John A. Ferguson Senior High School

  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School serves 4,106 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the FL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School operates within the Dade School District.
  • Dade School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the FL state average of 71%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 4106 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 175 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 4,106 students
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Total Students (2005-2015)
Gender % John A. Ferguson Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 175 teachers
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by Grade John A. Ferguson Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 16:1
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2015)
Asian
2%
3%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Asian Students (2005-2015)
Hispanic
89%
31%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Black Students (2005-2015)
Black
2%
23%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Black Students (2005-2015)
White
7%
40%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School White Students (2005-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups John A. Ferguson Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL 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.
0.20 0.46
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Diversity Score (2005-2015)
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.
54%
53%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
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.
11%
5%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

District Comparison

  • Dade School District's student population of 356,762 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 95% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,790 in this district is less than the state average of $12,021. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,082 is less than the state average of $12,230. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name Dade School District
Number of Schools
Managed
519
22
Number of Students Managed 356,762 10,184
Dade School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 68% 71%
Dade School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $3,488 MM $122 MM
Dade School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $3,591 MM $125 MM
Dade School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,790 $12,021
Dade School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,082 $12,230
Dade School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  9/13/2013
Well Ms. Garraux is no longer principal she is now at another school. but let me tell you there is a wonderful principal that replaced her who is doing a great job and this school is amazing the magnet programs are wonderful my child is an IB student in her junior year has had awesome teachers and is in a dual academy program at school, she is not only IB but also in medical program.she was EKG certified and will be first responder certified by the time she graduates this is a wonderful school nothing to envy any other magnet school all the kids seem not only eager to learn but happy to be there. I am a helicopter mom and I visit that school because of all the activities my daughter does and never have I seen any fights or any bullying. I can leave my child there with peace of mind. the IB teacher Mrs Graham is the best and all her staff
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5  8/1/2011
This is an excellent school, good teachers, good kids, well behave. Excellent academic programs. Great facilities. the only thing is that parent involvement is very low. I have attended the PTA and for a school of more than 4000 students is incredible that only 10 or 20 participate. The Principal is an amazing extraordinary woman: Ms. Jane Garraux, hope she stay there until my son's graduation in 2013.
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