A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
415 Stanton Ave
Ames, IA 50014
Telephone
(515) 268-6600

Ames Community School District Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1410
31 responses
Average ACT
28
92 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,373
Free or Reduced Lunch
29.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,151
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$52,407,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,790/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    71%
  • Support Services
    26%
  • Other
    3%

Ames Community School District Reviews

4 reviews
All Categories
Really good experience, there's a lot of really good teachers, you have a lot of opportunities to join different clubs. From Feminist Club to Spectrum to Lettuce Club, there's just about anything. A lot of choices with AP classes, and there are multiple options for the types of classes you'd want to take. The cafeteria doesn't have many options for vegetarian foods, so you'd have to bring your own lunch if you'd want anything good.
Review Your School
Great teachers and advanced academic opportunities, also great elective options. Definitely geared toward college prep rather than skilled trades, but teaches a very effective base of complete knowledge for any student.
I love Ames. It is a great town and the schools are all really nice. They are all in the process of being updated to have the finest technology. I enjoy going to school, I feel welcomed and accepted at my high school.