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Endowment Funds

 

Ferndale Area School District is planning to create tax-exempt endowment funds to help raise money for special projects that will benefit the district.  We are creating a committee for this endeavor and would like to have up to 4 community members sit on this committee.  As a group, we will determine the projects we would like to work on and discuss pertinent details and timelines for these projects.   We expect to have a kick-off in person meeting with follow up communication conducted electronically.  If you would like to be considered for this committee, please contact Patti Craig at 535-1507 or via email at pcraig@fasdk12.org

You will need to submit your name, affiliation with the district, phone number, and email address.    If you are interested, please contact Patti Craig not later than Tuesday, November 22, 2017.

 

 


 

Ferndale Area Junior-Senior High School

A Nationally Ranked Best High School 2016-2017

US News and World Reports evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well they prepare students for college.   Once again for 2016-2017, Ferndale Area School District received a bronze medal award for being one of the best high schools in the United States. The determination was based on student-teacher ratio, college readiness, and PSSA scores in Math and Reading.

 


Welcome to Ferndale Area School District

Home of the Yellow Jackets!

We are Big Enough To Challenge, Small Enough To Care!  Our school district has been referred to as a public school in a private school setting.  Ferndale Area is proud of our academic accomplishments, our dedication to the personal growth of students, and the standard of excellence we maintain in professional practice. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about Ferndale Area.  A few highlights include:

    • The Pittsburgh Business Times has named Ferndale Area School District a 2015 “Overachiever” in PA among state public schools. FASD is ranked 24th (up 18 spots from 2014).

    • 2014 PDE Special Education Audit - FASD 100% compliant. Comprehensive Plan 2014-2017 PDE approved.

    • Ferndale Area High School was awarded a bronze medal for student achievement in 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017 from US News and World Report’s list of America’s best high schools.

    • Low Teacher to Student ratio  (1:15)

    • 1:1 iPad School (grades 7-12)

    • Extensive Technology integration (4 full computer labs, 3 laptop carts, 11 CFF classrooms)

    • Mass Customized Learning School of the Future

    • Open Campus member

    • Full-time K4 program

    • Full Day Kindergarten

    • 4 Advanced Placement (AP) courses

    • First district in Pennsylvania to have ALL teaching staff using the SAS (Standards Aligned Systems) website for teacher pages/calendars.

    • 14th best of 500 districts in PA for improved PSSA scores districtwide from 2002-2009

    • Our district is ranked 3rd in Pennsylvania for being a public school district overachiever.

    • 4 Keystone Achievement Awards for successive attainment of adequate yearly progress on the state PSSA exams.

Please contact our Elementary or Secondary schools for more information about any of these topics.

 

 


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