Ferndale High School

Public 9-12

 5830 Golden Eagle Drive
       Ferndale, WA  98248-0428


(360) 383-9240

District: Ferndale School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
168th of 455 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,865 Help

Feeder schools for Ferndale High School:

Elementary:    Beach Elementary
    Cascadia Elementary
    Central Elementary
    Custer Elementary
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Middle:    Horizon Middle School
    Vista Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  21.1
Number of students:  1,344

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.0%
Hispanic:
21.2%
Two or more races:
7.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, February 11, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ferndale High School ranks better than 63.1% of high schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Ferndale High School has the largest high school student body size in the Ferndale School District. Racial makeup is: White (59%), Hispanic (21.2%), two or more races (7.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ferndale High School is 21.1, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Ferndale School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ferndale High School is $11,865, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Ferndale School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Ferndale High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ferndale High School 168th of 455 Washington public high schools. (See Ferndale High School in the ranking list.)

Ferndale School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ferndale School District 100th of 239 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ferndale High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 54.22 197th 390 49.5%
2005 62.81 161st 394 59.1%
2006 64.76 147th 395 62.8%
2007 64.55 151st 399 62.2%
2008 68.42 122nd 396 69.2%
2009 69.07 129th 402 67.9%
2010 71.39 113th 423 73.3%
2011 54.77 188th 440 57.3%
2012 49.44 250th 450 44.4%
2013 67.31 128th 454 71.8%
2015 49.20 154th 341 54.8%
2016 68.02 90th 306 70.6%
2017 51.78 168th 301 44.2%
2018 43.55 208th 315 34.0%
2019 60.98 146th 418 65.1%
2021 56.61 168th 455 63.1%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Ferndale High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 971 5 11 17 140 n/a n/a 0 1144
1989 897 4 14 27 127 n/a n/a 0 1069
1990 858 2 19 35 119 n/a n/a 0 1033
1991 892 1 21 43 111 n/a n/a 0 1068
1992 937 5 29 39 118 n/a n/a 0 1128
1993 1009 8 32 58 137 n/a n/a 0 1244
1994 993 8 23 60 100 n/a n/a 0 1184
1995 1067 6 21 79 122 n/a n/a 0 1295
1996 1067 6 21 79 122 n/a n/a 0 1295
1997 1096 4 15 76 122 n/a n/a 0 1313
1998 1117 9 24 76 138 n/a n/a 0 1364
1999 1116 7 25 87 154 n/a n/a 0 1389
2000 1171 8 26 85 142 n/a n/a 0 1432
2001 1195 11 31 94 145 n/a n/a 0 1476
2002 1195 13 34 96 162 n/a n/a 0 1500
2003 1195 13 34 96 162 n/a n/a 0 1500
2004 1216 17 36 100 165 n/a n/a 0 1534
2005 1215 21 43 104 145 n/a n/a 0 1528
2006 1255 25 53 108 139 n/a n/a 6 1586
2007 1230 18 52 108 115 n/a n/a 13 1536
2008 1243 19 52 125 128 n/a n/a 13 1580
2009 1268 24 56 132 140 n/a n/a 28 1648
2010 1233 26 55 140 146 n/a n/a 11 1611
2011 1140 13 41 201 102 1 69 0 1567
2012 977 15 42 216 72 1 49 0 1372
2013 976 9 49 243 77 1 57 0 1412
2014 986 12 44 248 74 1 69 0 1434
2015 1014 13 51 252 93 1 78 0 1502
2016 971 12 56 264 94 0 85 0 1482
2017 952 15 59 269 102 1 87 0 1485
2018 951 14 62 285 92 1 80 0 1485
2019 890 16 64 314 97 4 85 0 1470
2020 855 18 64 299 97 4 97 0 1434
2021 793 21 60 285 81 4 99 1 1344

