August 29, 2023

Ames High Named “Best” High School in National Report

The 2023-2024 U.S. News and World Report Best High School rankings have been released and Ames High School has been named 13th in the state and 2,303rd in the nation. Ames High earned a “Best” ranking, a commendation reserved for the top 40% of schools in this ranking program. U.S. News “Best” badges are widely recognized as symbols of excellence in U.S. education.

The 2023-2024 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings are based on data collected from nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

The ranking factors measure performance on state math and reading proficiency tests and performance; underserved student population performance on assessments; college readiness measured by participation in and performance on challenging college-level coursework using Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations; and graduation rates.

Rankings are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm.