School Details

Foothill Elementary School

8230 Wells Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 358-1610
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 650 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

40%
47%
56%
44%
56%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Alvord Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
37%
46%
54%
59%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Alvord Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
60%
65%
45%
68%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Alvord Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
53%
60%
70%
59%
65%
46%
41%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Alvord Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Foothill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Riverside. The principal of Foothill Elementary School is Hector Zaldivar, whose e-mail is hector.zaldivar@alvord.k12.ca.us. 650 students attend Foothill Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 65% of the Foothill Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 650 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Foothill Elementary School is 20:1. Arlanza Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 72%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 14%
Unspecified 2% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Filipino 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 5%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 65%
Limited English proficiency 65% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I transferred my son to this school so he wouldn't have to go to Arlanza and I am glad I did. My son started kindergarten and I was happy to see he has a great teacher. She is wonderful and really helps the children succeed in their studies. My son has come a long way since Aug 2011 and even received an award. I am a proud mother and it's thanks to my son's teacher Ms. Gomez.

  • (4 years ago)

    Foothill has great teachers. They really care about the students. My kid is in Kindergarten and he loves school there..

  • (9 years ago)

    My two eldest daughters now in 7th and 12th went to Foothill and it was the best elementary I have ever seen. I worked in the Alvord District also and the staff is wonderful very caring and are there for the kids! Lori

  • (10 years ago)

    foothill school is the best school my kids could ever go to.I went to foothill and so did my parents.Its a really great school and the teachers are exellent.

  • (10 years ago)

    I wanted to post an additional post about Foothill.. I also remember being in the band there. I am noticing that the elementary schools out in the Coachella Valley do not offer band for elementary students... its really a shame. Foothill also had a music teacher come and play a special instrument... I don't recall the name of it... we also had camp in Big Bear when I was in 6th grade...what an experience.

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