James J Ferris High School

  • James J Ferris High School serves 1,232 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the NJ average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • James J Ferris High School operates within the Jersey City School District.
  • Jersey City School District's 59% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 94%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1232 students has declined by 20% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 136 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,232 students
James J Ferris High School Total Students (1987-2015)
Gender % James J Ferris High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 136 teachers
James J Ferris High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade James J Ferris High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1 13:1
James J Ferris High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
14%
10%
James J Ferris High School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
49%
25%
James J Ferris High School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
29%
16%
James J Ferris High School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
8%
48%
James J Ferris High School White Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
James J Ferris High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups James J Ferris High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.66 0.68
James J Ferris High School Diversity Score (1987-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
69%
31%
James J Ferris High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
5%
James J Ferris High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Jersey City School District's student population of 27,810 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 93% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $25,743 is higher than the state average of $21,422. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $25,804 is higher than the state average of $21,053. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Jersey City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
38
2
Number of Students Managed 27,810 954
Jersey City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 59% 94%
Jersey City School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $710 MM $20 MM
Jersey City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2014)
District Spending $711 MM $20 MM
Jersey City School District District Spending (1995-2014)
District Revenue / Student $25,743 $21,422
Jersey City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $25,804 $21,053
Jersey City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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