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 Ferndale High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1144 52.0 22.0 0
1989 1069 51.0 20.9 n/a
1990 1033 50.3 20.5 0
1991 1068 50.8 21.0 n/a
1992 1128 50.9 22.1 n/a
1993 1244 54.3 22.9 n/a
1994 1184 57.1 20.7 n/a
1995 1295 57.4 22.6 n/a
1996 1295 57.4 22.6 n/a
1997 1313 60.0 21.9 n/a
1998 1364 61.8 22.1 n/a
1999 1389 61.0 22.8 n/a
2000 1432 62.0 23.1 n/a
2001 1476 69.3 21.3 n/a
2002 1500 76.8 19.5 33.1
2003 1500 76.8 19.5 33.1
2004 1534 80.0 19.2 37.1
2005 1528 80.0 19.1 42.5
2006 1586 84.3 18.8 40.9
2007 1536 87.1 17.6 35
2008 1580 89.4 17.7 34.9
2009 1648 89.4 18.4 35.4
2010 1611 86.2 18.6 40.6
2011 1567 77.7 20.1 37.1
2012 1372 72.3 18.9 39
2013 1412 71.6 19.6 40.7
2014 1434 n/a n/a 42.3
2015 1502 65.0 23.1 44.9
2016 1482 66.0 22.4 38.1
2017 1485 65.3 22.7 38.3
2018 1485 64.6 22.9 39.9
2019 1470 68.8 21.3 45.4
2020 1434 71.7 19.9 41
2021 1344 63.5 21.1 41.2

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 Ferndale High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1144 52.0 22.0 0
1989 1069 51.0 20.9 n/a
1990 1033 50.3 20.5 0
1991 1068 50.8 21.0 n/a
1992 1128 50.9 22.1 n/a
1993 1244 54.3 22.9 n/a
1994 1184 57.1 20.7 n/a
1995 1295 57.4 22.6 n/a
1996 1295 57.4 22.6 n/a
1997 1313 60.0 21.9 n/a
1998 1364 61.8 22.1 n/a
1999 1389 61.0 22.8 n/a
2000 1432 62.0 23.1 n/a
2001 1476 69.3 21.3 n/a
2002 1500 76.8 19.5 33.1
2003 1500 76.8 19.5 33.1
2004 1534 80.0 19.2 37.1
2005 1528 80.0 19.1 42.5
2006 1586 84.3 18.8 40.9
2007 1536 87.1 17.6 35
2008 1580 89.4 17.7 34.9
2009 1648 89.4 18.4 35.4
2010 1611 86.2 18.6 40.6
2011 1567 77.7 20.1 37.1
2012 1372 72.3 18.9 39
2013 1412 71.6 19.6 40.7
2014 1434 n/a n/a 42.3
2015 1502 65.0 23.1 44.9
2016 1482 66.0 22.4 38.1
2017 1485 65.3 22.7 38.3
2018 1485 64.6 22.9 39.9
2019 1470 68.8 21.3 45.4
2020 1434 71.7 19.9 41
2021 1344 63.5 21.1 41.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Ferndale High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $782 (5.6%) $13,082 (94.4%) $13,863
2020 $560 (4.7%) $11,305 (95.3%) $11,865

Data source: Washington Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ferndale High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 146th of 418 High schoolsRanks 168th of 455 High schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
All Grades English Language Arts (Ferndale High School)71.949.3
 22.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Ferndale School District)57.646.2
 11.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.647.7
 11.9%
All Grades Math (Ferndale High School)30.920.8
 10.1%
   All Grades Math (Ferndale School District)42.526.7
 15.8%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%
All Grades Science (Ferndale High School)52.156.9
 4.8%
   All Grades Science (Ferndale School District)5058.1
 8.1%
   All Grades Science (Washington)46.745.8
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students14701344
 8.6%
African American1621
 31.3%
American Indian9781
 16.5%
Asian6460
 6.3%
Hispanic314285
 9.2%
Pacific Islander44
Two or More Races8599
 16.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.4%41.2%
 4.2%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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