Foothills Middle School

  • Foothills Middle School serves 770 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 84% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 84% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Foothills Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Foothills Middle School operates within the Arcadia Unified School District.

Top Placements

Foothills Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Foothills Middle School's student population of 770 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students770 students
Gender %Foothills Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Students by GradeFoothills Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Foothills Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Foothills Middle School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
Asian
60%
11%
Hispanic
14%
54%
Black
3%
6%
White
23%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsFoothills Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.570.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Foothills Middle School is Arcadia Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Arcadia Unified School District's student population of 9,523 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,626 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $13,159 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
    School District NameArcadia Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    11
    4
    Number of Students Managed9,5231,585
    Arcadia Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    77%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    76%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$93 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$127 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,626$11,049
    District Spending / Student$13,159$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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