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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    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 4,304 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
15900 SW 56th St
Miami, FL 33185
Telephone
(305) 408-2700
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John A. Ferguson Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1120
743 responses
Average ACT
25
255 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
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$46,338
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,195
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,800
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.88 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.88 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 421 responses
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  • 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
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,304
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.109 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.109 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.109 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,870
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.2%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.155 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.155 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.155 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,153/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.159 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.159 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.159 responses
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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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John A. Ferguson has been an incredible atmosphere to learn in and grow into. I was arriving from a very small middle school, far away from the Ferguson area, and with little friends doing the same. It was nerve racking at first to be thrown into such a giant and populated school, but bring around so many new people gave me the opportunity to really reach my potential. The classes are challenging and the teachers care about the education of their students. There are an overwhelming amount of extracurricular activities, there is sure to be something for everyone. The faculty are always engaged in the student life and are constantly making improvements to the schools culture. The academic magnets offer a range of majors for students attending, they even offer the IB program.
John A. Ferguson is a very excellent school, not to say it doesn't have its flaws. The academic side of it is excellent, the teachers truly do and give one on one time with the students. They are very strict on IDs and uniform violation. Only thing that is hard to over come at first is how many students their is. But it gets very normal after a while. Over all a very good school!