Avg. test scores 50%
High school dipl. 16%
Bachelors degree 109%
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Ames school information

Average Test Scores72%69%48%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools111,10179,221
Total private schools220824,874
Total post-secondary schools3967,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Ames are 50% 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

      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%

      Ames, IA School Districts

      • Ames Community School District

      There are a total of 11 public schools, 2 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Ames. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Ames, IA schools is 72%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Ames, IA, an average of 96.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 96.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Gilbert, IA1,18391%88.1%
      Story City, IA3,42386%78.2%
      Woodward, IA1,62186%77.7%
      Alleman, IA49985%77.3%
      Cambridge, IA85384%74.6%
      Ames, IA64,07372%50.1%

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Daytona Beach, FL64,10543%10.1%
      Janesville, WI63,88039%18.3%
      Tamarac, FL63,74753%11.0%
      Lorain, OH63,71443%11.0%
      Shawnee, KS64,44450%3.0%
      Ames, IA64,07372%50.1%
      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.