Ferndale High School

Ferndale High School 881 Pinecrest Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone 248-586-8600

Grades 9-12

About FHS

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 programs, students can graduate high school with a FREE associate’s degree.

Bell Schedule
  • 8am-3pm (M,T,Th,F)
  • 8am-2pm (W)


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Symphony Band Scores A Masterpiece

This past weekend, the Symphony Band played at MSBOA Band and Orchestra Festival and got straight 1 (superior) ratings from all 3 judges in performance, and a 2 (excellent) rating in sight-reading. That means a strong 1 rating overall.

Ferndale Director of Bands Elon Jamison reported, "The auditorium chairperson was blown away...Lots of directors have said things about the consequences of COVID about their performances today, but he said that it didn't sound like Covid had impacted us at all." Mr. Jamison praised the students for their hardwork since September that earned this high score. "I am SO proud of them. They've shown up every day and gotten better. I would say they've probably exhibited at least a year and a half of growth, in only 6+ months."

In addition, Wind Ensemble performed today (March 17th) at the Great Lakes Concert Band Festival at Easter Michigan University. This event is a non-rated, non-competitive festival affiliated with Bands of America, the national concert and marching band organization. It featured twelve high school bands from around the state (as far as as Manistee and Traverse City), as well as a performance by the EMU Wind Symphony.

Wind Ensemble performed a challenging 25-minute program, and did a phenomenal job. Performing groups were assigned a clinician after each performance, and Ferndale was fortunate to work with Dr. Stephen G. Peterson—recently retired Director of Bands at University of Illinois. While he gave them plenty to work on, he also had high praise for their musicianship and achievement. "When he was told that Ferndale HS has a student enrollment of less than 700, he was floored with what they played and how they played it! He assumed we were a large suburban school of 1500 students or more," Mr. Jamison said.

We are all so proud of our Golden Eagles and cannot wait to hear their beautiful sounds once again. The next performance of Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble will be on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 pm in the FHS Auditorium.


Student Art on Display at Affirmations

FHS student artists have several pieces of visual art on display at the Affirmations gallery space: 290 W Nine Mile Rd in downtown Ferndale. The opening gala was last Friday, March 3rd. FHS student Zoe Perrone exhibit multiple art pieces along with musical performances from her 2-piece band, Bear Paper Blanket. Other Ferndale student artworks include:

  • Freed and Pulling Out by Layla Rogers
  • Piece of Me by Alyssa McCrary
  • Spectacle and Thea by Zoe Perrone

Affirmations is an LGBTQ+ Community Center founded in 1989 to provide a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe.


Winterguard Shows Off with Leading Performance

The Winterguard season is in full swing, and our award winning team is at the front of the pack. Your Golden Eagles took home second place at the Lakeland competition in February. Photos provided by Bateman Photography.


You can learn more about our Champion Dance Teams on our website.


Golden Eagles Swimmers Dive with Determination

The Golden Eagle Boys Varsity Swim Team had a great showing at the OAA Blue League Finals in Clarkston. Nick Foreman qualified for State competition and all-league in the 100 M Breastroke. Congrats, Nick and all of our Diving Eagles!

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  • National Merit Semi-Finalist
  • IMPI Robotics Team Ranked in the Top 20 in the world
  • DECA Marketing Group State and National Finalists
  • Active and growing National Honor Society
  • FHS Writers Sweep Marygrove University Writing Awards


  • Marching Band Finished in 1st 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 

Our curricular pathways empower students to self-direct their learning by making course choices to fit their areas of interest and career goals. Each pathway is designed around a broad area of focus:

  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Humanities
  • Entrepreneurship

(Pathways have been designed based on student survey data over the past decade regarding students’ interests and career aspirations.)

Electives are designed to support career readiness and teach specific skills needed. Juniors and Seniors benefit from individualized offerings like internships, virtual mentors, or online classes.

Discover Career Pathways in our Course Catalog » PDF Document

Students are asked to select a pathway by the end of their freshman year, but anyone can change pathways as interests change. The pathways are designed to make sure that students are getting their required credits for graduation no matter which pathway they choose. They appeal to many different types of students, and we have created new classes specifically for these pathways that strengthen their relationship to the themes.

Community Support

In addition to the pathways, Ferndale High School has entered into new relationships and strengthened existing relationships with outside organizations that provide area high school students with non-traditional courses of study, including the Oakland Technical Campus and Oakland Community College, expanding our facilities and teaching resources for every student.

Contact Us

Attendance: 248-586-8600

Athletics: 248-586-8740

Counseling: 248-586-8643 


College & Career Planning Center: 248-586-8643

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Michael Griffin

Phone: 248-586-8622
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Casey Gregg

Assistant Principal
Phone: 248-586-8600