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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Ferndale School District is a public school district located in Ferndale, WA. It has 4,825 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Ferndale School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1170
127 responses
Average ACT
26
37 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,825
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,469
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$51,176,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,082/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$61,125
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$899
National
$949
Median Home Value
$264,000
National
$184,700

Ferndale School District Reviews

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The school is falling apart. Ceiling tiles are falling out, water stains, carpet is turning to dust. The school itself is a wreck.
However, the people within the school are amazing!
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It’s a great environment with caring teachers, fun activities, and has a great readiness for college! The music and arts program is one of the best in Washington state.
Ferndale District or Ferndale in general have very genuinely supportive and nice people... everyone here are always doing something for the community and there are lots of events hosted from the school for everyone... so basically everyone knows each other. Ferndale school district has lots of system which help people who struggles to achieve whatever they want in life. From my experience, when I first moved here... I wasn’t expecting much... but then as times goes on, I can see clearly that people who works here didn’t just do it for the money but also the students. I think that what could be change would be how the school system are only based on refining students or just helps students achieve their minimum requirements when passing on to their next grade or graduating. I would like to see more programs being made to supports those who wants higher education and go beyond their own expectation.