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Ferndale, WA
Students enrolled: 1,372

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5830 Golden Eagle Dr
Ferndale, WA 98248

(360) 383-9240
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June 27, 2014
I would have to say the this is a tad bit above average schools. It has lots of different types of classes to fit the interests of most students. Each year, Ferdale puts on a fantastical play. Each year, the play is sold out each night. This school could inprove by haveing more electives that are fun yet challenging.

- submitted by a student

June 21, 2013
From the leadership on down one of the worst schools ever. I would move if I had a school age child still.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2011
Windward is NOT a part of FHS they are completely different schools. Windward is not a "program".

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
Diversity in teaching programs, such as Windward High with a focus on community service.

- submitted by a community member

January 10, 2006
I do notice that the teachers are full of solutions. Unfotunately, the follow through is horrible. They say they want you involved and when you are they don't hold up their end of the deal. What is the use of me taking time off work(without pay) to meet and find solutions to help my child succeed and the ball is dropped on our family. Now I will have a child that will fail a couple of classes because my child and I tried to do what was right and got no results from the teachers. All I can say is thanks a lot. It isn't their future in the wings. You just keep teaching according what will help make the school look good for the WASL testing. That is all that matters to this school. Oh, and the sports department.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2004
The Ferndale school district is so undesireable that we opted to have our children transfer to Meridian, which is a much smaller, less wealthy district. But it's a district that is very superior in the social developemental areas. This should be taken very seriously by prospective students and parents. We had four children start in Ferndale and struggled and then when moved to Meridian they found themselves and prospered and are very successful adults.

- submitted by a parent
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May 13, 2004
Our experience with Ferndale Schools has been all over the board. I can say it can only take one bad, undedicated, unbending and down right mean spirited educator with their own adgenda to throw a family into turmoil! We just about lost one of our children in the shcool system because of this. Because we fought so hard for our child he/she and our family made it through the year. This year is much better because of two extremely dedicated, caring and thoughtful teachers. We are very thankful for these teachers and any teacher like them. As a whole, by talking with other parents, that the kids are sliding through because of lax attitudes and lack of comminitment. This is a shame for our children since this is the profession that these men and women have chosen as their lifes career path.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2004
Our experience with the Ferndale school system has been mixed. My kids have had teachers who were dedicated and committed to maintaining academic standards. These teachers are the Ferndale school system at its finest. Ferndale also has some teachers who inspire mediocrity and underachievement by practicing in it themselves. While the school 'encourages' parental involvement and input, I have found that it only seems receptive to feedback which is noncritical. When I have felt strongly about important issues regarding my children, I have felt that the school generally takes the path that causes administrators the least amount of work. I feel that the needs of individual students run second to the machinery of the system.

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2004
Ferndale is awesome. Although it is extremely high on the charts for education it also excels in all sport areas. The close attention that each teacher gives to each student is what makes these students achieve accomplishments beyond thier wildest dreams. I highly recommend FHS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 27, 2003
my son will be a junior there this year, and my other son a freshman. I am well pleased with ferndale high. I have worked with the staff, and feel they are extremely awesome people, whom love their jobs. They actually have a passion for working with the youth and are very good with them. I have had nothing but the best experinces with Ferndale high,I am proud to have my sons there.

- submitted by a parent
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Ferndale High School
5830 Golden Eagle Dr, Ferndale, WA  98248
(360) 383-9240
Last modified Ferndale High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ferndale High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top