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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Foothill High School is a top rated, public school located in Pleasanton, CA. It has 2,176 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.

Foothill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
612 responses
Average ACT
30
297 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$148,852
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,251
National
$949
Median Home Value
$933,500
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 154 responses
Report
  • MCC week
    21%
  • Rival football game
    17%
  • Prom/Ball
    16%
  • Mr. Foothill
    16%
  • Foothill vs. Amador sporting events
    14%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,176
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$103,738
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,715/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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Foothill High School Reviews

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Foothill has and overwhelming amount of exceptional teachers who value every students education. They are very understanding, easy to work with, knowledgeable, and approachable. That being said, there are a few that are sub par. I have had some teachers who lack the ability to communicate with their students about due dates, their overall learning, and how grades are given, but even the "bad" teachers are technically good. I have loved being a student at Foothill!
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Foothill ultimately has provided me with plenty of resources to be able to succeed in my future college experiences and career. With teachers who are dedicated to helping their students and preparing them for the future, constantly doling out advice and good teaching consistently, Foothill High School is dedicated to the success of their student body. With clear, helpful resources being created and administrators constantly seeking more ways to improve our school and provide newer, innovative, and constructive resources to their students, Foothill will continue to grow and foster bright futures for their equally bright students.
When I moved to California I was overwhelmed by everything. Foothills education and teachers are amazing, but it would be nice for the future new students to be welcomed more. The children at Foothill don’t really include the new kids in their groups. I think in our district, Foothill is a really good school educational and the classes really prepare you for college and exams. Also, Foothill is a college prep school all the classes given are to prepare you fore college which is amazing, but causes a lot of stress for the students. Foothill should offer more stress relieving classes or activities. The cafeteria food could be healthier too.