Enrollment in Ames Up Big for the 2017-2018 School Year
Certified enrollment across the state was finalized in November, and the Ames Community School District is +112 students from a year ago. The certified enrollment for the 2017-18 school year at the Ames CSD is 4,300. This is the largest jump in enrollment since 1991, and a spike upward from what has been a downward trend over the past decade.
Open Enrollment numbers are also up for the school year. Ames open enrolls 470 students from 19 surrounding districts, while 188 students from within Ames enroll out. This is a net of +282. For a historical perspective, the 2011 certified enrollment showed 196 Ames students open enrolling out of the district while 226 neighboring students were opening enrolling in, for a net of +30 students. Subgroup data shows that resident students attending our schools is up, as is our pre-school program enrollment.