Ferndale High School

Ferndale High School 

The Ferndale secondary schools campus offers the small community feel and personalized attention for which Ferndale Schools is famous. Students have access to integrated STEM electives and our top-ranked IMPI Robotics team. We offer over 20 AP courses, award-winning music, drama and art classes, and more opportunities for enrichment at the Center for the Advanced Studies and the Arts (CASA). Students enjoy 17 FREE varsity sports! And now, through our Early College program, students can graduate high school with a FREE associate’s degree.



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  • National Merit Semi-Finalist

  • Student accepted to Johns Hopkins University

  • Student accepted to MIT

  • IMPI Robotics Team Ranked in the Top 20 in the world

  • Six DECA State Finalists, two DECA National Finalists

  • 38 Students Named to National Honor Society

  • FHS Writers Sweep Marygrove University Writing Awards 



  • District Champion Tennis Player

  • Four Boys Soccer Players named All-District

  • Girls Soccer League Champions

  • District Champion Varsity Girls Volleyball Team

  • FHS Swimmer earns All-State Honors and Wayne State Scholarship

  • Scholar athlete award finalist

  • FHS Football Player awarded athletic scholarship to Findlay University

  • FHS Wrestler named All-State

  • Boys and Girls Cross Country State Qualifiers 

Arts & Humanities



  • Best Communities for Music Education 2014

  • Marching Band Finished in 4th place at MCBA Finals

  • FHS Student Selected for Oakland University Honors Band

  • 11 FHS Students selected for Oakland University Honors Orchestra

  • FHS students earned more than $100,000 in scholarships    from Michigan Thespian Festival

  • Student scored perfect 100 at state level solo festival qualifying    for Michigan youth arts festival

  • Every choir, band and orchestra received straight 1s at district festival

  • 3 Ferndale High School students have been invited to perform    in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra 


  • Over $2,000,000 in scholarships were awarded to the class of 2014.
  • Over $100,000 in scholarships were earned by FHS students from the Michigan Thespian Festival.
  • Over $48,278 came from our local clubs, organizations and generous community and school benefactors.





  • North Central Accreditation 2013-2018
  • 2012 Michigan Reward School
  • Official Michigan Emerald School-Michigan Green Schools 
FHS News
September 9, 2016

Ferndale’s First 4 Days Set the Tone for a Great Year

To begin the year, Ferndale Schools used its First 4 Days Framework to begin to develop a strong, focused culture of achievement. Within each building, different activities took place to promote students learning routines & rituals, taking ownership of their success, and creating a positive school culture. All schools had grade level and/or whole school assemblies, team building activities, learned about SOAR expectations.

September 9, 2016

Local Business Icons Donate $100,000 to Ferndale Schools


Jack and Annette Aronson, founders of GardenFresh Gourmet in Ferndale, donated $100,000 to support a new Reading Intervention Program.


September 9, 2016

Welcome Counselor Daniel Lewis, FHS College Advisor

New college adviser to join Ferndale High School for statewide AdviseMI program

Ferndale High School has been selected to help expand the Michigan College Access Network’s (MCAN) AdviseMI program focused on helping more Michigan students pursue postsecondary education. Ferndale High School is joining 49 other schools in Michigan adopting this program to better help students navigate the process of applying to colleges, understanding financial aid, and making the transition from high school to college.  

In Michigan, the average student-to-counselor ratio exceeds 700:1 (it was approximately 350:1 at FHS last year) and high schools have inadequate capacity to provide one-to-one college advising. High school students need support navigating the complex process of college admissions and financial aid. The AdviseMI program places recent college graduates from 12 Michigan colleges and universities into high schools to serve as advisers, working alongside counselors and other school staff to support students as they make the transition from high school to post secondary education.

Ferndale High School is excited to welcome our newest counselor Daniel Lewis.  Daniel is one of 49 college advisers recently hired for the AdviseMI program. Advisers undergo an intensive four-week training over the summer to prepare them to start working with students in September. 

The advisers are recent graduates of 16 partner colleges including: Adrian College, Alma College, Calvin College, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Kalamazoo College, Madonna University, Northern Michigan University, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of Michigan-Flint, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.

About Michigan College Access Network

As the leader in the state’s college access movement, MCAN’s mission is to increase Michigan’s college readiness, participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college going students, and students of color. For the sixth year in a row, Michigan’s post secondary educational attainment rate has increased — from 35.7 percent of 25-to-64-year-olds possessing at least an associate degree in 2008, to 39.3 percent in 2014. Additionally, it is estimated another 4 percent ofMichiganders have a high-quality certificate, bringing Michigan’s official attainment rate to 43.3 percent.It is MCAN’s goal to increase Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60 percent by the year 2025. 



July 1, 2016

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