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About This School

Foothill Technology High School is a public high school in Ventura. The principal of Foothill Technology High School is Joseph Bova, whose e-mail is joe.bova@venturausd.org. 921 students attend Foothill Technology High School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 2% of the Foothill Technology High School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 921 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Foothill Technology High School is 23:1. El Camino High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 45%
Unspecified 6% 8%
Hispanic 25% 41%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Filipino 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 17415%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 40%
Limited English proficiency 2% 15%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter used to be at the top of the class at Cabrillo middle school but the teachers here neglect to pay attention to every student and she is lagging behind because of this! I have to take extra time to help her after school which should be the teachers job.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent staff prepares the students for College! Safe fun caring school! We love Foothill Technology High School!

  • (1 year ago)

    FHTHS has very dedicated staff current technology innovative ideas and established performances which support student interest learning and success! This is one of the best gifts given to my children!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is full of great teachers that want the best for their students. All the classes are very intense and they help students get the most out of high school. We are #1 in Ventura County Top 20 in California and nominated to be a National Blue Ribbon School.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Foothill so so much. It really is the best school in Ventura County. I know that I would be happy at my home school of VHS and I almost went there but I know that Foothill is the best school for me! Foothill is exceptional in every way. The teachers are outstanding the students there are (mostly of course) awesome and so easy to make friends with and extracurricular activities are amazing. However if you really don't care about school and how you do there you need to go to your home school and let somebody else have a shot because there's a reason that we are in the top 1% in the country!!!! If you want to excel go to FTHS.

  • (4 years ago)

    The education here is truly superb we are #1 school in our county and in the top 20 in the state! Funding for this school would be superb. ]

  • (4 years ago)

    I love FTHS because they have great teachers who really care about how you do and want you to succeed. The BioScience Academy is great and no other school in VUSD has a program this great! Plus we are #1 in Ventura County! This is a great school and I am so glad I chose to go to this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    It has a great academic program and all the students there are just so friendly and outgoing and it is a very safe school to be at. On top of all of that it is the #1 high school in Ventura County. Talk about a great school!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are incredibly Friendly and very helpful. It is easy to make friends and they have a slushie machine!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son really enjoys this school and finds it to be very helpfull. The teachers there he says are all very supportive and have every intention to help. One time a teahcer even skipped their lunch to help him. He also finds it conviennent how the school itslef works with the other schools to helo transport him and other students to the other schools for sports. Foothill does not have any christian school relavance like one of the remarks posted before.

  • (5 years ago)

    Best High School for families seeking an education in Ventura County! The focus on learning is supported by the FIRE program and motivated enthusiastic and well educated teachers. My sons are thriving and experience no bullying (unlike every other public school in the district they have attended). Other students want to learn too which reduces classroom disciplinary distractions to a minimum. Most of the students want to be at FTHS ie there are only a few students whose parents make them attend. Parent teacher conferences were very helpful and yielded desired results.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school structured in a way that is inviting to both upper and lower classmen. Much encouragement and incentive to one's best. Up to date technology in computers and programs. My student feels she has the best of both worlds enjoying small school enviornment for academics but traveling to larger boundary school for sports. She has no problem transitioning between schools.

  • (6 years ago)

    Absolutely wonderful high school. No intimidation by other students warm friendly atmosphere. Excellent academic opportunities terrific teachers and administrators. We are so lucky to have a school like this available in Ventura.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school really works for a certain type of student. While I found most of the teacher caring and motivated I found the administration to be very inflexible to the individual needs of the students. If your student is very academic and not interestd in a lot of outside activities this school can really work. Being bussed to other schols for sports can be a hassle. Like any school there are good and bad things to consider.

  • (7 years ago)

    Foothill Technology High School is a magnet school that provides a challenging and exciting academic experience for its students. The teachers are young and inspiring and since it is a relatively small school most teachers know most of the students so there is a sense of community as well as accountability. Although the campus offers no athletics students are able to be bused to their otherwise zoned school for all athletics offered. Foothill strives for the highest level of academic performance from their student body as well as the faculty with enthusiasm and encouragement from the principal to the maintenance staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    Relatively small school environment so variety of classes is sometimes limited. Mostly young and highly motivated teachers. Independent study PE is a good option. Kids don't get the full high school experience; it's a trade-off. Big Christian component may be uncomfortable for those who don't participate in Christian activities. Good counseling support. Good availability to teachers at school and on-line.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parents are super involved which is evident. Teachers really love what they're doing and try to help student succeed. Offers both college prep and advanced placement courses and participates with community college across the street to get kids enrolled in college courses while in high school. No athletics on campus but students can play for their boundray school (Buena or Ventura). Good art program. No music program but same as sport - can play at Buena of Ventura.

  • (8 years ago)

    Foothill is an excellent school. The teachers are so enthusiastic and actually want to teach they aren't waiting for retirement. A very involved staff a wonderful learning environment

  • (8 years ago)

    We're incredibly lucky to have an opportunity to send our kids to Foothill...academic excellance is their culture.

  • (8 years ago)

    Foothill is an excellent school! They're the 18th best in the state by API ranking! They have tons of activities clubs and exciting events! I definitely recommend going to Foothill! Teachers classes and schedule are great!

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