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9-12 & Ungraded
Jersey City, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,542

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35 Colgate St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-6660
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May 28, 2015
I love this school. The staff is filled with a lot of love. As a student, class of 2015- I am extremely grateful to the administrators. This school is not as bad as people put it. God is in it. With more prayer, this school will be the best in Jersey city. God bless James J. Ferris High school and its principal Mr. Morales.

- submitted by a student

January 01, 2014
Went to ferris for 4 year, best school ever. I enjoyed this school however does have some problems with stuff and students but as of education very good.

- submitted by a community member

March 02, 2013
To the teacher that wrote this: "I am a teacher at this school and I can tell you for a fact it is a absolute dump. Ghetto kids who don't want to learn with a faculty that with a few exceptions can't teach. An absolute disgrace!" You are an absolute disgrace to our profession! You are probably one of those teachers you are talking about that can't teach...and you obviously don't care about our students. If you hate it so much, go find another job and leave the teaching to those of us who care!

- submitted by a teacher

February 09, 2013
I'm a freshman in this school. I believe that the majority of the students are not interested in academics, and there are at least 1-2 fights a week. Most of them don't follow the rules, and some of them they barely have any respect for the teachers. Although I can't say everyone there is like that. (If that were to happen, it would be the worst school ever. Luckily it's not.) These students lack discipline. They think they can just do what they want and they are too relaxed. I'm surprised that recently most of the clubs no longer exist. Yes, they have some sports, but there should be more than that. I believe we need more school involvement. Some teachers need to actually teach us, and give us lessons thoroughly. There are at least some good teachers who actually care about our education and are eager to help.

- submitted by a student

December 08, 2012
please DONT send ur kids to this school im a current freshman in this school and i am an immigrant so the difficulties i face are hard but i cope with it but please be careful before sending ur kids to this pathetic school with no academic quality

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2012
Safety first! Please do not send your kids to this school. It is the worst school! Metal detectors, food fight, uninterested kids and teachers. The rate should be 1 out of 10.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2012
i am a student at James J Ferris High School. It is the worst school, teachers yell at the students and students mock at each other.

- submitted by a student

August 15, 2011
I graduated from this school n it was the best in town, now i came back to the USA with my kids n people tell me is the worst school in the area, Is this true? a lot of fights and stuff, I don't know what to believe?

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2010
If you are a studentwith disabilities, be prepafred to be shamed and blamed for everything that goes wrong in your class. If you are a teacher with a disabilitylike I am, be prepared to be ridiculed and verbalkly abused before being let gop because you had the temerity to get sick. This school is a walking disaster area.

- submitted by a community member
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September 25, 2008
Being a graduate of this school the staff are really their for the students. Thank you Mr Burgess

- submitted by a community member

May 01, 2008
what this school stands out with among others in its area, is its focus on leadership and teamwork. Although it may not be extraordinary with academics, its extracurricular activities and sports teams build a strong bond between coach/teacher and student, which is beneficial to the student's sense of trust among themselves. a as well as dickinson

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 09, 2008
My son is a student of Ferris. He is now a junior and absolutely loves it there. My other son will be attending Ferris in September in the Business and Finance program and cannot wait!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2007
I am an alumni of FHS (Class of 2003). FHS is a school that is in dire need of both funding and policy reformation. Being a victim of the 'No Child Left Behind' which negates the environmental/ecological issues that pervade it's student's psyche and performance, FHS's administration and educators were more interested in Basic Test Scores than they were in the success - post high school - of their students.

- submitted by a community member

September 25, 2007
Hi,i was the student of ferris wow what a school ausum school with ausum dicipline everything was so organized proud to be a part of ferris.I was an A student and everybodies favorite woh what a school that is.

- submitted by a student

August 01, 2007
The quality of academic programs is very good. I was an A student and it was a good expericance. The music program was the best. I was in the marching band and concert band and it was so much fun. We did so many activities that I had a blast my years at Ferris High School. The best school ever.

- submitted by a student

October 14, 2006
I am currently a Junior. Its a great school. Sure, its not perfect, but what is these days. Many profesional teachers and I think its the best in the city.

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2006
I think Ferris is a great school I am a Freshman at Ferris and it has offered me a great experience so far Ferris is the best Public high schools in Jersey City.

- submitted by a student

September 05, 2003
As a graduate and a college freshman I can say that Ferris prepared me. At the time I took for granted mnay of the opportunities given to me but now that I have left I appreciate what I had. The faculty and staff were always willing and able to help anyone, after school activities could be found and friends at all times. Ferris High School is not just a school it is a family filled of very intelligent members of society, from all backgrounds of the world who come together to share one common goal: To get an education. I recommend James J Ferris High School to those who wish to learn, grow and success as well as compete for what their passion maybe. The school has everything, all you must remember to bring is an open mind and eagerness to succeed.

- submitted by a student
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James J. Ferris High School
35 Colgate St, Jersey City, NJ  07302
(201) 915-6660
Last modified James J. Ferris High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James J. Ferris High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top