School Details

Foothill High School

19251 Dodge Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 730-7464
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 2221 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • Tustin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • Tustin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tustin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Foothill High School is a public high school in North Tustin. The principal of Foothill High School is Al Marzilli and can be contacted at amarzilli@tustin.k12.ca.us. 2,221 students go to Foothill High School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 6% of the Foothill High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 23% of the 2,221 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Foothill High School is 23:1. Hillview High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 34%
Hispanic 35% 42%
Unspecified 3% 4%
Filipino 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 23504%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 36%
Limited English proficiency 6% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I hate this school so much. I am miserable here. Most my teachers are good but are honestly just too overworked by having classes of 40-70 to really be able to pay attention to every student. I transferred this year as a junior last year I went to a fantastic school where I was very popular and well liked and highly involved. It is very hard to get involved in anything especially things outside of sports. The kids aren't very friendly and some are just flat out intimidating or rude. A surplus of your mean high school girls. I came in with a positive attitude and I will continue to smile and try everyday to make friends but on the last day of school I will gladly stand up in the middle of the quad and scream " [a word that may not be appropriate] you foothill" and walk off with a smile to my new school I have chosen to transfer to.

  • (1 year ago)

    im Jaime Garcia i attended foothill back in 2003 to 2005 then i moved to Dallas TX where i live now. I loved foothill great school great teachers i recently went back to foothill to visit for old memories. It really needs a make over -) . Im 25 now n i ways think back to when i attended foothill great times we had miss all my old friends. thanks for a great time. If.any of my friends read this ive been looking for you all look me up Jaime Edgar Garcia from little Elm Texas

  • (1 year ago)

    This school fails to keep its students on-campus. I see multiple students climbing over the fences EVERYDAY. Also DRUGGIES EVERYWHERE I LOOK. And since the racial population here is mostly white they all tend to throw racist insults towards the those who aren't. My friends back at Tustin were right I should've never transferred to this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school WAS one of the top schools in the prior to the 90's. They're riding on the coat tails of prior accomplishments for prior years. If your child is average or sub par this school will cater towards them. If your child is a top academic performer they provide sub par education & involvement compared to other schools (like Troy). They are too focused on sports as evidenced by all the millions spent on sport & activity centers as they cut OCAD Speech & Debate music no United Nations Program etc. English department is horrible with the exception of Ms. Casper. I remember reading papers from my child that were so grammatically incorrect that I would be beside myself. This was from the IB teachers. Casper is great but you don't get her until Senior year which is too late. Many teachers are inappropriate and do things like swear in class talk about personal issues cross lines or joke around too much with students. Those teachers are the ones most liked by the students. This school is filled with entitled rich kids that influence other kids and the IB program fuels elitism. We are worried about the person our son will become after his time at this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Foothill has an incredible English Department. It's writing program is unique to the district and perhaps to the county. The AP teachers our son has had have been excellent and most of the Honor's program teachers have been superior. Drama and newpaper programs are excellent. A wonderful and talented choir award-winning dance team and competative sports program including superior lacrosse and water polo programs should make anyone attending FHS proud! Several teachers have recently retired which means new 'young blood' is being pumped into the faculty. Our seasoned principal is very visible on campus and he has made it his mission to provide the upgrades in facilities FHS needs. The new quad and science building are testaments to his efforts. Much parent support and on-campus vounteering makes this a unique school as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great high school because of the high parental expectations for their children not necessarily for the teachers talents. Many of the teachers have been there too long and they need more youthful energetic teachers with more energy. 'Tired' is a good way to explain some of them and the quality of the classrooms. It is mostly riding on it's reputation of 30 years ago. The school has a very active ed. fund with a large amount of money donated every year.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very academic high school taught mostly by teachers with years of experience. Parents in this community tend to be very supportive toward insuring that their children succeed in school. This school is in need of a total remodel because the buildings are about 35 years old.

  • (9 years ago)

    Foothill High School is an excellen institution of learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    Foothill High School is a perfect example of what high schools should be! It's a diverse institution with great academic excellence! Two thumbs up!

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