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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Ames Community School District is a top rated, public school district located in Ames, IA. It has 4,370 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
415 Stanton Ave
Ames, IA 50014
Telephone
(515) 268-6600

Ames Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1390
53 responses
Average ACT
27
147 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,370
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,984
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$52,407,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,601/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    70%
  • Support Services
    27%
  • Other
    3%

Ames Community School District Reviews

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I just recently moved into the Ames School District, and so far it has been okay. The teachers are very nice and friendly, and the administrators are very quick and effective. However, the environment of the school is a little tense. Verbal fights occur often, and there are sometimes physical fights. However, the school offers many great clubs and sports opportunities. There is something for everyone!
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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.
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.