John A. Ferguson Senior High School

John A. Ferguson Senior High School serves 4,132 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.
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 4132 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 188 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 4,132 students
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Total Students (2004-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 188 teachers
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Total Teachers (2004-2013)
Students by Grade John A. Ferguson Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.45. 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 (2004-2013)
Asian
2%
3%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Asian Students (2004-2013)
Hispanic
88%
28%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Black Students (2004-2013)
Black
2%
23%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Black Students (2004-2013)
White
8%
42%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School White Students (2004-2013)
All Ethnic Groups John A. Ferguson Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL 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.
0.22 0.45
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Diversity Score (2004-2013)
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.
48%
51%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2013)
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%
7%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 370,279 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,220 is less than the state average of $13,793. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,558 is less than the state average of $15,882. The district spending/student has grown by 23% over four years.
School District Name Dade School District
Number of Schools
Managed
551
22
Number of Students Managed 370,279 9,797
Dade School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 62% 70%
Dade School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $3,531 MM $138 MM
Dade School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $3,994 MM $159 MM
Dade School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,220 $13,793
Dade School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,558 $15,882
Dade School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • MiamiDr. Manuel C. Barreiro Elementary School
    5125 Sw 162nd Ave
    MiamiFL 33185
    (305)229-4800
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 836 students                      
  • MiamiLamar Louise Curry Middle School
    Magnet School
    15750 Sw 47th St
    MiamiFL 33185
    (305)222-2775
    Magnet School

    0.6 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 1116 students                      
  • MiamiBowman Ashe/doolin K-8 Academy
    6601 Sw 152nd Ave
    MiamiFL 33193
    (305)386-6667
    1 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 1421 students                      
  • MiamiJane S. Roberts K-8 Center
    14850 Cottonwood Circle
    MiamiFL 33185
    (305)220-8254
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 900 students                      
  • MiamiPinecrest Academy Charter Middle School
    Charter School
    14901 Sw 42nd St
    MiamiFL 33185
    (305)559-8583
    Charter School

    1.4 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 684 students                      

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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