A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
2220 Nw State St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Telephone
(515) 965-9610

Ankeny Centennial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1440
5 responses
Average ACT
27
102 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • After Prom
    28%
  • Ankeny vs Ankeny Game
    28%
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    14%
  • Dance Marathon
    10%
  • Mid Iowa Show Choir Championships
    10%
  • Color Guar Competition
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,028
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,198/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Ankeny Centennial High School Reviews

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ACHS does a fantastic job at preparing students for college. They offer both dual credit college classes and AP classes. Although it's a big school, the teachers and staff really make it feel like a smaller community. There are a lot of opportunities for extra curriculars that range anywhere from chess club to a sports team, so there are options for everyone!
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As a student that attends Ankeny Centennial High School, my overall experience has been very good. The teachers are always whiling to help and have very flexible hours to offer one on one assistance when needed. The teachers strive for all the students to excel not just for the grade, but for the students to actually learn the material being taught for a stronger future. The student body of Centennial is also amazing when it comes to helping out those whom have disabilities. PEOPEL PE is offered in which students without disabilities help those with them to come together for a pe class. This class is my favorite part of the day because friendships are sparked and it is extremly rewarding to see the difference you are making in the kids with disabilities lives.
I really like being a part of a sports team here. We are really successful and have a lot of fun competing. Not only are the sports teams successful, but are academics are too. There are many opportunities to get better at a certain academic skill and our students do very well on standardized tests. Also, there are a lot of extracurriculars and clubs to be involved in. There is something for everyone to be a part of and many of our teachers strive to include everyone in events. It is a relatively new school, so the facilities are really nice. I would like to see more students involved though in attending events. There really is no student section for sports, especially girls sports. There never is any following for certain clubs in the drama department. But, the following of show choir kind of makes up for it.