164 Shaw Ave.
Ferndale, CA 95536
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Ferndale Elementary School serves 300 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Ferndale Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 300 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ferndale Elementary School's student population of 300 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
300 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Ferndale Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ferndale Elementary School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#5415 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
22:1
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American Indian
7%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
22%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
68%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Ferndale Elementary School?

300 students attend Ferndale Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

68% of Ferndale Elementary School students are White, 22% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ferndale Elementary School?

Ferndale Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Ferndale Elementary School offer ?

Ferndale Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 300 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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