Ferndale High School is a public school located in Ferndale, WA. It has 1,482 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Ferndale High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
Ferndale High School Reviews
Ferndale has a great variety of extracurricular classes that you can take. From raising fish to dabbling in culinary arts you will be sure to find something that you like. Personally, Ceramics is my favorite class. However, so many kids want to take the class that the school stuffs up to 35 students in one tiny classroom with one teacher which doesn’t leave much room for one on one instruction. The school itself is coming apart at the seams. Last year one of the boilers broke and the most the school did was put fans, blowing cold air, to “get the air circulating”. There are buckets in the hallways to catch water dripping from the ceiling and there was a video circulating of teachers running down the hallway, trying to catch a rat. There is hope. Building a new high school is under heavy debate. Regardless, I do not dread coming to school in the morning and I have enjoyed my high school experience thus far.
Ferndale High School is a very great school for hands on learning. it lets a lot of kids of different races, ethnics and religions to all come together. It's a very safe and family like feeling environment. The teachers and staff really strive for you to do your best and will help you when you need it or want it. There's music programs and CTE programs like metals, wood shop, agriculture, and so much more to choose for electives. We have FFA, medical terminology and sports medicine, cultural clubs, marching band, and chess clubs to name a few. The school loves to involve parents too, wether in sports or in school classes. Everyone I know, have met or are going to meet sometime in the future, will absolutely agree with me saying that Ferndale High School is such a great school.
I like the fact the school is diverse, and they put a lot of support in their sports programs. The one thing I'd like to see is more clubs, better support and funding for activities outside of sports, and more college prep opportunities for all grade levels. The administration could use some improvement on how they handle student altercations and how they communicate with students and parents. Overall it's a decent school, you can tell that they put a lot of care into students academics.