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Academic Data

Ankeny Schools enjoy an outstanding reputation in the state and the Midwest for an exemplary and balanced curricular and co-curricular program designed to meet the needs of all students. Some of the accomplishments Ankeny students have achieved include (Note: due to reporting timelines, some statistics listed are older than others):

  • 95.6% graduation rate; state average: 91.6% (2018-2019)
  • 0.53% dropout rate in grades 7-12 (2018-2019)
  • 24.1 average composite score on the ACT. State average is 21.6. National average is 20.6 (2020 graduating class)
  • 81.7% of students taking the ACT scored 20 or higher on composite scores (2020 graduating class)
  • 92 seniors scored 30 or higher on the ACT composite score (2020 graduating class)
  • 151 students in the class of 2020 successfully completed five or more AP classes
  • 89 students earning AP Scholar Awards; 32 with distinction, 14 with honor and 5 National AP Scholars
  • 186 members of the class of 2020 graduated with a weighted grade point of 4.0
  • 12 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
  • 2 National Merit Scholar Commended Students
  • 1.04 CHS and 1.22 AHS AP Index as calculated by the Belin and Blank Iowa AP Index (2019)
  • AHS average AP test score 2.94; CHS average AP test score 3.29; State average AP test score 2.91
  • More than 12,200 Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) credits earned by students (2019-2020)
  • 94 members of the class of 2020 graduated with an honors diploma
  • 92.0% of the class of 2019 intend to pursue post-secondary education/training
  • 84.0% of Ankeny students (grades 3-11) met or exceeded the grade level expectations associated with academic readiness for college and career in English Language Arts. (2018-2019)
  • 86.4% of Ankeny students (grades 3-11) met or exceeded the grade level expectations associated with academic readiness for college and career in Mathematics. (2018-2019)
  • 72.4% of Ankeny students (grades 5, 8, and 10) met or exceeded the grade level expectations associated with academic readiness for college and career in Science.

*Due to reporting timelines, some statistics listed are older than others