James J Ferris High School

Tel: (201)915-6660
  • 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • James J Ferris High School operates within the Jersey City School District.
  • Jersey City School District's 75% graduation rate is lower than the New Jersey state average of 90%.

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School Overview

  • James J Ferris High School's student population of 1196 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 123 teachers has declined by 10% over five school 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

  • James J Ferris High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 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%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
50%
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 Score0.660.43
James J Ferris High School Diversity Score (1988-2016)
Graduation Rate
75%
90%
James J Ferris High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
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

    • The school district of James J Ferris High School is Jersey City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 656 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Jersey City School District's student population of 27,488 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 75% has increased from 70% over five school 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 school 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 school 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)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    29%
    40%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    42%
    50%
    District Graduation Rate
    75%
    90%
    District Total Revenue$666 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$678 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$24,656$20,569
    District Spending / Student$25,093$20,942
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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