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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Foothill High School is a highly rated, public school located in Santa Ana, CA. It has 2,425 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Foothill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
567 responses
Average ACT
29
212 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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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
$141,382
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,940
National
$949
Median Home Value
$901,100
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.48 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 160 responses
Report
  • Senior Munches
    28%
  • Assemblies and spirit weeks
    18%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Hanging with my friends and celebrating us
    9%
  • ATA performances
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,425
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,604
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,909/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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Foothill High School Reviews

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I am currently attending Foothill High School as a senior. So far, I have had a very good experience at Foothill High School. The school is definitely one of the top schools in the Tustin/Orange/Santa Ana area. I have had a mostly positive experience with my academics. I take mostly honors and AP classes; I feel like most of my teachers (with one or two exceptions) genuinely care about students' performance both in class and on the AP test. However, advanced classes are not easy and require large amounts of studying and homework to succeed. Additionally, the school excels in sports and the arts. I am a part of the choir program, which has provided me with many musical opportunities such as festivals and concerts. Overall, my academic experience at Foothill has been stellar!
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It was a very welcoming place and provided me great opportunities. I bonded with the staff and teachers and they made sure that I did everything I needed to in order to succeed. I could tell that the staff really cared about my well being because My counselor would often check in on me to make sure I was doing well. The student life at the school is good. The ASB does a great job holding pep rallies, decorating for dances, and making it known that students are the first priority. Overall, I am so glad to say that I was a foothill knight!
Foothill has many resources and connection to great administration leaders. The total enrollment at Foothill High School is 2617 students, making it a very large high school, in the top 10% of all California high schools by sizeof

Wow! Attending Foothill High might feel like attending a college. You'll be surrounded by a large group of students (over 500 per class) and have more options for activities and clubs to join, which can be exciting.