James J Ferris High School

James J Ferris High School serves 1,265 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the NJ average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
James J Ferris High School operates within the Jersey City School District.
The school district's 59% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 94%.

School Overview

The student population of 1265 students has declined by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 128 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,265 students
James J Ferris High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % James J Ferris High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 128 teachers
James J Ferris High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade James J Ferris High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 13:1
James J Ferris High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
14%
9%
James J Ferris High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
47%
24%
James J Ferris High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
31%
16%
James J Ferris High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
8%
49%
James J Ferris High School White Students (1988-2014)
All Ethnic Groups James J Ferris High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.66 0.42
James J Ferris High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
63%
32%
James J Ferris High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
5%
James J Ferris High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 27,571 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 93% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $24,084 is higher than the state average of $19,116. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
The district spending/student of $24,511 is higher than the state average of $19,190. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Jersey City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
38
2
Number of Students Managed 27,571 918
Jersey City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 59% 94%
Jersey City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2010)
District Total Revenue $666 MM $20 MM
Jersey City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $678 MM $20 MM
Jersey City School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $24,084 $19,116
Jersey City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2010)
District Spending / Student $24,511 $19,190
Jersey City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is County Prep High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Explore 2000 Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beloved Community Charter School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Jersey CityCounty Prep High School
    Vocational School
    0.2 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 657 students525 Montgomery St
    Jersey CityNJ 07306
    (201)631-6302
    0.29-12657
  • Jersey CityExplore 2000 Middle School
    Vocational School
    0.2 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 49 students525 Montgomery St
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201)631-6395
    0.26-849
  • Jersey CityAcademy Of Technology Design
    Vocational School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 127 students525 Montgomery St
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201)631-6331
    0.39-12127
  • Jersey CityBeloved Community Charter School
    Charter School
    1 Negative Reviews
    0.3 miles | Grades: KG-3 | 479 students508 Grand St
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201)744-9775
    0.3KG-3479
  • Jersey CityCareer Academy
    Vocational School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 150 students525 Montgomery St
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201)631-6376
    0.39-12150

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