University High School



University High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

University High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 117
10 126
11 120
12 96

University High School is a public high school of the Ferndale Public Schools located in Ferndale, MI. It has 459 students in grades 8th through 12th. University High School is the 410th largest public high school in Michigan and the 11,446th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 24.2 to 1.

Total Students: 459
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 19
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 11,446th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Michigan: 410th out of 1,189
Student/Teacher Rank in Michigan: 953rd out of 1,154
Full Time Teacher Rank in Michigan: 548th out of 1,154

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University High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 254
(55%)
952
(51%)
 Male 205
(45%)
911
(49%)

University High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 442
(96%)
1,331
(71%)
 Two or More 8
(2%)
100
(5%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
21
(1%)
 Hispanic 3
(1%)
43
(2%)
 White 2
(0%)
365
(20%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

University High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 317
(69%)
1,063
(57%)
 Not Eligible 101
(22%)
693
(37%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 41
(9%)
107
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

University High School is ranked 174th out of 1,183 ranked schools in Michigan, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of University High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (78.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 44.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

University High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 217
2006 288
2007 363
2008 417
2009 450
2010 484
2011 485
2012 468
2013 426
2014 413
2015 459

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 7.6
2006 20.6
2007 19.1
2008 20.8
2009 19.6
2010 21
2011 21.1
2012 22.1
2013 18.7
2014 21.7
2015 24.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.33179723502304
2006 0.28472222222222
2007 0.40771349862259
2008 0.59232613908873
2009 0.67111111111111
2010 0.73140495867769
2011 0.74226804123711
2012 0.73504273504274
2013 0.75586854460094
2014 0.76029055690073
2015 0.77995642701525

Compare University High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,841.8% 18.4:1
 
2,420.0% 24.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.3%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 78.0%
 

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University High School
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Public 08 - 12 459 24.2:1  
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Ferndale High School
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Public 08 - 12 684 16.7:1 2 miles
Ferndale Middle School
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Public 06 - 09 355 31.7:1 2 miles
Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School
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Public PK - 09 303 12.6:1 3 miles
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

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