Ferndale Middle School
Ferndale Middle School serves 505 students in grades 6-8.
Ferndale Middle 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 505 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 73%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MI
- Math Proficiency: 13% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 35% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education
Ferndale Middle School's student population of 505 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Ferndale Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ferndale Middle School is 0.54, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2286 out of 2925 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
How many students attend Ferndale Middle School?
505 students attend Ferndale Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Ferndale Middle School students are Black, 27% of students are White, 8% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ferndale Middle School?
Ferndale Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Ferndale Middle School offer ?
Ferndale Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Ferndale Middle School part of?
Ferndale Middle School is part of Ferndale Public Schools School District.
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