School Details

Foothill High School

230 Pala Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 928-9100

(out of 10)

Public Grades 11-12 357 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • East Side Union High 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 San Jose. The principal of Foothill High School is George Sanchez, who can be contacted at 357 children attend Foothill High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 20% of the Foothill High School students have "limited English proficiency." 63% of the 357 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Foothill High School is 17:1. James Lick High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Video film production

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian 4% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 10%
Filipino 3% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Unspecified 0.5% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 26450%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 31%
Limited English proficiency 20% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The only person willing to solve pressing issues and handle concerns that parents have at this school is the assistant principal. The principal is almost completely unreachable. She 'makes her own appointments ' yet can't answer her phone does not respond to voicemail and has a secretary that's just as unhelpful. Office staff is incredibly rude and uninformed. Good luck being an involved parent at this school.

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