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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Ferndale Public Schools is a public school district located in Ferndale, MI. It has 3,123 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
871 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI 48220
Telephone
(248) 586-8651

Ferndale Public Schools Rankings

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Elementary Schools in Ferndale Public Schools

Middle Schools in Ferndale Public Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
1030
165 responses
Average ACT
22
90 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,123
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$44,864,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,847/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$61,060
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$975
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,100
National
$184,700

Ferndale Public Schools Reviews

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Ferndale Schools are stupendous. The music program, creates many talented students, and where marching band to some schools is for "nerds", a little shy of a quarter of our high school school is in the music program, with most of them in the marching band. We do have a lot of school spirit at events, but when it comes to in school spirit, many people lack the drive to make the experience more exciting and do not participate. The teachers are very involved with the school. And not just the teachers, but many parents of students as well. Throughout the year, there are many of activities for anyone to get involved in, whether its sports, robotics, theater, full orchestra, dance. Anybody has the opportunity to get involved with that they want. One large part about Ferndale, is that we are in an open community. There are many types of people, especially among the LGBT community. Everybody within Ferndale, creates an open, welcoming environment that anyone would love to be a part of.
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I liked how the staff including teachers and security takes care of every student on a personal level meaning they try to understand what the student is going through. Another reason why I am having a good experience is the school is very diverse which makes me feel comfortable with my surroundings and not left out of anywhere. One thing that I do want the school to change is the lunch. Ferndale High School puts the students first and make sure the students have taken care of there responsibility. A good thing is that upperclassmen have the freedom to leave for lunch. Overall this school is what you can ask for in any high school.
Ferndale is a very diverse school which I am proud to be apart of. Since I am in the honors or AP level classes, I have had good experiences in my classes. I do know that some people have had not as good experiences in their regular courses. I have had summer reading every summer that I have been in high school and I’ve had to buy or rent my summer reading books. It would be nice if the school could provide them, but I don’t think we have enough money to do this. I do understand that some public school cannot do this but it would be helpful if they could provide them.