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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Foothill Technology High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Ventura, CA. It has 1,027 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Foothill Technology High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
235 responses
Average ACT
27
71 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$72,859
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,503
National
$949
Median Home Value
$493,800
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
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  • Air Guitar
    33%
  • Ren Rally's
    21%
  • Magic Mountain
    14%
  • Only the ones with free food
    9%
  • Senior Rallys
    9%
  • Foothill's new sports addition!
    6%
  • Winter Formal
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,027
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,592
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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
$10,745/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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Foothill Technology High School Reviews

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Going to school at Foothill Tech has been an amazing experience, one I am not soon to forget. Our teachers are engaging and creative, ours students are some of the most talented and dedicated learners, and we have progressed tremendously through the introduction of sports to our campus; sixth year here we come! One of the things I have appreciated most from attending Foothill is how the teachers and administration and fellow students constantly push you to do your best, even if you don't succeed. At Foothill it is believed that everyone can go to college and in turn counseling, guidance, resources, and connections are provided to any and all students who walk through the schools doors. While Foothill may not grant the most traditional high school experience, it delivers on all other fronts and never disappoints.
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I love this school! I couldn't have asked for a better education and environment! The teachers are amazing, although they do seem to choose favorites based on peoples political beliefs. I know a lot of people have felt poorly because their teacher clearly showed bias towards one side of the political spectrum. Other than that one thing, it is one of the best schools ever. The administration are amazing people, who are fair and friends with everyone. The buildings are modern and clean. Also, the food is not half bad. They even have filtered water available to the students. I love Foothill Tech.
Foothill Technology has demonstrated many positives and negatives. One of the negatives in Foothill is the clear hierarchical divide between AP and CP students or the financial treatment between AVID students and Journalism/Dtech/Bioscience. Also, I believe that Foothill has failed to properly reprimand those who have done misbehaviors such as smoking marijuana, vaping, or bullying. But I will say that there have been positives that do offset some of the negatives. There are many wonderful teachers who do put effort into helping students academically even before or after school. The amount of effort that ASB does to create inclusivity amongst the students is incredible. The vast choices of clubs such as Girl's Up or Speech and Debate truly shows how strong everyone's college app is going to be. Foothill's great and bad for many reasons, but overall, it's a school with many opportunities supported by parents, organizations, and very ambitious students.