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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade B
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Ferndale High School is an above average, public school located in Ferndale, MI. It has 749 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

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881 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI 48220
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
155 responses
Average ACT
24
54 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$71,807
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,032
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$162,000
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Charity Week
    20%
  • Football games
    20%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    11%
  • College day
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
749
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,510
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 20 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 19 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,910 / year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 24 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 24 responses

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