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    • Ames Community Schools
      Where lifelong learning begins.

      Students are at the center of learning and teaching in Ames.

      We are transforming our students’ education experience through a focus on four simple questions:

      What do we want all students to learn ?
      How will we know when they’ve learned it ?
      What will we do when they’ve learned it ?
      What will we do when they don’t learn it

      The answers to these student-centered questions guide all levels of our curriculum, assessment, and instruction. They frame the ways we develop and retain qualified staff; differentiate instruction for each student; incorporate technology into learning and teaching, offer core and extracurricular activities in a rich array; and create a structure of support to promote each student’s success.

      With this focus, the Ames Community School District is committed to developing students’full potential so they exit our schools with the lifelong learning habits they will need to flourish in a democratic society and the global community.

      Our Schools

      One preschool center, five elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school comprise the Ames Community School District.

      Besides a strong foundation in core subjects, our schools offer:

      • Integrated technology instruction
      • Physical education, art, chorus, band, and orchestra.
      • Programs to address the social-emotional needs of all students
      • Programs for talented and gifted students, for at-risk students, for special needs students, and for English language learners
      • Parent Teacher Organizations

      Northwood Preschool Center
      offers preschool and early kindergarten programs and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. 

      Elementary schools provide instruction for kindergarten through fifth grades.

      Ames Middle School provides a range of programs geared to the academic, social, physical, and emotional needs of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

      Ames High School has garnered honors from U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek for serving the academic and social-emotional needs of all students—from those at risk for dropping out of school to those who are bound for college—by demonstrating measurable academic outcomes for successfully educating them across a range of performance indicators.

  • Ames Community School District
    Educational Services Center
    415 Stanton Avenue,
    Ames, Iowa  50014-7331
    • Phone: 515/ 268-6600
    • FAX 515/ 268-6633
    Educational Services Center hours are:
     Monday- Friday -  8:00 a.m
    . to 4:30 p.m.

    Above: Educational Services Center.

    "The mission of the Ames Community Schools is to ensure that all learners develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes  and values and personal esteem necessary to grow in and shape a changing society."

      Please see the District Profile or Reports page for more information .

    It is the policy of the Ames Community School District to maintain a nondiscriminatory environment in every aspect of the operation of the District. The District shall provide equal educational and employment opportunities without regard to color, sex, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, or socioeconomic status in its educational programs and activities or its employment and personnel policies. Dr. Tim Taylor, Superintendent, is the reporting officer for affirmative action, desegregation, and discrimination. Any questions should be directed to: Dr. Tim E. Taylor - Educational Services Center- 415 Stanton Ave.- Ames, IA 50014– (515) 268-6610

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