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)


FHS News

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Board Selects Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum As Superintendent

Ferndale Schools Board of Education unanimously (7-0) moved to offer Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum a contract to serve as the district’s next Superintendent on Wednesday.

“The Board of Education was very excited to have such an excellent pool of candidates to select from. I want to thank the community for providing input on what they were looking for in our next leader. This feedback was vital in developing the selection criteria which we used as guidance during the entire selection process.

Based upon our selection criteria, Dr. Hayes Goodrum continually rose to the top of our list at each stage in this process. We are so excited to welcome her to our Ferndale Family; she is the right fit to lead our school community forward," said Sandra Dukhie, President, Ferndale Schools Board of Education.

The selection of Dr. Hayes Goodrum marks the conclusion of an extensive search process. You can learn more about the search process by clicking the link. The Board of Education will now work with Ray and Associates to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Hayes Goodrum. Once negotiations are complete the contract will be voted on by the Board of Education at a future meeting.

To learn more about Dr. Hayes Goodrum, view her Bio & Resume.


Summer School Bus Schedule

Summer programs begin on June 27th for registered students. Bus times are listed below.


View PDF PDF Document

Curbside and Summer Food Service UPDATE

Our last curbside meal pick-up of the school year will be available on Monday, May 23rd. This is due to the Holiday Schedule and the frequent half days the last week of school. Contact lindsey.torres@ferndaleschools.org with questions.

Summer Meet Up and Eat Up food service will begin serving breakfast and lunch on the dates and locations below:

  • June 20th at the Detroit Curling Club in Martin Road Park, 1615 E Lewiston Ave
  • June 27th at FHS, 881 Pinecrest Dr
  • June 27th at Ferndale Lower Elementary School, 2610 Pinecrest Dr.

View the flyers below for time and location details.

FHS Summer Food Flyer | Lower Elementary Summer Food Flyer | Detroit Curling Club Summer Food Flyer


JFK Awardees: FHS & UHS

Since 1964, Ferndale Schools has honored President John F. Kennedy and the aspirations, intelligence, and public conscience he stood for—which our schools strive to foster. This is done through a scholarship recognizing outstanding achievement both in academics and service. In addition to a plaque, these two students also receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the Ferndale Schools Board of Education.

This year's FHS honorees are Ember Wood & Mohammad Al Zoubani

This year's UHS honorees are Sasha Wilson & Jazlyn Coles

Honorees, you are truly outstanding representatives of Ferndale Schools, and your dedication and achievements exemplify the principles of John F. Kennedy.  Congratulations to you on joining the ranks of more than 50 Years of Ferndale School’s John F. Kennedy Award recipients and best of luck in all you do in the future.

  • 4 Jul
    • LaNiece' Stewart: REHEARSAL 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      LaNiece' Stewart: REHEARSAL
      Date: Jul 4
      Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Room 231 Dance studio
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
  • 5 Jul
  • 6 Jul
  • 7 Jul
    • Michigan Stage: Michigan Stage Summer Play labs Day Camp
      Date: Jul 7
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Auditorium
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • LaNiece' Stewart: REHEARSAL 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      LaNiece' Stewart: REHEARSAL
      Date: Jul 7
      Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Room 231 Dance studio
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
    • FHS USA: USA 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      FHS USA: USA
      Date: Jul 7
      Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: FHS - FHS Media Center (Nest)
      Calendar: FHS Calendar
  • 8 Jul


  • 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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Radhika Issac

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Shaun Butler

Executive Vice Principal
Athletic Director
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Eric Bruner

Executive Vice Principal