Ferris High School

6
7 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
1803
Type
Public
3020 East 37th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99223
(509) 354-6000

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Out of all the schools I have the ability to go to ferris would be my first choice because there are great people, amazing teachers and really prepares me for college and beyond
Posted by a student on 4/9/2019
They told my daughter that she was on track to graduate for the last 3 years. Now; just 3 months before she was to graduate they tell her that she has too many core class credits and short by 1.5 on elective credits. The counselor lined out what was required and was responsible for tracking her progress. They never notified anyone that she didn't have enough elective credits until now. Then, they sent her home and said she was no longer enrolled at Ferris. Isn't that illegal to deny a child their right to an education. Keep in mind she was not expelled, nor was she suspended. Aren't simple math skills a requirement of staff members? Including counselors? Isn't there any accountability at the school or district level?
Posted by a parent on 3/3/2017
Good selection of classes and programs! Most of the teachers and staff are great! Our daughter has enjoyed her time at Ferris!
Posted by a parent on 5/17/2016
As a long time Ferris supporter who has had multiple family members attend Ferris it is very depressing in my opinion that the Ferris High School Athletic Department has declined to the point that families with children that want to excel in athletics need to look at other schools. This trend started a couple years ago and can best be encapsulated with the varsity baseball team head coach this year that is way in over his head. It got so bad this year that the varsity head coaches father stepped in to try and help right the ship to no avail. Feedback from fellow supporters indicates the same is taking place with other parts of the athletic programs. After observing the baseball season I was left to wonder as to how the decision was made that this person was qualified to coach, teach, and mentor these fine young athletes as rather than coach, teach, and lead, the head coach repeatedly publicly humiliated many of the players in the middle of games for all to see. You could see it in their faces. You could see rather than building a team he was breaking them and ruining their passion for the sport many of them had played for years. As a former coach for nearly 20 years I understand that parents and fans love to second guess coaches and believe they always have the right answer. That is not the case here. With that said I was in such disbelief in the behaviors and choices that this coach made repeatedly throughout the year that I struggled to contain myself and felt terrible for the kids. I was able to speak to many of the regulars that followed the team and it seems as though the Athletic Director is the mother of the head coach which explains how someone as under qualified as this coach is ended up coaching these kids. I am a believer in giving people the opportunity to grow and learn, but in this case the behavior of the coach was so out of line that I feel compelled to provide feedback to not only Great Schools but district leadership as well. While the head coach has some ownership in this with his poor behavior the real issue needs to be addressed at a higher level or the once great athletic program will continue to turn kids that want to excel in athletics away toward other schools.
Posted by a community member on 5/4/2016
Teachers are fully engaged. Staff is wonderful. My son is getting a first-rate education, and college prep. I will say that the school does a bad job of keeping parents notified of events, but that is my only complaint.
Posted by a parent on 2/5/2015

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Spokane schools - Ferris High School is located at 3020 East 37th Avenue, Spokane WA 99223. Ferris High School is in the Spokane School District. Ferris High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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