Ferndale High School

Ferndale High School serves 1,412 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Ferndale High School operates within the Ferndale School District.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1412 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,412 students
Ferndale High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 72 teachers
Ferndale High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Ferndale High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 19:1
Ferndale High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
5%
2%
Ferndale High School American Indian (1988-2013)
Asian
3%
7%
Ferndale High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
18%
20%
Ferndale High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
White
70%
59%
Ferndale High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
4%
6%
All Ethnic Groups Ferndale High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average 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.
0.48 0.39
Ferndale 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.
31%
38%
Ferndale High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2013)
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.
8%
7%
Ferndale High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,920 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Ferndale School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
4
Number of Students Managed 4,920 935
Ferndale   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 62% 77%
Ferndale   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $57 MM $12 MM
District Spending $58 MM $11 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,228 $12,260
Ferndale   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,556 $11,231
Ferndale   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Windward High School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Vista Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Central Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • FerndaleCentral Elementary School
    5610 Second Ave
    FerndaleWA 98248
    (360)383-9602
    0.5 mi | 334 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • FerndaleMountain View Elementary School
    5780 Hendrickson Rd
    FerndaleWA 98248
    (360)383-9650
    0.6 mi | 394 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • FerndaleFerndale Special Services Elementary School
    Special Education School
    6041 Vista Dr
    FerndaleWA 98248
    (360)383-9221
    Special Education School

    0.7 mi | 36 students | Gr. PK                      
  • FerndaleVista Middle School
    6051 Vista Dr
    FerndaleWA 98248
    (360)383-9370
    0.7 mi | 414 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • FerndaleSkyline Elementary School
    2225 Thornton Rd
    FerndaleWA 98248
    (360)383-9450
    0.9 mi | 423 students | Gr. PK-6                      

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