Ferndale High School

  • Ferndale High School serves 727 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ferndale High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Ferndale High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Ferndale High School's student population of 727 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students727 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ferndale High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ferndale High School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#2668 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
58%
18%
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White
30%
66%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ferndale High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.570.52
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Graduation Rate90-94%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ferndale High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFerndale School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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