James J. Ferris High School

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2/10
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Reviews
28
Grades
9-12
Students
1,232
Type
Public
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Academics
2/10
Test scores
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Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This suggests that students at this school are likely not performing at grade level.


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Test scores are important to look at because they indicate where students are performing compared to grade-level standards. Ask the school what it's doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


English
8%
State avg: 39%
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Algebra I
6%
State avg: 36%
Geometry
2%
State avg: 22%
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2/10
College readiness
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Very concerning:

This school is far below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
71%
State avg: 90%
Average SAT score
1048
ACT participation rate
1%
State avg:
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Students
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Hispanic
48%
Black
28%
Asian
14%
White
9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Two or more races
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
10 :1
State avg: 12 :1
Students per counselor
181 :1
State avg: 419 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
85%
State avg: 89%
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Neighborhood
35 Colgate St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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