Ames Middle School

Serves grades 6 - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
3915 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA 50014
Phone
(515) 268-2400
District
AMES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
STORY COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
996
Classroom Teachers
65

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Iowa

9

(10 is best)

Better than 86.0% of IA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

8

(10 is best)

Ames Middle School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 87 74
Proficiency in Reading 87 73
Proficiency in Math 87 74

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 84 78
Proficiency in Reading 81 74
Proficiency in Math 86 81

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 89 74
Proficiency in Reading 89 74
Proficiency in Math 88.0 74

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 15.32
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.23
AVG FOR STATE 14.35
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 330 33.1%
Grade 7 362 36.3%
Grade 8 304 30.5%
Total 996 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 72.9% 71.8% 79.4%
Black 10.0% 9.2% 6.3%
Hispanic 8.4% 8.5% 11.1%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 8.3% 10.2% 2.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 30.5% 32.4% 40.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 24.5% 26.4% 33.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.0% 6.0% 6.8%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 61,785 3,145,711
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,682.0 56
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 3.5% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 22.6% 20.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 52.0% 31.7%
45-64 YEARS OLD 13.7% 25.9%
65 OR OLDER 8.2% 16.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 23,815 1,251,587
Single Parent Households With Children 3.3% 9.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.5% 91.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 61.5% 27.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 7.0% 8.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.0% 13.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.6% 14.0%
$50,000 - $74,999 13.9% 19.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.3% 19.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.6% 14.8%
$15,000 or less 19.7% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,221 $32,183,997 37.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $375 $1,671,375 2.0%
Staff $623 $2,776,711 3.2%
General Administration $302 $1,346,014 1.6%
School Administration $533 $2,375,581 2.8%
Operation $859 $3,828,563 4.5%
Transportation $556 $2,478,092 2.9%
Other $436 $1,943,252 2.3%
Total Support $3,684 $16,419,588 19.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $8,302 $37,002,014 43.2%
Total Expenditures $19,208 $85,610,056 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,726 $3,430,735,424 51.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $372 $189,974,690 2.9%
Staff $466 $237,839,180 3.6%
General Administration $258 $131,587,327 2.0%
School Administration $597 $304,455,415 4.6%
Operation $916 $467,415,844 7.0%
Transportation $394 $200,978,343 3.0%
Other $284 $144,899,163 2.2%
Total Support $3,288 $1,677,152,877 25.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,014 $1,537,172,933 23.1%
Total Expenditures $13,027 $6,645,049,446 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%