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
990
Classroom Teachers
66

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Iowa

9

(10 is best)

Better than 85.4% 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 75
Proficiency in Reading 86 74
Proficiency in Math 87 75

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 84 79
Proficiency in Reading 81 75
Proficiency in Math 87 83

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 90 75
Proficiency in Reading 90 75
Proficiency in Math 89.74359 75

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 15.01
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.28
AVG FOR STATE 14.36
AVG FOR NATION 16.54
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 367 37.1%
Grade 7 303 30.6%
Grade 8 320 32.3%
Total 990 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 72.9% 72.3% 80.6%
Black 9.5% 8.8% 5.9%
Hispanic 9.2% 8.8% 10.7%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 8.3% 9.8% 2.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 0.3% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 31.0% 31.0% 40.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 25.7% 25.8% 33.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.4% 5.2% 6.9%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 61,312 3,145,711
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,669.2 56
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 3.8% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 23.0% 20.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 51.7% 31.7%
45-64 YEARS OLD 13.4% 25.9%
65 OR OLDER 8.1% 16.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 23,544 1,251,587
Single Parent Households With Children 4.0% 9.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.2% 91.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 62.5% 27.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 5.8% 8.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.2% 13.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.2% 14.0%
$50,000 - $74,999 14.9% 19.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.5% 19.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.7% 14.8%
$15,000 or less 21.6% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,392 $32,916,576 47.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $291 $1,295,823 1.9%
Staff $175 $779,275 1.1%
General Administration $215 $957,395 1.4%
School Administration $489 $2,177,517 3.1%
Operation $924 $4,114,572 5.9%
Transportation $352 $1,567,456 2.3%
Other $426 $1,896,978 2.7%
Total Support $2,872 $12,789,016 18.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $5,306 $23,627,618 34.1%
Total Expenditures $15,570 $69,333,210 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,373 $3,237,499,339 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $335 $170,410,884 2.7%
Staff $348 $176,608,614 2.8%
General Administration $243 $123,294,577 2.0%
School Administration $564 $286,391,365 4.6%
Operation $920 $467,427,951 7.5%
Transportation $400 $202,963,870 3.3%
Other $261 $132,578,395 2.1%
Total Support $3,070 $1,559,742,623 25.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,771 $1,407,576,027 22.7%
Total Expenditures $12,214 $6,204,814,931 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%