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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
John A. Ferguson Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Miami, FL. It has 4,213 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
15900 SW 56th St
Miami, FL 33185
Telephone
(305) 408-2700

John A. Ferguson Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
616 responses
Average ACT
25
221 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,224
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,143
National
$949
Median Home Value
$221,100
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.83 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.83 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 399 responses
Report
  • Gradbash
    14%
  • Pep Rally,Basketball games and Track & Field meets
    14%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Football Game
    9%
  • Fright night
    9%
  • Movie under the stars
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,213
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.104 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.104 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.104 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,354
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.150 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.150 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.150 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,082/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.154 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.154 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.154 responses
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John A. Ferguson Senior High School Reviews

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This are very good school but there are some things that need improvement . John A Ferguson Sr. High school has great academics and sports. They have majors and academies such as biomedical, business, International Baccauloreoute, DASH and so much more. The things they nees to improve on are things like safety, and cleanliness specially in the bathrooms. Some of the staff can be very rude, but others are very kind , considerate and loving. Overall JAF is a pretty good school to be in! I like being here!
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The magnet programs and gifted/AP classes are great! TV production is the best class. I liked how the teachers motivated me to do videos, taught me editing and time management skills, and put together a professional newsteam show. From my experience being in another high school for a while, Ferguson has the best newsteam and the teachers are amazing at teaching.
The academics that my high school are awesome! There are so many different, unique, and advanced classes available. Also, students are able to pick a major (which is unheard of in high school). The only thing I would change about Ferguson is the faculty. Some faculty members are rude and don't treat students with enough respect.