Ankeny High School

Summary:

Ankeny High School is a public high school serving grades 10-12 with 1,347 students, located in Ankeny, Iowa, which is part of the Ankeny Community School District. The school consistently ranks among the top high schools in Iowa, with a current ranking of 22 out of 336 and a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Ankeny High School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, consistently outperforming the state and district averages in standardized test scores. In the 2022-2023 school year, 88.7% of 10th-grade students and 83.6% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 72.9% and 68.7%, respectively. In mathematics, 84% of 10th-grade students and 82.9% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better, compared to the state averages of 67% and 67.3%. This high level of academic achievement is likely supported by the school's relatively low student-teacher ratio of 16.8, which is lower than nearby schools like Roosevelt High School (29.9) and East High School (21.6).

While Ankeny High School's academic performance is impressive, the school's student population is less racially diverse compared to nearby schools, with 80.99% of students identifying as White in the 2022-2023 school year. This is higher than the racial diversity of schools like Roosevelt High School (46.63% White) and East High School (25.64% White). Additionally, Ankeny High School has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (19.82%) compared to many nearby schools, such as Roosevelt High School (53.02%) and East High School (78.68%), suggesting it serves a more affluent population.


Detail:

Public 10-12

 1155 SW Cherry St
       Ankeny, IA  50023


(515) 965-9630

District: Ankeny Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
22nd of 336 Iowa High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,157 Help


Feeder schools for Ankeny High School:

Elementary:    Crocker Elementary School
    East Elementary School
    Prairie Trail Elementary
    Southeast Elementary School
Middle:    Parkview Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  1,347

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.0%
Hispanic:
7.2%
Two or more races:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ankeny High School ranks better than 93.5% of high schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.19. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81%), Hispanic (7.2%), two or more races (5.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ankeny High School is 16.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ankeny High School is $15,157.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Ankeny High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Ankeny High School 22nd of 336 Iowa public high schools. (See Ankeny High School in the ranking list.)

Ankeny Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ankeny Community School District 33rd of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ankeny High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 81.06 31st 351 91.2%
2013 81.05 19th 351 94.6%
2014 73.55 80th 322 75.2%
2015 76.30 58th 324 82.1%
2016 84.94 26th 320 91.9%
2017 82.21 25th 325 92.3%
2018 75.86 63rd 320 80.3%
2019 86.68 17th 327 94.8%
2021 81.70 33rd 327 89.9%
2022 88.31 12th 332 96.4%
2023 85.19 22nd 336 93.5%
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Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Iowa Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Ankeny High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1195 5 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1212
1989 1153 5 10 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1178
1990 1091 4 10 5 1 n/a n/a 0 1111
1991 1118 4 7 6 1 n/a n/a 0 1136
1992 1146 3 9 5 1 n/a n/a 0 1164
1993 1199 8 13 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1231
1994 1269 5 11 6 1 n/a n/a 0 1292
1995 1108 10 10 3 2 n/a n/a 0 1133
1996 1108 10 10 3 2 n/a n/a 0 1133
1997 1078 12 12 3 2 n/a n/a 0 1107
1998 1135 14 21 4 2 n/a n/a 0 1176
1999 1159 12 24 5 1 n/a n/a 0 1201
2000 1172 17 18 5 2 n/a n/a 0 1214
2001 1200 13 18 8 1 n/a n/a 0 1240
2002 1177 12 15 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1217
2003 1177 12 15 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1217
2004 1230 11 16 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1273
2005 1298 12 22 24 3 n/a n/a 0 1359
2006 1405 19 20 21 4 n/a n/a 0 1469
2007 1395 22 19 24 1 n/a n/a 0 1461
2008 1385 27 24 28 2 n/a n/a 0 1466
2009 1408 27 24 32 0 n/a n/a 0 1491
2010 1413 21 32 40 4 0 28 0 1538
2011 1455 20 35 55 4 0 26 0 1595
2012 1532 18 42 58 3 0 31 0 1684
2013 1602 20 50 55 3 2 24 0 1756
2014 826 18 34 34 0 0 9 0 921
2015 854 16 26 41 3 0 14 0 954
2016 881 24 21 37 3 0 13 0 979
2017 910 22 24 43 3 1 22 0 1025
2018 943 28 25 47 1 3 30 0 1077
2019 1042 41 37 50 1 4 29 0 1204
2020 1091 37 39 68 0 5 44 0 1284
2021 1118 40 48 75 1 2 53 0 1337
2022 1080 37 42 98 2 1 70 0 1330
2023 1091 41 39 97 2 1 72 4 1347

