Foothill High School
19251 Dodge Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714-730-7464 ● FAX: 714-573-9376
Located in the heart of Orange County, Foothill High School opened in 1963 and is one of three comprehensive high schools in the Tustin Unified School District. Foothill is accredited through Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through 2025 and was named a California Gold Ribbon School in 2015.
Foothill proudly educates a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic community of over 2,300 students in grades 9-12. FHS provides a challenging curriculum offering close and personal involvement between teachers, students and parents. Courses are offered to develop academic abilities, artistic talents, and athletic skills.
CK Green, Ed.D.
College and Career Center
FHS operates on a six-period day. Semester classes are 18 weeks long and yearlong classes are 36 weeks. Students are limited to six classes per semester with the exception of those in Instrumental music, Athletics, Yearbook, Associated Student Body, AVID, IB, and CTE Programs. Students in these programs may add an additional class.
Total students: 2245
- African-American: 0.76%
- Asian-American: 7.38%
- Hispanic or Latino: 45.40%
- White (non-Hispanic): 37.53%
- Multi-Ethnic: 6.58%
- Filipino 1.82%
41% are on the Federal lunch program.
FHS has developed a partnership with Irvine Valley College. Students have the option to augment their course loads with transferable college courses. Under an agreement with IVC, students can complete Dance 77, Management 1, Entrepreneurship 200, 211 and 212, American Sign Language 21 and 22, Kinesiology 85 and 212, and Nutrition 2 on the FHS campus while earning both high school and college credit. Up until 2022-2023, Communications 1 and 3 were also available
In accordance with Tustin Unified School Board policies, Foothill High School does not rank students.
Foothill will provide percentile range rankings when requested by universities and scholarship organizations.
Fall 2023 GRADING
Foothill High School utilizes a weighted four-point system to calculate students’ grade point averages.
Grade Scale: 4.0 = A+/A/A- 3.0 = B+/B/B- 2.0 = C+/C/C- 1.0 = D+/D/D-
Advanced Placement/Honors courses are weighted
Grade Scale: 5.0 = A+/A/A- 4.0 = B+/B/B- 3.0 = C+/C/C- 1.0 = D+/D/D-
Students with international or unaccredited records will receive a “P” Pass or “F” Fail grade on their Foothill High School transcript
*Spring/Summer 2020 and School Year 2020-2021 GRADING
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tustin Unified School District adopted a Credit/Incomplete Grading Policy for the Spring/Summer 2020 semester and School year 2020-2021. A “CR” for Credit indicates that the student fulfilled course requirements satisfactorily. A “NC” for No Credit indicates tha the student did not fulfill course requirements; this does not count in the student’s GPA. An “I” for incomplete indicates the student was not able to complete the course.
Only students who submitted a petition for a letter grade during this time received traditional letter grades on their transcript.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT DATA
54% of our graduates chose to attend a 4-year university, while 46% elected to attend community college, armed forces or technical schools.
Class of 2024
PARENT EDUCATION LEVEL
College Grad 32%
Grad School/Post 21%
Some College 21%
High School Grad 14%
Not High School Grad 6%
Decline to State 6%
SEAL OF BILITERACY
167 students of the class of 2023 at Foothill demonstrate proficiency in English and in one or more languages, preparing them to become global citizens in a multicultural and multilingual world.
HONORS AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES
Although grades and teacher recommendation are used for primary placement, students have the option to request enrollment in Honors or AP courses.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS 2021-2022
Total # Students 703
Total # Tests 1,248
% Passed 3,4,5 77%
# Subjects Tested 19
Advanced Placement Classes (20)
English Literature Statistics
English Language Statistics
French Language Comp Sci Principles
Spanish Language Environmental Science
U.S. Government & Politics
U.S. History Physics 1
European History Physics 2
Calculus AB Spanish Literature
Honors Classes (11)
English 1, 2 Algebra 2/Trig; Algebra 1
Chemistry; Biology Geometry
Spanish 4 Pre-Calculus
Latin 4 World History
Foothill Knights are encouraged to participate in a variety of programs to help strengthen their development of becoming a well-rounded individual.
FHS offers a comprehensive sports program with 23 sports offered as well as Cheer and Dance teams.
Computer Science – Culinary Arts – Engineering – Media Arts (Film and Television) – Manufacturing – Visual Imagery (Photography) - Graphic Design
The International Diploma Program is a rigorous, world-renowned college preparatory program that provides a challenging, internationally focused, broad and balanced educational experience for students aged 16 to 19. The program is designed to equip students with the academic skills needed for university study, further education and their chosen profession. Additionally, the program supports the development of the values and life skills needed to live a fulfilled and purposeful life. Foothill currently has 84 IB students (juniors and seniors) and 210 students in pre-IB courses (freshmen and sophomores). Over the past five years, Foothill's average IB Diploma pass rate is 90%.
AVID, a structured and rigorous college preparatory program for self-motivated, potential college-bound students serves over 200 Foothill High school students across grades 9-12. Nationally, 93% of AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements, and AVID graduates who go to college are four times more likely to graduate than their national peers. Of the 54 Foothill AVID graduates from the class of 2023, 98% matriculated into college.
Career Technical Education pathways are electives where students progress in a technical skill earning a cord at graduation for pathway completion. CTE pathways include engineering, manufacturing, computer science, visual imagery (photography), culinary arts, media arts (film & television), and graphic design.
3rd year of Math
Tustin Unified School District re-aligned their math course sequence and revised their curriculum for Algebra 2 and Algebra 2/Trig. Beginning with the 23-24 school year, Algebra 2/Trig will be offered as the third math course after Geometry
Credit Recovery and Remediation