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 2,400 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.
Brett D’Errico, Ed.D.
Kristin Hartloff, Ed.D.
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.
· 2355 students in grades 9 to 12
· 580 seniors, 584 juniors, 608 sophomores, 583 freshmen
- African-American: 0.75%
- Asian-American: 7.73%
- Hispanic or Latino: 42.38%
- White (non-Hispanic): 41.13%
25.6% 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, Business Management 1, Entrepreneurship 200, 211 and 212, and American Sign Language 21 on the FHS campus while earning both high school and college credit.
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 2020 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 records will receive a “P” Pass or “F” Fail grade on their Foothill High School transcript
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tustin Unified School District adopted a Credit/Incomplete Grading Policy for the 2020-21 school year.
A “CR” for Credit indicates that the student fulfilled course requirements satisfactorily.
An “I” for incomplete indicates the student was not able to complete the course. Incompletes will be made up during the 2021-22 school year, to earn either Credit or a letter grade.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT DATA
57% of our graduates chose to attend a 4-year university, while 37% elected to attend community college or technical schools.
Class of 2021
Hispanic Recognition 16
PARENT EDUCATION LEVEL
College Grad 34.0%
Grad School/Post Grad 26.0%
Some College 16.0%
High School Graduate 12.0%
Not High School Grad 8.0%
Decline to State 4.0%
SEAL OF BILITERACY
144 students 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 2020-2021
Total # Students 698
Total # Tests 1,178
% Passed 3,4,5 64
# Subjects Tested 18
Advanced Placement Classes (18)
English Literature Calculus BC
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
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 – Film and Television – Manufacturing – Robotics – Visual Imagery – Choir – Visual Arts-Drama
The FHS International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people through rigorous and engaging coursework that is globally recognized as the preeminent pre-collegiate program of study. Currently, over 340 Foothill students across grades 9-12 take pre-IB and IB courses, with 92% of FHS IB students earning the IB Diploma and over 50% of FHS IB graduates from the class of 2020 gaining admittance to either UCLA or UC Berkeley.
AVID, a structured and rigorous college preparatory program for self-motivated, potential college-bound students serves over 280 Foothill students across grades 9-12. Nationally, AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate that is at least two times the national rate, and three out of four AVID graduates who apply to four-year colleges and universities are accepted. Of the 60 Foothill AVID graduates from the class of 2020, 59 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, and film and television.