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ankeny High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1212 77.0 15.7 3.3
1989 1178 77.5 15.2 1.8
1990 1111 77.5 14.3 1.9
1991 1136 77.0 14.7 2.2
1992 1164 74.0 15.7 3.9
1993 1231 68.8 17.9 2
1994 1292 73.2 17.7 2.5
1995 1133 64.5 17.6 2.5
1996 1133 64.5 17.6 2.5
1997 1107 68.0 16.3 2.7
1998 1176 66.0 17.8 2
1999 1201 66.0 18.2 3.2
2000 1214 63.0 19.3 4.3
2001 1240 64.5 19.2 7.8
2002 1217 73.7 16.5 2.7
2003 1217 73.7 16.5 2.7
2004 1273 73.6 17.3 3.4
2005 1359 80.5 16.9 5.9
2006 1469 81.1 18.1 6.6
2007 1461 89.5 16.3 6.4
2008 1466 107.0 13.7 6.8
2009 1491 97.9 15.2 7.3
2010 1538 97.0 15.8 7.3
2011 1595 93.8 17.0 7.9
2012 1684 97.3 17.2 9.2
2013 1756 104.2 16.8 9.7
2014 921 61.6 14.9 15
2015 954 66.0 14.4 14.3
2016 979 65.0 15.0 13.4
2017 1025 63.2 16.2 19.3
2018 1077 68.6 15.6 17.5
2019 1204 69.6 17.2 18.2
2020 1284 76.7 16.7 18
2021 1337 81.5 16.4 15.2
2022 1330 80.4 16.5 19.7
2023 1347 79.7 16.8 19.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Ankeny High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1212 77.0 15.7 3.3
1989 1178 77.5 15.2 1.8
1990 1111 77.5 14.3 1.9
1991 1136 77.0 14.7 2.2
1992 1164 74.0 15.7 3.9
1993 1231 68.8 17.9 2
1994 1292 73.2 17.7 2.5
1995 1133 64.5 17.6 2.5
1996 1133 64.5 17.6 2.5
1997 1107 68.0 16.3 2.7
1998 1176 66.0 17.8 2
1999 1201 66.0 18.2 3.2
2000 1214 63.0 19.3 4.3
2001 1240 64.5 19.2 7.8
2002 1217 73.7 16.5 2.7
2003 1217 73.7 16.5 2.7
2004 1273 73.6 17.3 3.4
2005 1359 80.5 16.9 5.9
2006 1469 81.1 18.1 6.6
2007 1461 89.5 16.3 6.4
2008 1466 107.0 13.7 6.8
2009 1491 97.9 15.2 7.3
2010 1538 97.0 15.8 7.3
2011 1595 93.8 17.0 7.9
2012 1684 97.3 17.2 9.2
2013 1756 104.2 16.8 9.7
2014 921 61.6 14.9 15
2015 954 66.0 14.4 14.3
2016 979 65.0 15.0 13.4
2017 1025 63.2 16.2 19.3
2018 1077 68.6 15.6 17.5
2019 1204 69.6 17.2 18.2
2020 1284 76.7 16.7 18
2021 1337 81.5 16.4 15.2
2022 1330 80.4 16.5 19.7
2023 1347 79.7 16.8 19.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Ankeny High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $246 (1.6%) $14,911 (98.4%) $15,157

Data source: Iowa Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ankeny High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 17th of 327 High schoolsRanks 22nd of 336 High schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Ankeny High School)86.988.7
 1.8%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Ankeny Community School District)86.487.2
 0.8%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)74.372.9
 1.4%
10th Grade Mathematics (Ankeny High School)8684
 2%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Ankeny Community School District)86.182.5
 3.6%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)67.167
 0.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Ankeny High School)8583.6
 1.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Ankeny Community School District)85.583.5
 2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)71.468.7
 2.7%
11th Grade Mathematics (Ankeny High School)84.482.9
 1.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Ankeny Community School District)84.482.7
 1.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)66.967.3
 0.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12041347
 11.9%
African American4141
American Indian12
 100%
Asian3739
 5.4%
Hispanic5097
 94%
Pacific Islander41
 75%
White10421091
 4.7%
Two or More Races2972
 148.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.2%19.8%
 1.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ankeny High School

Students at Ankeny High School are 81% White, 7% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% African American, 3% Asian.

Ankeny High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Crocker Elementary School
Elementary : East Elementary School
Elementary : Prairie Trail Elementary
Elementary : Southeast Elementary School
Middle : Parkview Middle School

Yes. Ankeny High School ranks in the top 6.5% of Iowa high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,347 students attended Ankeny High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education.

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