PROFICIENCY 51% 2% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #223 of 522 in DADE
  • Ranked #38 of 117 in Miami
  • Ranked #1777 of 4322 in Florida
Proficiency Averages

John A. Ferguson Senior High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "DADE" in Miami, FL. There are a total of 4,106 students and 175 teachers at John A. Ferguson Senior High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 2,220 free lunch students and 486 reduced lunch students.

John A. Ferguson Senior High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 50.5%, which is 2% higher than the Florida average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch2220
Reduced lunch486


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment978
Taking some courses648
Taking some courses (not tests)43
Passing some courses159
Passing no courses476

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At John A. Ferguson Senior High, there are a total of 978 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 648 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School39%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School62%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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John A. Ferguson Senior High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 7.2% 7.7% 40.9% 51.1%
African American 2.1% 22.9% 22.8% 15.9%
Asian 2.1% 1.2% 2.6% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 88.2% 67.5% 30.0% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.1% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.1% 0.6% 3.2% 3.1%

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Miami demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)12,02229491
Median age39.741.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%54%55%
Speak English23%72%79%
Speak Spanish70%21%13%

Education level achieved in Miami

Completed 8th grade73.8%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school71.8%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college44.1%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.9%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.0%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters9.6%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.1%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.1%1.3%
Source: The John A. Ferguson Senior High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.