Best High School in California#854
|Rating||3 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Kern High|
|Location||501 Park Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
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.
The Foothill High student body is mostly Hispanic with a small White population and has very low racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.6%||11|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.2%||3|
|Two or more races||1.1%||20|
vs. other California high schoolsLower 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California839th
Rating3 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|
|Girls||15% to 19%*||55% to 59%*|
|Boys||20% to 24%*||40% to 44%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||-||-|
|Black||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Multiracial||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|White||30% to 39%*||50% to 59%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||20% or less*|
|Limited English||10% or less*||10% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score952
The average SAT score for Foothill High students in 2016 was 952.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT16%
Rank in California827th
Rating1 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.
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||19%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||22%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||15%|
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501 Park Dr.