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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Ferris High School is an above average, public school located in Spokane, WA. It has 1,746 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Ferris High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1170
289 responses
Average ACT
26
41 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$47,822
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Median Home Value
$174,300
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
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  • Rubber Chicken
    23%
  • Spirit Cons
    15%
  • Concerts
    12%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Ham on Regal
    9%
  • Mr.Saxon
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,746
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,594
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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
$14,775/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Ferris High School was great. Ferris had fun activities and very eventful cons. We had awesome football games with full of spirit and cheering on our team. Most of the teachers at Ferris are understanding, funny, relatable, and just overall awesome people. One thing I would change about the school is to get the teachers and counselors to be more involved with students work and/or getting students into college or getting into the process of college because not all students parents had that opportunity to attend college so they wouldn't know where to start. Thanks
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I like Ferris High School because of the involvement of clubs and activities. At the games you see the senior girls wearing their decorated overalls, lots of cheering, and signs for the players. Every year there is a basketball game against our rivals. We go to the arena and the cheer and dance team put together performances to win the most spirited and crowd involvement award. I love the variety of clubs that Ferris has too. There is Random Acts of Kindness, Ski, and Astronomy Club. It gives kids opportunities to learn something new. There is also a big event we call Ham on Regal. It is a skit that parents put together and perform for the school. The musical program is also incredible. They always do very well as they compete at state.
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.