Ames High School is located in Ames, Iowa. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1277 students and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher.
When compared to other schools in Iowa it is above average and has received and a grade of A- from The School Review. Of high schools, Ames High School ranks 53 in the state and 3 for its county.
For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to calculate a school’s academics grade. For academics, Ames High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in Iowa and received the grade of A for this measure.
A school’s learning environment is scored by looking at a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Ames High School performs slightly below average when compared to other high schools in Iowa and earned the grade of C+ for this measure.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety score. Ames High School performs slightly above average compared to other Iowa high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B+.
The demographics of the student body at Ames High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when calculating its score.
You can find the closest high schools to Ames High School below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Ames, Iowa schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Gilbert High School||A+||A+||A-||A+|
|2||Ballard High School||A-||B+||A+||A|
|3||Nevada High School||B+||B||A+||B|
|4||Roland-Story High School||A-||A-||B||A|
|5||Boone High School||B-||B-||C||B|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.