John A. Ferguson Senior High School

John A. Ferguson Senior High School serves 4,245 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
John A. Ferguson Senior High School operates within the Dade School District.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the FL state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 4245 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 191 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 4,245 students
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Total Students (2004-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 191 teachers
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade John A. Ferguson Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 15:1
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Asian (2004-2012)
Hispanic
87%
28%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Hispanic (2004-2012)
Black
2%
23%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Black (2004-2012)
White
7%
43%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School White (2004-2012)
All Ethnic Groups John A. Ferguson Senior High School Sch Ethnicity John A. Ferguson Senior High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.24 0.69
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Diversity Score (2004-2012)
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.
45%
49%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
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.
11%
8%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 365,628 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 54% over five years.
School District Name Dade School District
Number of Schools
Managed
507
20
Number of Students Managed 365,628 9,762
Dade School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 62% 70%
Dade School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $3,531 MM $138 MM
Dade School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $3,994 MM $159 MM
Dade School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,220 $13,793
Dade School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,558 $15,882
Dade School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pinecrest Preparatory Academy Charter High School (1.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lamar Louise Curry Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended September 13, 2013 - Well Ms. Garraux is no longer principal she is now at another school. but let me tell you there is a wonderful principal that replaced her who is doing a great job and this school is amazing the magnet programs are wonderful my child is an IB student in her junior year has had awesome teachers and is in a dual academy program at school, she is not only IB but also in medical program.she was EKG certified and will be first responder certified by the time she graduates this is a wonderful school nothing to envy any other magnet school all the kids seem not only eager to learn but happy to be there. I am a helicopter mom and I visit that school because of all the activities my daughter does and never have I seen any fights or any bullying. I can leave my child there with peace of mind. the IB teacher Mrs Graham is the best and all her staff - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended August 01, 2011 - This is an excellent school, good teachers, good kids, well behave. Excellent academic programs. Great facilities. the only thing is that parent involvement is very low. I have attended the PTA and for a school of more than 4000 students is incredible that only 10 or 20 participate. The Principal is an amazing extraordinary woman: Ms. Jane Garraux, hope she stay there until my son's graduation in 2013. - Posted by Parent

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