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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Fordson High School is an above average, public school located in Dearborn, MI. It has 2,756 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Fordson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1160
378 responses
Average ACT
25
127 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$52,498
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,019
National
$949
Median Home Value
$134,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.64 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.64 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 198 responses
  • Football
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Pep Rallies
    14%
  • Talent show
    14%
  • Club organized events (blood drive, candy grams)
    10%
  • Dances
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,756
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.67 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.67 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.67 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,061
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.83 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.83 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.83 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,978/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.83 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.83 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.83 responses
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To say I liked Fordson would be an understatement, I loved Fordson! Fordson taught me how to interact with all kinds of people, considering we were a school with such a diverse community. I loved how Fordson helped me overcome my shyness and helped me grow as a person. It taught me how much potential I had. Even though Fordson's environment was so united I just that in upcoming years they bring the different grade levels together more often.
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There were many things that I liked about Fordson High School, other than the good food and fun clubs, what I really liked the most about Fordson were the teachers! Throughout the year you begin to build a personal relationship with staff that is just amazing. There comes a special point in your high school years when a teacher isn’t just a teacher anymore, but a mentor, a friend. Your teachers become closer to you then your own friends and that’s what makes a learning environment feel so welcome. My instructors were the reason I enjoyed my time at Fordson, not the food nor clubs. The Fordson staff is certainly a group of people I will never forget.
As a student who went to Fordson High School for all four of her high school years, the thing I enjoyed most about being at Fordson was the diversity and the comfort I received from my peers and teachers. The people at Fordson, whether they were my friends or teachers, helped guide me through my educational program. The one thing I hope can change is the lacking focus on mental health. Mental health should be focused on because many students tend to feel stressed and this causes them to have a lack motivation for their schoolwork.