Ames school information

IndexAmesIowaNational
Average Test Scores87%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools111,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schools3967,963
The Ames, IA educational system consists of 11 public schools, 2 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Ames public schools have average test scores of 87% which is 12% higher than than the Iowa average and 77% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ames public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 96.0% have completed high school, 63.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 11.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Ames are 77% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Ames.
  • 96.3% of people in Ames have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.0% of people in Ames have completed high school.
  • 63.4% of people in Ames have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ames

IndexAmesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade96.3%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school96.0%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college85.2%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree70.8%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors63.4%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters30.8%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree11.9%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate9.8%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The Ames, IA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.