Ames school information

IndexAmesIowaNational
Average Test Scores86%77%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools111,10379,235
Total private schools220924,875
Total post-secondary schools3967,965

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  • The average school test scores in Ames are 26% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Ames.
  • 96.6% of people in Ames have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.2% of people in Ames have completed high school.
  • 62.8% of people in Ames have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Ames

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  • Abbie Sawyer Elementary School4316 Ontario StGrades: KG - 05Students: 438 · Ratio: 15:182
  • Ames High School1921 Ames High DriveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,406 · Ratio: 19:190
  • Ames Middle School3915 Mortensen RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 924 · Ratio: 14:186
  • Edwards Elementary School3622 Woodland StGrades: KG - 05Students: 288 · Ratio: 16:175
  • Fellows Elementary School1400 Mc KinleyGrades: KG - 05Students: 462 · Ratio: 14:195
  • Kate Mitchell Elementary School3521 Jewel DrGrades: KG - 05Students: 291 · Ratio: 13:182
  • Meeker Elementary School300 20Th StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 388 · Ratio: 13:190
  • Northwood Pre-School3012 Duff AvenueGrades: PK - KGStudents: 283 · Ratio: 25:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Ames

IndexAmesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade96.6%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school96.2%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college85.5%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree70.1%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors62.8%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters29.4%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree13.1%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate10.8%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Ames (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Gilbert, IA1,39894%38%
McCallsburg, IA36594%38%
Huxley, IA3,37089%31%
Story City, IA3,43089%30%
Nevada, IA6,79483%22%
Ames, IA61,27686%26%

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Conroe, TX61,26888%29%
La Habra, CA61,34169%1%
Cheyenne, WY61,47077%13%
Burnsville, MN61,05964%7%
The Villages, FL61,04676%12%
Ames, IA61,27686%26%
Source: The Ames, IA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.