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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Ferndale High School is a public school located in Ferndale, MI. It has 677 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
About Ferndale High School...
Address
881 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI 48220
Telephone
(248) 548-8622
Website

Ferndale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1060
69 responses
Average ACT
24
50 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,159
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Median Home Value
$111,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Football games
    24%
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Charity Week
    21%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    14%
  • College day
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
677
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.5%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,401/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Ferndale High School Reviews

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Ferndale High School has a good academic program. They focus on teaching you the right things you can hold on to for life. I've learned some life lessons while attending there by participating in extra-curricular activities, such as sports and band. Managing my time while maintaining good grades was my main priority!
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I love Ferndale High School a lot. Only because I am a student at Ferndale High. I am a 10th grader there. I feel safe at Ferndale High. It is a great place to attend and it is a great place where you can be yourself. Ferndale lets you be who you are and what you are. It doesn't matter if you are LBGTQ or not. Ferndale High loves you for you and nothing more. Ferndale High School has a lot of amazing school plays, musicals, sports, classes, teachers, and staff. I do recommend any student that doesn't go to Ferndale High School, to go to Ferndale High School. Ferndale High School is a great place to go to. I hope that you do go to Ferndale High School and enjoy being at Ferndale.
I mainly liked how diverse the school was. Compared to other schools like berkley, royal oak, and lamphere, Ferndale seems to be the most diverse. In the school there are so many different types of students and people that it is hard not to find someone to relate to. The only thing I would change is by adding something. The school needs more whole school or class related activities for students to do. Like class field trips where all of the 12th or all of the 11th go on a field trip together. This will strengthen relationship between kids in the school.