Ferndale High School (Michigan)

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Ferndale High School
Address
881 Pinecrest Drive
Ferndale, Michigan, 48220
United States
Coordinates 42°27′10″N 83°08′54″W / 42.4528°N 83.1483°W / 42.4528; -83.1483Coordinates: 42°27′10″N 83°08′54″W / 42.4528°N 83.1483°W / 42.4528; -83.1483
Information
School district Ferndale Public Schools
Principal Lisa Williams
Enrollment 805 (2013-2014)
Color(s) Brown, White and Gold
            
Athletics conference Oakland Activities Association
Nickname Eagles
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Website
[1][2][3]

Ferndale High School is a public high school in Ferndale, Michigan in Greater Detroit. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ferndale Public Schools.[4]

History[edit]

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.

Academics[edit]

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.

The high school had an average score of 17.3 on the state's MEAP test in 2011. This was one of the lowest scores in Oakland County.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2013-2014 school year, the demographic breakdown of the 805 students enrolled was:[1]

  • Male - 407
  • Female - 398
  • Native American - 2
  • Asian/Pacific islander - 19
  • Black - 461
  • Hispanic - 15
  • White - 265
  • Multiracial - 43

Athletics[edit]

The Ferndale Eagles are a member of the Oakland Activities Association. The school colors are brown, white, and gold. The following MHSAA sanctioned sports are offered:[3]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys & girls)
    • Boys state champion - 1963, 1966[6]
  • Bowling (boys & girls)
  • Cross country (boys & girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • 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)

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Ferndale High School". ed.gov. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "AdvancED - Institution Summary". advanc-ed.org. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "MHSAA > Schools". mhsaa.com. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ferndale Public Schools". ferndaleschools.org. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "DATABASE: Check your school's MEAP score". Detroit News. 2012-02-20. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Boys Basketball Champions 1925-2014". www.mhsaa.com. MHSAA. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

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