Foothills Middle School

171 E. Sycamore Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Foothills Middle School serves 726 students in grades 6-8.
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 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Foothills Middle School's student population of 726 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students726 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Rankings

Foothills Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Foothills Middle School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#365 out of 9602 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
81%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
80%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
61%
12%
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Hispanic
15%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
21%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.570.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameArcadia Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Foothills Middle School is Method Schools High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Method Schools K-8 (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arcadia Method Schools High School Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 13 students
    0.2 miles
    317 E. Foothill Blvd.
    Arcadia, CA 91006
    (760) 224-0758
    0.2 9-12 13
  • Arcadia Method Schools K-8 Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 19 students
    0.2 miles
    317 E. Foothill Blvd.
    Arcadia, CA 91006
    (760) 224-0758
    0.2 K-8 19
  • Arcadia Highland Oaks Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 693 students
    0.6 miles
    10 Virginia Dr.
    Arcadia, CA 91006
    (626) 821-8354
    0.6 K-5 693
  • Monrovia Monrovia High School Magnet School
    Math: 34% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,689 student
    0.7 miles
    845 W. Colorado Blvd.
    Monrovia, CA 91016
    (626) 471-2800
    0.7 9-12 1,689
  • Monrovia Mayflower Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 524 students
    0.9 miles
    210 N. Mayflower Ave.
    Monrovia, CA 91016
    (626) 471-2200
    0.9 K-5 524

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