Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A
- Diversitygrade C+
- Teachersgrade B+
- College Prepgrade A minus
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A+
- Health & Safetygrade A
- Administrationgrade B+
- Sportsgrade A+
- Foodgrade B
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B+
Ankeny Centennial High School is a highly rated, public school located in Ankeny, IA. It has 1,230 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Ankeny Centennial High School Rankings
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- grade A280 Students
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- grade B+110 Students
- grade B minus81 Students
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- grade B44 Students
- grade A minus42 Students
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Living in the Area
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade A minus
Median Household Income
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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. 16 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 16 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
- After Prom25%
- Ankeny vs Ankeny Game21%
- Mid Iowa Show Choir Championships11%
- Homecoming Pep Rally8%
- Dance Marathon5%
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. 21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 21 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 22 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$11,624 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 22 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 22 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 22 responses
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Ankeny Centennial High School Reviews
Rating 4.24 out of 5 144 reviews
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I am a current senior at Ankeny Centennial High School and not only do I believe my school has done a phenomenal job in preparing me for my future, but provided a safe & healthy learning environment where I was able to be successful. First of all, we have the most amazing team of staff. The hard work of our janitors, lunch staff, coaches, office staff, counselors, teachers, and administration staff can be seen through the success of their students. I feel confident in knowing I had an amazing team of people help me become the person I am today and cannot wait to see what my future holds. Thank you Ankeny Centennial High School!
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!
Ankeny Centennial was a wonderful school for me! The teachers were amazing and the dances were fun. Some things I did not enjoy was the limits the school district put on students for dress up days and other activities. However, the environment of the school is very safe and it is a welcoming community. Each day when you walk in the office people are kind and will say hello to you. Finally another complaint would be the counselors which I found not helpful with questions and concerns I had. The teachers were very caring and hard working to complete and turn grades in on time! Overall my experience was very good and I am sad my senior year was cut short because I did enjoy going to school there!