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Welcome to Ankeny High School!

With a history of more than 100 years of graduating classes and high achievement, Ankeny High School is one of the two premier Iowa high schools located within the Ankeny Community School District.

The Home of The Hawks, AHS offers a well-rounded, comprehensive continuum of academics, athletics, arts and activities to its students. There is an expectation of excellence in everything we do, and Ankeny High School students and staff live up to that challenge every day.


The mission of Ankeny High School is for each student to exit with a basic core knowledge, communication skills, and critical thinking skills necessary to be a life-long, self-directed learner who is able to adapt successfully to a changing global and technological society. Also, our students will demonstrate responsible citizenship, as well as respect for themselves, others, and their environment.

First Graduating Class: 1914
Grade Configuration: 10th -12th
School Colors: Maroon and Gold
Nickname: The Hawks
School Song: Lyrics
Logos • Licensing
AHS Alma Mater: Audio • Lyrics

Enrollment Profile

Class of 2017 Enrollment: 1054
Class of 2018 Enrollment: 1089
Class of 2019 Enrollment: 1234
Class of 2020 Enrollment: 1293
Class of 2021 Enrollment: 1373
Class of 2022 Enrollment: 1346
Class of 2023 Enrollment: 1384


Ankeny High School is accredited by the State of Iowa.

Graduation Requirements

Ankeny High School offers both a standard diploma and an honors diploma. Graduation requirements for each may be found in the course planning section of the website.


See the Academic Information page for more about advanced placement opportunities.
Honors/Enriched Courses: The “honors/enriched” designation indicates courses are taught at an accelerated pace. These courses do not receive weighted grades.
AHS hawk.pngCollege courses are available through the Iowa Post-Secondary Options Enrollment Act and more than thirty course s are offered at AHS for dual high school and college credit. More extensive information regarding currently available curriculum may be found in the course description guide.