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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
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.
About Ferndale High School...
Address
5830 Golden Eagle Drive
Ferndale, WA 98248
Telephone
(360) 383-9240
Website

Ferndale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1150
76 responses
Average ACT
26
32 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,859
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$881
National
$949
Median Home Value
$252,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
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
69%
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 60 responses
Report
  • Pep Assemblies/Homecoming Corrination Assembly
    22%
  • Football games
    22%
  • Veteran's day assembly
    12%
  • The Talent Show/The School Musical
    10%
  • Marching band
    8%
  • FFA
    7%
  • Senior Breakfast/Senior Night
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,482
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,437
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.5%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,481/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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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.
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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.