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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Ferris High School is a highly rated, public school located in Spokane, WA. It has 1,745 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
3020 E 37Th Ave
Spokane, WA 99223
Telephone
(509) 354-6000
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Ferris High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
245 responses
Average ACT
25
35 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,768
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$805
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,700
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Rubber Chicken
    24%
  • Spirit Cons
    16%
  • Concerts
    12%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Ham on Regal
    8%
  • King of the hill
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,745
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,700
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,079/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Overall, I would find that Ferris is incredible for all different types of people. There's a fair balance between academics and clubs/activities, making it so that the school isn't too serious but also cares deeply about the future of the students. Speaking of that, the staff at the school is incredible. All of the teachers and other authority are always willing to help with any questions or concerns and do it with a smile on their face. My Algebra II teacher, while I'm not the biggest fan of math, was so fun and taught the subject with a passion. She was easy to approach and encouraged me to take a more advanced course this year. There's also a large variety of courses to take, giving me the freedom to find a potential career path later in life. The only things that made this not a "five-star school" is largely out of control of the staff. I'm just a quiet nerd who wants to get the best grades possible, and doesn't surround myself with those who's values don't level out with mine.
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At ferris high school, where the school is so big, you walk past people everyday you don't know. The thing about that, is you have your people, people you grew up with, and people just like you. All of them stick with you throughout. No need for drama with other people. You cling to eachother, do everything together. School activities, even more fun with them!
The teachers are wonderful also... well, for the most part. Throughout my years there, I realized some teachers I connected really well with, others...not so much. Some want things exactly their way, or no way at all, others listen and help you find alternate routes to your problems. High school wasn't anything like the way high school musical portrayed it to be, but I still enjoyed learning new things everyday and going at the pace I felt was best.
I honestly love Ferris so much. Many of the teachers are so passionate & willing to help kids accomplish their goals. We are a big school, but that just means more diversity, more clubs, more schedule flexibility, & more opportunities to build relationships. Like any school, there’s too much testing...& not enough time to learn life lessons. Although this is hard for students, the teachers who take on this challenge by offering access in both areas, really separates good teachers from the great ones!!