James J. Ferris High School

James J. Ferris High School

name = James J. Ferris High School

imagesize =
motto =
established =
grades = 9 - 12
district = Jersey City Public Schools
type = Public high school
principal = Nicole Hazel
viceprincipal = Vernelle Harris
Henry Pekarsky
Edwin Rivera
Gloria Walker
enrollment = 1,399 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 110.0 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 12.7
nickname = Bulldogs
conference = Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association
colors =
publication =
location = 35 Colgate Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
information = 201-915-6660
website = [http://www.jcboe.org/fhs/ School website]

James J. Ferris High School is a four-year public high school located in Jersey City, New Jersey, operated as part of the Jersey City Public Schools.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,399 students and 110.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 12.7. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3407830&ID=340783002774 James J. Ferris High School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 12, 2008.]

The school was the 280th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 316 schools statewide, in "New Jersey Monthly" magazine's September 2008 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools". The school was ranked 284th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. [ [http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/highschoolrankings/top-new-jersey-high-schools-by-rank.html "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank"] , "New Jersey Monthly", September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.]

Ferris offers specialized learning centers focusing on Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, Management / Office Procedures, Marketing and International Studies. [ [http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc07/narrative/17/2390/17-2390-060.html James J. Ferris High School 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 13, 2008.]


The James J. Ferris High School Bulldogs compete in the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association (HCIAA), which includes private and parochial high schools in Hudson County. The league operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). [ [http://www.hciaa.com/home.html Home page] , Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 15, 2007.]


Core members of the school's administration are: [ [http://www.jcboe.org/fhs/vision.html Statement of the Philosophy] , James J. Ferris High School. Accessed August 13, 2008.]
*Nicole Hazel, Principal
*Vernelle Harris, Vice Principal
*Henry Pekarsky, Vice Principal
*Edwin Rivera, Vice Principal
*Gloria Walker, Vice Principal


External links

* [http://www.jcboe.org/fhs/ James J. Ferris High School]
* [http://www.jcboe.org/ Jersey City Public Schools]
*NJReportCard|17|2390|0|Jersey City Public Schools
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3407830 Data for the Jersey City Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics

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