James J Ferris High School

Tel: (201)915-6660
  • James J Ferris High School serves 1,196 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the NJ average of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 54%.
  • 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 1196 students has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 123 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,196 students
James J Ferris High School Total Students (1988-2016)
Gender %James J Ferris High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers123 teachers
James J Ferris High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeJames J Ferris High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
James J Ferris High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
14%
10%
James J Ferris High School Asian Students (1988-2016)
Hispanic
50%
26%
James J Ferris High School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
26%
16%
James J Ferris High School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
10%
46%
James J Ferris High School White Students (1988-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsJames J Ferris High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.69
James J Ferris High School Diversity Score (1988-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
33%
James J Ferris High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
James J Ferris High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2016)

District Comparison

  • Jersey City School District's student population of 27,488 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 74% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $24,656 is higher than the state average of $20,569. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $25,093 is higher than the state average of $20,942. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameJersey City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
38
2
Number of Students Managed27,488921
Jersey City School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
Graduation Rate59%94%
Jersey City School District Graduation Rate (1998-2016)
District Total Revenue$666 MM$19 MM
Jersey City School District District Total Revenue (1996-2016)
District Spending$678 MM$19 MM
Jersey City School District District Spending (1996-2016)
District Revenue / Student$24,656$20,569
Jersey City School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2016)
District Spending / Student$25,093$20,942
Jersey City School District District Spending / Student (1995-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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