James J Ferris High School

James J Ferris High School serves 1,364 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% 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 71% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 92%.

Overview

The student population of 1364 students has declined by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 138 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,364 students
James J Ferris High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 138 teachers
James J Ferris High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade James J Ferris High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same 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 12:1
James J Ferris High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1% n/a
Asian
14%
9%
James J Ferris High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
48%
24%
James J Ferris High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
31%
17%
James J Ferris High School Black (1988-2013)
White
6%
49%
James J Ferris High School White (1988-2013)
All Ethnic Groups James J Ferris High School Sch Ethnicity James J Ferris 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.
0.66 0.42
James J Ferris High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
60%
31%
James J Ferris High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
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.
4%
6%
James J Ferris High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,884 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 71% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Jersey City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
38
2
Number of Students Managed 28,884 927
Jersey City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 71% 92%
Jersey City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2009)
District Total Revenue $673 MM n/a
Jersey City School District Total Revenue (1992-2009)
District Spending $665 MM n/a
District Revenue / Student $24,189 $0
Jersey City School District Revenue / Student (1992-2009)
District Spending / Student $23,883 $0
Jersey City School District Spending / Student (1992-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Schomburg Charter School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Jersey CityCounty Prep High School
    Vocational School
    525 Montgomery St
    Jersey CityNJ 07306
    (201)631-6302
    Vocational School

    0.2 mi | 648 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Jersey CityExplore 2000 Middle School
    Vocational School
    525 Montgomery St
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201)631-6395
    Vocational School

    0.2 mi | 57 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Jersey CityAcademy Of Technology Design
    Vocational School
    525 Montgomery St
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201)631-6331
    Vocational School

    0.3 mi | 110 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Jersey CityCareer Academy
    Vocational School
    525 Montgomery St
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201)631-6376
    Vocational School

    0.3 mi | 232 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Jersey CitySchomburg Charter School
    Charter School
    508 Grand St
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201)451-7770
    Charter School

    0.3 mi | 177 students | Gr. KG-6                      

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