A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Foothill High School is an elite, public school located in Pleasanton, CA. It has 2,127 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
4375 Foothill Rd.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Telephone
(925) 461-6600

Foothill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
392 responses
Average ACT
30
187 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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.34 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 113 responses
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  • MCC week
    22%
  • Rival football game
    19%
  • Prom/Ball
    18%
  • Mr. Foothill
    15%
  • Foothill vs. Amador sporting events
    12%
  • Rallies
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,127
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 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
$10,321/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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I am an immigrant from Taiwan and it is a great time there I spend in foothill high school. I met a bunch of nice teachers and mentor and really improved my English.
However, there are also things that are not so pleasant. Some of the teachers just suck and discriminated. In that case I would leave it because it's only 2-3 teachers like that. Overall, I do enjoy my time in foothill high and go falcons!
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I love the involved teachers. Some of my teachers will stay after school for hours just to help students to better understand the material.

In addition, I love the brilliant options for students to pursue their extracurriculars. There are so many opportunities for students with all interests from drama to sports to music to film to computers. There is always a niche for every student and a wonderful staff that helps to foster that interest too.

The school spirit in my school is amazing too. Going for football games and seeing everyone chanting cheers and dressed head to toe in blue and gold is an amazing sight and makes for an incredible feeling to be a part of.

It's going to be hard to leave my school next year for college but I am grateful that Foothill has helped me grow as a student and as an independent person so that I can be ready for the real world in a few months.
One of my favorite parts about Foothill High School was the teachers there. When I went, almost every one of my teachers was always involved and actively engaging in the class. While as a student this sometimes sucked because you would hope that each and every day you would have nothing to do, most days it was actually something that interested me and pushed me to learn. The administration was usually fair and the campus and friends I got from going to school made me into who I am. Overall I'm grateful for the experience I got while attending Foothill.