James J. Ferris High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
College Readiness Index
4.9
Math Proficiency
2.6
Language Proficiency
2.8
Student/Teacher Ratio
11:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 1,542 Students
  • 144 Teachers

James J. Ferris High School
35 COLGATE ST
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 915-6660

District: Jersey City Public Schools

Overview

At James J. Ferris High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at James J. Ferris High School is 10 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 94 percent. James J. Ferris High School is 1 of 6 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded None
National Rank
Unranked

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,542
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 94%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 67%
Full-Time Teachers 144

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Language 79%
Proficient in Math 53%
College Readiness Index 4.9

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large Suburb
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 6
Total Students 6,598
Proficient in Language (district average) 87%
Proficient in Math (district average) 66%
College Readiness (district average) 29.0

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Nearby Schools

James J. Ferris High School is 1 of 6 schools in the Jersey City Public Schools.

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