Ferndale Public Schools

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Ferndale Schools
Ferndale, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, and the Royal Oak Township
United States
District information
Type Public
Motto Dignity, Diversity, Dreams
Grades K-12
Superintendent Blake J. Prewitt, Ed. S.
Students and staff
Students About 3,000
Colors Brown and Gold
Other information
Website http://www.ferndaleschools.org/

The Ferndale Schools is a school district headquartered at the Administrative Offices on the Ferndale High School Campus in Ferndale, Michigan in Greater Detroit.[1] It is a four square mile district,[citation needed] including most of Ferndale and portions of Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, and Royal Oak Township.[2]

In 2015, the district began a radical restructuring process, led by the Board of Education and deeply dependent on community involvement. Changes to curriculum, expansion of academic opportunities for students and site transitions[3] were all based on the district's strategic plan.[4]


  • Ferndale Early Childhood Center (Preschool)
  • Lower Elementary School, at Roosevelt (K-2)
  • Upper Elementary School, at Kennedy (3-5)
  • Ferndale Middle School (6-8)
  • Ferndale High School (9-12) - Comprehensive high school
  • University High School (9-12) - College-Prep high school
  • Tri-County Educational Center (9-12) - Adult & Alternative high school

Former Schools[edit]

  • Roosevelt Primary School (now Lower Elementary)
  • Coolidge Intermediate School (now University High School)
  • Best School (now Kennedy School)
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School (now Upper Elementary)
  • Harding School (now district administrative offices)
  • Jackson School (now Jackson Center, CASA)
  • Jefferson School (under demolition)
  • Lincoln High School, later Lincoln Junior High School (demolished)
  • Taft School (under demolition)
  • Washington School (now Kulick Community Center)
  • Wilson School (under re-development)

The high schools had an average score of 11.8 on the state's MEAP test in 2011.[5]

Adult & Alternative Education Schools[edit]

  • Tri-County Educational Center


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Ferndale Public Schools. Retrieved on July 30, 2013. "Ferndale Public Schools Harding Administration Center 2920 Burdette, Ferndale MI 48220"
  2. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Oakland County, MI" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ferndale Forward - Restructuring Schools". ferndaleforward.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Strategic Plan". www.ferndaleschools.org. Archived from the original on 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  5. ^ "DATABASE: Check your school's MEAP score". Detroit News. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 14:50, Monday February 20, 2012 (UTC).  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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