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University High School (leave a review)
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+1 (248) 586-8846

1244 Paxton St

Ferndale, Michigan


About University High School
8th Grade - 12th Grade

University High School is one of 9 schools in the Ferndale Public Schools district of Michigan.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 459 students from 8th Grade to 12th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $56,640, which is lower than the Michigan state average of $58,803.

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University High School

Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
University High School 459$6,48524$56,6400.07
Coolidge Intermediate School (0.83 miles) 283$6,05616$43,7580.54
Jardon Vocational School (0.95 miles) 4230.51
Hazel Park Adult Education (0.96 miles) 00
Hazel Park Advantage Alternative School (0.96 miles) 50$15,8939$35,5480.52
Invest Roosevelt Alternative High School (1.21 miles) 168$784280.06

University High School

Number of pupils459
Funding per pupil$6,485
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$56,640
Diversity index0.07

Coolidge Intermediate School (0.83 miles)

Number of pupils283
Funding per pupil$6,056
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$43,758
Diversity index0.54

Jardon Vocational School (0.95 miles)

Number of pupils42
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher3
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.51

Hazel Park Adult Education (0.96 miles)

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher0
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Hazel Park Advantage Alternative School (0.96 miles)

Number of pupils50
Funding per pupil$15,893
Pupils per teacher9
Average teacher salary$35,548
Diversity index0.52

Invest Roosevelt Alternative High School (1.21 miles)

Number of pupils168
Funding per pupil$784
Pupils per teacher28
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.06
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Rankings within Michigan
There are 3,555 schools in Michigan. Rankings don't always go up to 3,555 because some schools have missing data.
1197thlargest school
2020thhighest number of FTE teachers
3306thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1798thhighest average teaching salary
668thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
750thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
3104thhighest diversity index
2332ndhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

8th Grade - 12th Grade: 6.1 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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