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Ferndale, MI
Students enrolled: 799

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Ferndale High School 5

Posted August 07, 2014
- a parent
Awesome! They have a wonderful OTC that give the student realistic options for a great future jobs. Great Music program, parent involvement. Also the students are great with teens with disabilities. Really hard working teachers!

Ferndale High School 4

Posted September 26, 2013
- a teacher
This is a community school with many opportunities for students. The staff, administration and educators are intelligent, caring and diligent.

Ferndale High School 3

Posted October 06, 2012
- a parent
My children attend Ferndale Public Schools. I have two children within the district. The curriculum that has been exhibited by the school has been amazing. I have been pleased until the school district decided to change an elementary school from multi-age to open classroom as a whole. In my opinion this was not the best decision to move the school forward. It takes the choice away from the parent. The open classroom instruction from my understanding will prohibit grades. I think grades are a tremendous aspect of the vitality in measuring student knowledge and growth. I need to know which percentile my child falls. Is she/he in the 77th; 85th or 92th percentile. GRADES are important and must be recognized. If and when your child arrives at college grades will be measured and used as a qualifying factor not meets expectations. Meets expectations does not tell me if a I have an A or D student.

Ferndale High School 1

Posted August 15, 2011
- a student
This school should be bulldozed. Maybe it was a halfway decent school 50 years ago, but now it is the bottom of the barrel. It is no better than the worst inner-city school. It is a launching pad for new teachers and counselors who can't get a job anywhere else, or old teachers who could care less, and only want to finish out their time until retirement. The staff here DOES NOT CARE. It's that simple.

Ferndale High School 1

Posted January 16, 2011
- a student
I graduated from this school. The counselors did nothing to further my education and the teachers really did the minimum. The safety of the children is a concern.

Ferndale High School 4

Posted December 01, 2009
- a parent
This is a grea school. My children are new to the district and I am very pleased with the staff and the Ferndale community as a whole. I am very glad I moved out of Detroit, and out of DPS.

Ferndale High School 4

Posted January 23, 2009
- a parent
I am a proud parent of FHS. I have never encountered anything but the finest from the teachers, counselors, principals, and administrative staff.

Ferndale High School 5

Posted October 06, 2008
- a student
I attended Ferndale High for four years, and the only complaints I can say about the school are that the district is allowing a lot of irresponsible kids from Detroit and that these kids can be annoying. Outside of these minor complaints, I had a great experience at Ferndale. The teachers cared, the curriculum is entirely what you make of it, and it is surrounded by parents that are involved in their children's academic lives. The Ferndale area is very safe, and so long as your child doesn't instigate problems and is taught the basic rules of standing up for one's self, the Ferndale School District is a fine district to put any child in.

Ferndale High School 5

Posted July 01, 2008
- a parent
This is an excellent school. My child has done very well in this school and I plan on leaving him and his brother there until they graduate!

Ferndale High School 5

Posted June 30, 2008
- a parent
The teachers, staff and adminstration are the best! Thank you all for the excellent training of my two sons!

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Ferndale High School
881 Pinecrest Drive, Ferndale, MI  48220
(248) 548-8622
Last modified Ferndale High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ferndale High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top