James J Ferris High School

  • James J Ferris High School serves 1,196 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 8% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • James J Ferris High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

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School Overview

  • James J Ferris High School's student population of 1,196 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 123 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,196 students
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Total Classroom Teachers123 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James J Ferris High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James J Ferris High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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Asian
14%
10%
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Hispanic
50%
26%
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Black
26%
16%
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White
10%
46%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in James J Ferris High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.660.43
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Graduation Rate
75%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJersey City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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