Ames High School
#1 Best Public High Schools in Story County
- Ames Community School District, IA
- 343 reviews
Alum: Ames High offers something for everyone. They have incredible academics, athletics, and extra curricular activities. There are a ton of different clubs to meet the different interests of students, and new clubs are always being created. The staff was always super helpful and would always be willing to do whatever it takes in order to help their students succeed. The overall automosphere was always postive and friendly and teachers would always be in the hallways greeting students as they walk by or as they walk into their classrooms.
Ames High gave me so many different opportunties over the years that I will always be thankful for. Academically Ames High prepared me well for college and I personally think that some of my classes from high school were harder than my college classes now. Ames High also prepared me well with athletics. I ended up being a multi-time state metalist, and school record holder. I am currently a college athlete due to my experience with Ames High Atheltics.
- 1,384 Students
- 17:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Gilbert High School
#2 Best Public High Schools in Story County
- Gilbert Community School District, IA
- 125 reviews
Senior: Gilbert High School is full of experiences! From there sports, academics, arts, and culture they are very welcoming and give you plenty of opportunities. The way they do classes at the high school and the way they teach has helped the students grow. The students like to compete with themselves to get the best grades they can and are always supportive of your decisions. As a school they are very competitive and are getting better every school year. I know for a fact that Gilbert's athletics (specifically both girls and boys soccer, basketball, and xc) are really competitive and know how to have fun at practices and games!
- 484 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Nevada High School
#3 Best Public High Schools in Story County
- Nevada Community School District, IA
- 45 reviews
Alum: I went to this school distict since I was in kindergarten, I have loved it since then. I have made many friends, learned a lot, and it helped me prepare for college. The community is such a beautiful thing we all come together and help those in need with fundraisers and bake sales. The teachers and staff are all loving, caring people who love their job helping their students. The teachers go above and beyond to help make sure that the students are getting the material, and getting them ready for college. The sports here are great! Many team trips to state. The coaches are great and want the kids to work hard and succeed in life. Parents are involved they bring snacks for the sports teams and make sure they have a great education. Our school facilities are great, we just got a new football stadium and a new auditorium. This is the perfect place to raise a family and have your children go to school, they will have a great education, make friends, participate in sports and clubs.
- 462 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Ballard High School
#5 Best Public High Schools in Story County
- Ballard Community School District, IA
- 112 reviews
Senior: I loved the atmosphere in band and speech! However, sometimes certain teachers didn't cater to the specific needs of the individuals in their classes, making it difficult for their students to fully understand the subject. On the other hand, most of the teachers were amazing and you can tell they really love their jobs!
- 535 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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