James J Ferris High School

Public 9-12

 35 Colgate St
       Jersey City, NJ  07302-3307


(201) 915-6660

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
370th of 405 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,071 Help

Feeder schools for James J Ferris High School:

Elementary:    Cornelia F. Bradford School
    Dr. Michael Conti School
    Frank R Conwell School
    Rafael Cordero y Molina

Student/teacher ratio:  11.4
Number of students:  1,210

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
53.6%
African American:
25.0%
White:
11.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.7%

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Compare Details James J Ferris High School ranks worse than 91.4% of high schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 6th among 8 ranked high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (53.6%), African American (25%), White (11.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at James J Ferris High School is 11.4, which is the 2nd best among 8 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at James J Ferris High School is $14,071, which is the 3rd highest among 8 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

James J Ferris High School:

SchoolDigger ranks James J Ferris High School 370th of 405 New Jersey public high schools. (See James J Ferris High School in the ranking list.)

Jersey City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Public Schools 460th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for James J Ferris High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 3.35 324th 343 5.5%
2004 4.78 323rd 348 7.2%
2005 8.07 321st 351 8.5%
2006 4.54 336th 357 5.9%
2007 5.45 333rd 361 7.8%
2008 3.75 337th 359 6.1%
2009 4.70 348th 370 5.9%
2010 6.50 343rd 371 7.5%
2011 9.32 342nd 378 9.5%
2012 11.48 352nd 388 9.3%
2013 3.92 374th 396 5.6%
2014 5.65 381st 411 7.3%
2015 16.89 376th 406 7.4%
2016 25.59 319th 409 22.0%
2017 24.90 316th 411 23.1%
2018 21.20 341st 415 17.8%
2019 10.23 384th 416 7.7%
2021 13.08 370th 405 8.6%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for James J Ferris High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 65 512 30 830 0 n/a n/a 0 1437
1989 73 483 34 691 0 n/a n/a 0 1281
1990 68 448 41 710 0 n/a n/a 0 1267
1991 57 436 69 737 0 n/a n/a 0 1299
1992 43 437 93 776 0 n/a n/a 0 1349
1993 42 486 108 857 0 n/a n/a 0 1493
1994 42 519 122 838 0 n/a n/a 0 1521
1995 45 527 133 862 0 n/a n/a 0 1567
1996 45 527 133 862 0 n/a n/a 0 1567
1998 47 503 139 885 0 n/a n/a 0 1574
1999 44 479 140 857 0 n/a n/a 0 1520
2000 34 423 157 883 3 n/a n/a -1 1499
2001 43 371 163 899 0 n/a n/a 0 1476
2002 159 413 121 835 0 n/a n/a 0 1528
2003 159 413 121 835 0 n/a n/a 0 1528
2004 171 427 74 751 37 n/a n/a 0 1460
2005 138 415 115 767 0 n/a n/a 0 1435
2006 112 398 161 728 0 n/a n/a 0 1399
2007 92 387 172 728 0 n/a n/a 0 1379
2008 79 385 182 756 2 n/a n/a 0 1404
2009 75 410 217 800 0 0 0 0 1502
2010 77 414 252 812 0 0 0 0 1555
2011 93 444 241 844 0 0 0 0 1622
2012 94 482 215 751 0 0 0 0 1542
2013 94 419 201 645 1 1 3 0 1364
2014 110 383 182 585 0 1 4 0 1265
2015 105 349 174 597 0 5 2 0 1232
2016 126 305 159 596 0 6 4 0 1196
2017 159 313 140 645 0 6 5 0 1268
2018 178 327 115 697 0 4 6 0 1327
2019 177 343 119 639 1 5 5 0 1289
2020 155 332 108 688 3 7 5 0 1298
2021 142 303 106 648 2 5 4 0 1210

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at James J Ferris High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1437 106.0 13.5 n/a
1989 1281 112.0 11.4 n/a
1990 1267 96.0 13.1 33.2
1991 1299 110.0 11.8 34.6
1992 1349 111.0 12.1 32.8
1993 1493 109.2 13.7 39.7
1994 1521 110.5 13.8 45.6
1995 1567 118.5 13.2 59.3
1996 1567 118.5 13.2 59.3
1998 1574 129.5 12.2 56.2
1999 1520 116.5 13.0 46.3
2000 1499 110.5 13.6 51.7
2001 1476 111.0 13.3 44.5
2002 1528 115.8 13.2 45
2003 1528 115.8 13.2 45
2004 1460 116.8 12.5 40.9
2005 1435 117.8 12.2 n/a
2006 1399 110.0 12.7 48.3
2007 1379 101.0 13.7 42.6
2008 1404 108.0 13.0 60.9
2009 1502 115.0 10.8 58.7
2010 1555 101.0 15.4 52.9
2011 1622 101.0 16.0 59.2
2012 1542 143.9 10.7 66.5
2013 1364 138.0 9.8 65.2
2014 1265 128.0 9.8 67.7
2015 1232 136.0 9.0 73.5
2016 1196 122.0 9.8 69.6
2017 1268 117.5 10.7 70.5
2018 1327 105.5 12.5 70.4
2019 1289 111.0 11.6 67.5
2020 1298 116.0 11.1 65.4
2021 1210 106.0 11.4 66.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio James J Ferris High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1437 106.0 13.5 n/a
1989 1281 112.0 11.4 n/a
1990 1267 96.0 13.1 33.2
1991 1299 110.0 11.8 34.6
1992 1349 111.0 12.1 32.8
1993 1493 109.2 13.7 39.7
1994 1521 110.5 13.8 45.6
1995 1567 118.5 13.2 59.3
1996 1567 118.5 13.2 59.3
1998 1574 129.5 12.2 56.2
1999 1520 116.5 13.0 46.3
2000 1499 110.5 13.6 51.7
2001 1476 111.0 13.3 44.5
2002 1528 115.8 13.2 45
2003 1528 115.8 13.2 45
2004 1460 116.8 12.5 40.9
2005 1435 117.8 12.2 n/a
2006 1399 110.0 12.7 48.3
2007 1379 101.0 13.7 42.6
2008 1404 108.0 13.0 60.9
2009 1502 115.0 10.8 58.7
2010 1555 101.0 15.4 52.9
2011 1622 101.0 16.0 59.2
2012 1542 143.9 10.7 66.5
2013 1364 138.0 9.8 65.2
2014 1265 128.0 9.8 67.7
2015 1232 136.0 9.0 73.5
2016 1196 122.0 9.8 69.6
2017 1268 117.5 10.7 70.5
2018 1327 105.5 12.5 70.4
2019 1289 111.0 11.6 67.5
2020 1298 116.0 11.1 65.4
2021 1210 106.0 11.4 66.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for James J Ferris High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $548 (3.9%) $13,523 (96.1%) $14,071

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on James J Ferris High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 384th of 416 High schoolsRanks 370th of 405 High schools
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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students12891210
 6.1%
African American343303
 11.7%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian119106
 10.9%
Hispanic639648
 1.4%
Pacific Islander55
Two or More Races54
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.5%66.7%
 0.8%




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