Foothill High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,857
Best High School in California
#854
 Rating 3 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Kern High
Type Public
 Phone (661)366-4491
 Location 501 Park Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Charter School No

Foothill High has an academic rating somewhat below the average for California high schools based on its low test performance. It is ranked 854th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Foothill High student body is mostly Hispanic with a small White population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White9.9%183
Black2.6%49
Hispanic85.3%1,584
Asian Pacific0.4%7
Native American Indian0.6%11
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%3
Two or more races1.1%20

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 17.2%

73.1% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Foothill High students are largely lower income and rank 1055th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman479
Sophomore489
Junior460
Senior429
Total1,857

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
34%
Rank in California
839th
Rating
3 out of 10

Students at Foothill High scored an average 34% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is somewhat below the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 32.5% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls15% to 19%*55% to 59%*
Boys20% to 24%*40% to 44%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander--
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic18%47%
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White30% to 39%*50% to 59%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English10% or less*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
952

The average SAT score for Foothill High students in 2016 was 952.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
16%
Rank in California
827th
Rating
1 out of 10

145 out of 889 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (16%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 15% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

Foothill High has not reported Advanced Placement (AP) program data.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate22%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.2%2
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students7.5%148
Boys11.3%112
Girls3.6%36

Location

Foothill High
501 Park Dr.
Bakersfield, CA
93306
(661)366-4491

4 out of 10 1

District

Kern High
Bakersfield, CA