Ames High School is a top rated, public school located in Ames, IA. It has 1,384 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
Ames High School Rankings
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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.34 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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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.36 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 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.47 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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Ames High School Reviews
Ames High is a great school. Since Ames is a college town, that draws in people from around the world, so Ames High is fairly diverse. The students score above average on tests like the ACT, AP Exams, and other big tests like that. Our classes definitiely prepare you for college. There are tons of clubs and if there isn't one for you, you can always make a new club. The teachers are great and make relationships with so many students. The building itself is pretty old, but full of life and memories. Overall, it's a really good high school!
With just like any other thing, Ames High School and the Administrators make promises to the faculty and the students. However, they don't always keep their promises or they execute them in a way that was not originally planned like so. I like Ames High School because there are many different outlets that students can get into. There are also many different classes that students can take to explore their interests; especially in the Arts and English departments. Something I would like to see improve with Ames High would be enforcement of rules in a realistic way that makes sense because sometimes the administrators try to enforce certain things, however, they do so in a way that students just brush off the shoulder.
I love how Ames High values education over anything else. I also really like how diverse the school is. There are many clubs for different cultures, and they all come together for a culture fair a couple times a year. I participated in Football, Basketball, and Track at Ames High, and I can say that the sports are an excellent resource for students to participate in, and teach them hard work, and dedication. Many different art classes are available to students. I took ceramics all 4 years at Ames High because the teachers form a great personal relationship with students, and the class itself taught me how to express myself through art, and how to work with my hands. If I could change one thing about Ames High School, I would make more classes about college and finance mandatory to students. It’s good for students to learn about money management, and how to do simple tasks such as paying bills and taxes that everyone will have to know in their future.