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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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 4,213 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 172 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,213 students
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Total Classroom Teachers172 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 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)
Overall School Rank
32%
22%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
90%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in John A. Ferguson Senior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
1%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in John A. Ferguson Senior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
6%
39%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in John A. Ferguson Senior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.190.46
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Graduation Rate
92%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in John A. Ferguson Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDade School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  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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