Ferndale High School (Michigan)
|Ferndale High School|
|881 Pinecrest Drive
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
|School district||Ferndale Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Brown, White and Gold
|Athletics conference||Oakland Activities Association|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
It was originally Lincoln High School when built in 1921 on the corner of 9 Mile and Livernois Roads. The current Ferndale High School was built in two phases: "Old Main" was built in 1936 as an addition to Lincoln High School, with the "Alexander" wing built in 1957, the year high school was renamed; the original 1921 building became a middle school.
Ferndale High School is a traditional public school offering a wide range of classes including Advanced Placement, fine arts programming, core curricula, a variety of sports, and multiple school clubs and activities. Additional classes are offered to students at the Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts (CASA) and the Oakland Technical Center.
Ferndale High School (FHS) is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
As of the 2013-2014 school year, the demographic breakdown of the 805 students enrolled was:
- Male - 407
- Female - 398
- Native American - 2
- Asian/Pacific islander - 19
- Black - 461
- Hispanic - 15
- White - 265
- Multiracial - 43
- Baseball (boys)
- Basketball (boys & girls)
- Boys state champion - 1963, 1966
- Bowling (boys & girls)
- Cross country (boys & girls)
- Football (boys)
- Boys (Class A) state champion - 1972
- Golf (boys)
- Ice hockey (boys)
- Soccer (boys & girls)
- Softball (girls)
- Swimming & diving (boys & girls)
- Tennis (boys & girls)
- Track & field (boys & girls)
- Volleyball (girls)
- Wrestling (boys)
- Anne Harris, professor and science fiction author.
- Frank Joranko, football and baseball player and coach, coached at FHS from 1960-1972.
- James Blanchard, governor of Michigan from 1983-1991.
- David Kemper, television writer and producer.
- Miriam Shor, film and television actress.
- Rashad Phillips, former professional basketball player.
- Kimberly "Paigion" Walker, Host of Black Entertainment Television's 106 & Park (2012–present).
- Bobby Smith, an American R&B singer, the principal lead singer of the classic Motown/Philly group, The Spinners.
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