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Mission & Philosophy


Partnering with students, families, and the community in order to provide an exceptional education within a safe and inclusive environment that empowers our learners to achieve individual aspirations resulting in meaningful contributions to society.


Every child known, safe, inspired, challenged and empowered.

Three guideposts for our vision are:
This is "OUR" house.
Every student, Every day.
Life Ready, Set, Go! (for the Junior-Senior High School)

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Ferndale Area JR/SR High School Earns Bronze Rating from U.S. News & World Report

We are a 2019-2020 Best United States High School!  U.S. News and World Report evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools across 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and several other factors.

This is our seventh year since 2013-2014 for receiving a Bronze Rating or above from U.S. News and World Report!


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Virtual Special Board Voting Meeting - 6:30 am
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School Board Workshop

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