Foothills Christian School

10404 Lake Jennings Park Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 561-2295

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-6 189 students 28 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Foothills Christian School is a private middle school in Lakeside. The principal of Foothills Christian School is Rev. David Hoffman, who can be contacted at 189 children attend Foothills Christian School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Foothills Christian School is 28:1. Tierra Del Sol Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The school structure and education has grown so much over the years. I have sent all four of my children through the elementary school and they will finish high school at Foothills High school (by their choice). The campus is very clean and well kept the student to teacher ratio is wonderful as there are two monitors in each room as well. It has been a financial challenge to have the kids in private school but I know parents who would gladly pay twice as much to not have the problems they did with public school. Me and my wife consider it an investment in their and our future. The three days in school and two days home schooling work well also. It is fun to actually help your child learn plus if you want to do a family thing Friday and Monday are still options..... I close with this thought if my kids are willing when the time comes. We would even be willing to pay for my grandchildren to go the Foothills schooling program even if I have to keep working....

  • (2 years ago)

    It sounds like parents are happier with the Elementary. But the Jr High seems to be different. There needs to be separate reviews. My kids went to both schools. I believe the younger grades are fine but once 6th grade starts the quality of the curriculum changes. I saw my kids loose interest in school. The work became only focused on reading memorizing and taking test. The 7th & especially the 8th grades are the worst. I would have taken my kids out but I unwisely put their social life before academics. By keeping them there they learned to hate school. School was boring forced and no fun . Kids complain at this age about school. However because I had to become very familiar with the school work on Mon. and Fri. I agreed with them. I was bored felt forced & lost interest in the subjects. Where were the group projects experiments life applications & the spice my friends were talking about in their kids schools. I would give the elementary 4 but I would give the Jr. High 1 for academics. If the grading was only on the spiritual aspect of the school I would give it 4 . I loved the teachers but not their choice of school material. Hope this helps.

  • (3 years ago)

    After many years of sending our children to public schools we prayerfully made the switch to Foothills and we are very happy with our decision. This unique school model with 3 days on campus and 2 days of homeschooling provides a calmer more balanced school week for our family. It also allows us as parents to be more actively involved and aware of what our kids are learning. There is great comfort in knowing that our kids are being taught from a biblical worldview in all subjects from loving caring Christian teachers and staff who share our faih and values. There are so many invaluable reasons to partner with Foothills especially during the teen years. This is an excellent more affordable private schooling option with quality curriculum. Thank you Foothills Christian Schools! You truly are a blessing to our family and the East County community!

  • (3 years ago)

    Evaluation 6th-8th Grades Spiritually=Good Academics= Extremely POOR!!!! Old fasion very traditional immensely boring curriculum tons of extra credit is given to make up for failing grades due to the curriculum intense amount of homework- most of it is filler work. Teachers= Extremely nice Students= About the same as others schools but very few students with behavior challenges. Principle=Extremely friendly but set in her ways not open to parent suggestions

  • (3 years ago)

    The Jr. High is filled with sweet teachers and respectful students. I loved both of these aspects about this school. However the curriculum they use Bob Jones is extremely traditional offering only reading memorizing and answering questions day after day after day. I liked the fact that the curriculum focuses on God but through my experience with it I believe solid learning does NOT take place. If your child is a passionate reader then they should do fine. But if your child enjoys a variety of activities and learning then they might find this school very boring mundane and frustrating. There are so many other Christian curriculums out there that offer a variety of learning. Unfortunately the administration is not willing to hear parent concerns regarding this matter.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school. It changed my life and now I follow the Lord more than I did at my other private school

  • (5 years ago)

    We like the flexible schedule daily devotions and student/teacher ratio.

  • (7 years ago)

    FCS is a wonderful school with dedicated staff and parents!

  • (7 years ago)

    My husband and I were very impressed with the teachers as well as the curriculum at this school. We moved our daughter out of public school and placed her here. I can tell you that this school is far more advanced than the public school's curriculum and what a bonus to have Christian teachers too! Thank you for such a great experience for our daughter and for us as parents!

  • (8 years ago)

    Positive caring teachers. Low key and high curriculum. They want all their kids to succeed. A combination of home school for 2 days and school for 3 days.

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