Ankeny Centennial High School

Summary:

Ankeny Centennial High School is a public high school serving grades 10-12 with a total enrollment of 1,443 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, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for excellent academic performance.

Ankeny Centennial High School students significantly outperform the state averages in standardized tests, with 85.7% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 72.9%. However, the school has a relatively homogeneous student population, with 80.18% of students identifying as White, which is higher than the state average and nearby schools like East High School and North High School in Des Moines. Additionally, Ankeny Centennial High School has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (16.01%) compared to the state average and many nearby schools, indicating a relatively higher socioeconomic status of the student population.

Despite its strong academic performance, Ankeny Centennial High School's homogeneous student population and socioeconomic factors present both opportunities and challenges for the school. The school's consistent excellence in academic achievement and student outcomes highlight its commitment to providing a high-quality education, but the school may also need to consider ways to promote diversity and inclusion to better reflect the broader community it serves.


Detail:

Public 10-12

 2220 NW State St
       Ankeny, IA  50023


(515) 965-9610

District: Ankeny Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
26th of 336 Iowa High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,519 Help


Feeder schools for Ankeny Centennial High School:

Elementary:    Ashland Ridge Elementary
    Northeast Elementary
    Northwest Elementary School
    Rock Creek Elementary
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Middle:    Prairie Ridge Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.2 Help
Number of students:  1,443

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.2%
Hispanic:
7.8%
African American:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ankeny Centennial High School ranks better than 92.3% of high schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.93. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.2%), Hispanic (7.8%), African American (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ankeny Centennial High School is 16.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ankeny Centennial High School is $14,519.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Ankeny Centennial High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Ankeny Centennial High School 26th of 336 Iowa public high schools. (See Ankeny Centennial 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 Centennial High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 89.30 4th 324 98.8%
2016 82.42 39th 320 87.8%
2017 87.64 12th 325 96.3%
2018 84.16 20th 320 93.8%
2019 86.55 18th 327 94.5%
2021 84.46 24th 327 92.7%
2022 85.36 23rd 332 93.1%
2023 83.93 26th 336 92.3%
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Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Ankeny Centennial High School Test Scores
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Data source: Iowa Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Ankeny Centennial High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 913 11 17 24 2 1 12 0 980
2015 933 18 20 36 1 1 19 0 1028
2016 1004 11 25 39 1 1 25 0 1106
2017 1056 14 26 44 1 2 26 0 1169
2018 1072 13 25 49 1 3 34 0 1197
2019 1076 24 32 59 2 3 34 0 1230
2020 1126 37 33 64 1 2 44 0 1307
2021 1129 40 39 85 1 2 44 0 1340
2022 1178 56 36 94 0 0 55 0 1419
2023 1157 75 35 112 0 0 61 3 1443

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 Centennial High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 980 62.0 15.8 5.3
2015 1028 68.0 15.1 8.4
2016 1106 66.0 16.7 8
2017 1169 68.1 17.1 11.5
2018 1197 68.0 17.6 10.5
2019 1230 70.1 17.5 10.6
2020 1307 73.6 17.7 10.8
2021 1340 79.9 16.7 9.6
2022 1419 84.4 16.7 13.9
2023 1443 88.9 16.2 16

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 Centennial High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 980 62.0 15.8 5.3
2015 1028 68.0 15.1 8.4
2016 1106 66.0 16.7 8
2017 1169 68.1 17.1 11.5
2018 1197 68.0 17.6 10.5
2019 1230 70.1 17.5 10.6
2020 1307 73.6 17.7 10.8
2021 1340 79.9 16.7 9.6
2022 1419 84.4 16.7 13.9
2023 1443 88.9 16.2 16

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 Centennial High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $200 (1.4%) $14,319 (98.6%) $14,519

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ankeny Centennial High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 18th of 327 High schoolsRanks 26th of 336 High schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Ankeny Centennial High School)85.985.7
 0.2%
   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 Centennial High School)86.181.1
 5%
   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 Centennial High School)8683.4
 2.6%
   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 Centennial High School)84.382.6
 1.7%
   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 Students12301443
 17.3%
African American2475
 212.5%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian3235
 9.4%
Hispanic59112
 89.8%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White10761157
 7.5%
Two or More Races3461
 79.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.6%16%
 5.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ankeny Centennial High School

Ankeny Centennial High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Ashland Ridge Elementary
Elementary : Northeast Elementary
Elementary : Northwest Elementary School
Elementary : Rock Creek Elementary
Elementary : Westwood Elementary School
Middle : Prairie Ridge Middle School

Yes. Ankeny Centennial High School ranks in the top 7.7% of Iowa high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,443 students attended Ankeny Centennial High School.

Students at Ankeny Centennial High School are 80% White, 8% Hispanic, 5% African American, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian.


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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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