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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Foothill High School is a highly rated, public school located in Palo Cedro, CA. It has 1,403 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Foothill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1210
125 responses
Average ACT
27
33 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$83,148
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,318
National
$949
Median Home Value
$331,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Football Games
    15%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Silent Night and all basketball games
    13%
  • Club Cougar
    10%
  • Senior dances
    10%
  • Spirit week
    10%
  • Rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,403
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,809
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,927/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Foothill High School is easily one of the prettiest campuses in the district, and has the BEST people! Throughout all four years I have bonded with so many staff members, and I never felt unwelcome or scared. If you need help with absolutely anything there will always be someone there for you! Along with the amazing staff, the spectacular class options, extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and so much more is all so fun! Don’t be afraid to get involved, and just be yourself and you will fit right in.
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Supportive staff and students! Foothill is always looking to improve by asking current students what they would like to see in the future. The schoolwork is challenging, but teachers are always available to help and Link crew often provides student tutors.
Foothill High school is a great school located in small town of Palo Cedro, California. This is a decent sized school with a broad amount of opportunities for every student to experience. Foothill is very dedicated to their sports teams and high standards of education. I enjoyed participating in the Yearbook club while attending Foothill. Both of my younger sisters have followed my footsteps and are now attending Foothill as well, supporting the Cougar pride! I enjoy watching both of my sisters participate on the softball team and compete against other local high school's. I definitely recommend Foothill high school and I am thankful that my sisters get to have the same experiences as me in preparing for their futures.