John A. Ferguson Senior High School

  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School serves 4,213 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 61% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School operates within the Dade School District.
  • Dade School District's 80% graduation rate is lower than the Florida state average of 82%.

Top Placements

John A. Ferguson Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School's student population of 4213 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 172 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,213 students
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Total Students (2006-2016)
Gender %John A. Ferguson Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers172 teachers
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Total Teachers (2006-2016)
Students by GradeJohn A. Ferguson Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John A. Ferguson Senior High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
54%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
52%
Student : Teacher Ratio24:116:1
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2016)
Asian
3%
3%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Asian Students (2006-2016)
Hispanic
90%
32%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Black Students (2006-2016)
Black
1%
23%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Black Students (2006-2016)
White
6%
39%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School White Students (2006-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsJohn A. Ferguson Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownFL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.46
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Diversity Score (2006-2016)
Graduation Rate
92%
82%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
48%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
John A. Ferguson Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of John A. Ferguson Senior High School is Dade School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 74 school districts in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Dade School District's student population of 357,931 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 80% has increased from 71% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,718 in this district is less than the state average of $12,987. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,356 is less than the state average of $13,734. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameDade School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    524
    22
    Number of Students Managed357,93110,175
    Dade School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    54%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    52%
    District Graduation Rate
    80%
    82%
    District Total Revenue$3,443 MM$132 MM
    District Spending$3,669 MM$140 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,718$12,987
    District Spending / Student$10,356$13,734
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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    School Reviews

      5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
    5  
    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  
    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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