230 Pala Ave.
San Jose, CA 95127
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Foothill High School serves 300 students in grades 11-12.
Foothill High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Enrollment: 300 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 20-24% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Foothill High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Foothill High School's student population of 300 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 11-12
Total Students
300 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Foothill High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Foothill High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1975 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
90%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
1%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Graduation Rate
20-24%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Foothill High School's ranking?

Foothill High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while ≤20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Foothill High School?

The graduation rate of Foothill High School is 20-24%, which is lower than the California state average of 85%.

How many students attend Foothill High School?

300 students attend Foothill High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

90% of Foothill High School students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Foothill High School?

Foothill High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Foothill High School offer ?

Foothill High School offers enrollment in grades 11-12

What school district is Foothill High School part of?

Foothill High School is part of East Side Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Enrollment: 300 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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