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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Ankeny Centennial High School is a highly rated, public school located in Ankeny, IA. It has 1,169 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Ankeny Centennial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1300
21 responses
Average ACT
27
262 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$79,536
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$991
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • After Prom
    27%
  • Ankeny vs Ankeny Game
    20%
  • Mid Iowa Show Choir Championships
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    8%
  • Dance Marathon
    6%
  • Color Guar Competition
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,169
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,548
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,549/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Ankeny Centennial High School Reviews

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I have grown so much from attending Centennial. The teachers alone are so welcoming and I have made so many friends from all the sports and activities I am involved in. Because of the curriculum taught, I am confident that I am very prepared for what is to come in my future. A couple of aspects that could improve for future students would be resources for applying to universities, vocational schools, and scholarship help. Because there are so many students, receiving resources for colleges and after school opportunities are lessened because of the sheer struggle for communication. Overall, I am so grateful that i have experienced all Ankeny Centennial High School has offered!
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The word I would use to describe Ankeny Centennial is opportunity! From the first day of school through the summer break, Centennial offers something for everyone. As a parent of a high school junior who is on the Autism spectrum, hearing him come home and tell me he had joined 5 different clubs in one Day was completely mind-blowing! From someone who had almost no friends to having several groups of students he can call friends, was very refreshing and made me hopeful for the future. Through Ankeny Centennial and all it has to offer, my son will thrive and become a productive member of society.
I absolutely loved ACHS! All the teachers really make an effort to get to know you and make sure that you are doing well. One of my favorite things about ACHS was homecoming week and On the Prowl(OTP). OTP is an event where teams of 14 students play minuet to win it type games late after school. It’s huge, there’s pudding and soap and a lot of running to different stations. The building itself is big and there are all kinds of friendly faces and people that you can get to know. I loved my high school experience at ACHS.