know exactly what I want to do after college because Ames High School has prepared me for it. The city of Ames will be building a new high school in the next 3/4 years and I am so excited to watch it grow and see what good it brings people!
Ames High School is all about opportunities and creating the best learning environment for its students. Every teacher at Ames High puts in countless hours of work to give the highest education and emotional support to their students. With the new Associate Principal, Brian Carico, all teachers are becoming trained in youth mental health first aid. Offering countless Honors and AP courses on campus, Ames High Students are college ready and excited for bigger things after graduation. One of the downfalls at Ames high is not enough classrooms for the growing population, however, with plans for a new building already set into motion, great things are on the rise.
An awesome school. Great teachers make all the difference in the world. So many options in classes to take. They offer more than just Spanish! I especially enjoyed German class and host an exchange student each year. The school also allows as many clubs as the students want. I enjoy Board Game Club, Chess Club, and Young Americans for Freedom Club. It's not all about sports, but with awesome coaches we're great in that too.