Ferris High School

Ferris High School serves 1,618 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.
Ferris High School operates within the Spokane School District.
The school district's 63% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1618 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,618 students
Ferris High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Ferris High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Ferris High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 19:1
Ferris High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
2%
Ferris High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
5%
7%
Ferris High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
4%
20%
Ferris High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
5%
Ferris High School Black (1988-2012)
White
79%
60%
Ferris High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.37 0.89
Ferris High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
29%
37%
Ferris High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
8%
7%
Ferris High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 29,536 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 63% has decreased from 91% over five years.
School District Name Spokane School District
Number of Schools
Managed
60
4
Number of Students Managed 29,536 1,006
Spokane   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 63% 77%
Spokane   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $349 MM n/a
Spokane   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $346 MM n/a
Spokane   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,759 $0
Spokane   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,637 $0
Spokane   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Healing Lodge High School (2.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chase Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Adams Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Spokane Adams Elementary School
    2909e 37 Ave
    Spokane , WA , 99223
    (509)354-2000
    0.2  mi  |  323  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Spokane Hamblen Elementary School
    2121 East Thurston Ave
    Spokane , WA , 99203
    (509)354-2902
    0.8  mi  |  520  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Spokane Lincoln Heights Elementary School
    3322 East 22nd Ave
    Spokane , WA , 99223
    (509)354-3300
    0.9  mi  |  554  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Spokane Chase Middle School
    4747 East 37th Ave
    Spokane , WA , 99223
    (509)354-5000
    0.9  mi  |  769  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Spokane Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Franklin Elementary School
    2627 East 17th Ave
    Spokane , WA , 99223
    (509)354-2620
    1.4  mi  |  366  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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Did You Know?
Spokane, WA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.05, which is lower than the Washington average of 0.44. The most diverse school in Spokane is Grant Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.