Ferndale Middle School

725 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI 48220
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 497 students in grades 6-8, Ferndale Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 497 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Bottom 50% in MI
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ferndale Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Ferndale Middle School's student population of 497 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
497 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Ferndale Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,069 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ferndale Middle School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MI)
#2136 out of 3069 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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18%
34%
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37%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
55%
18%
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White
32%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.59
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ferndale Middle School's ranking?
Ferndale Middle School is ranked #2136 out of 3,069 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% MI state average), while 37% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% MI state average).
How many students attend Ferndale Middle School?
497 students attend Ferndale Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Ferndale Middle School students are Black, 32% of students are White, 10% 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 19:1, 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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 497 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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