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SCHOOL PROFILE

2023-2024

Foothill High School

19251 Dodge Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: 714-730-7464  ‚óŹ  FAX: 714-573-9376

CEEB/ACT Code: 053234

Website: tustin.k12.ca.us/Foothill

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.

 

FHS Knighthead logo

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.

ADMINISTRATION

Principal

Michelle England

Assistant Principals

Crystal Kirch

Troy Fresch

CK Green, Ed.D.

COUNSELING STAFF

Counselors

Jeffery Bonds

Diane Diaz

Johnathan Emaguna

Julie McGinis

Cassandra Vargas

College and Career Center

Hannah Huynh

Registrar

Catherine Haidar

SCHEDULING

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.

ENROLLMENT

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Total students:   2245

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

  • 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

RANKING

 

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

GRADUATION DATA

54% of our graduates chose to attend a 4-year university, while 46% elected to attend community college, armed forces or technical schools.

NATIONAL MERIT

Class of 2024
 
Scholars                                
Semi-Finalists                      1
Commended                        8    

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
               Microeconomics                    Biology
               Psychology                             Chemistry
               U.S. Government & Politics  
               U.S. History                               Physics 1
               European History                    Physics 2
               Calculus AB                                Spanish Literature
               Calculus BC       

Honors Classes (11)

               English 1, 2                            Algebra 2/Trig; Algebra 1
               Chemistry; Biology             Geometry
               Spanish 4                               Pre-Calculus
               Latin 4                                    World History

EXTRACURRICULARS

Foothill Knights are encouraged to participate in a variety of programs to help strengthen their development of becoming a well-rounded individual.

ACADEMICS

TUSD High School Course Catalog

 ATHLETICS

FHS offers a comprehensive sports program with 23 sports offered as well as Cheer and Dance teams.

FHS Athletics Webpage

 ACTIVITIES

FHS ASB Webpage

FHS Clubs

 CTE/ARTS

Computer Science – Culinary Arts – Engineering – Media Arts (Film and Television) – Manufacturing – Visual Imagery (Photography) - Graphic Design

FHS CTE Webpage

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

IB Program

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

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.

CTE PATHWAYS

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

Students who earn a D or F in most of our courses are eligible to participate in our credit recovery/d-validation program. Once a student recovers a class, the original class is r-tagged out of their transcript, meaning that while the original class remains on the transcript, it is removed from their credit count and GPA calculation.