Best High School in California#47
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Pleasanton Unified|
|Location||4375 Foothill Rd.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Foothill High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 47th in the best public high schools in California.
The Foothill High student body is predominantly White with a significant Asian Pacific population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.5%||11|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.5%||10|
|Two or more races||2.9%||61|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 2.7%
3.7% 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 wealthy and rank 34th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California88th
Rating9 out of 10
Students at Foothill High scored an average 70% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 7.9% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||55% to 59%*||80% to 84%*|
|Boys||60% to 64%*||75% to 79%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||75% to 79%*||85% to 89%*|
|Black||40% to 59%*||60% to 79%*|
|Hispanic||30% to 39%*||50% to 59%*|
|Multiracial||60% to 79%*||50% or more*|
|White||55% to 59%*||80% to 84%*|
|With Disabilites||11% to 19%*||30% to 39%*|
|Limited English||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1250
The average SAT score for Foothill High students in 2016 was 1250.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT122%
Rank in California16th
Rating10 out of 10
1,269 out of 1,037 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (122%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 3% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate36%
AP Pass Rank in California226th
AP Pass Rate Rating7 out of 10
Foothill High offers 27 AP courses. 36 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 89% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Foothill High had 677 taking AP exams with a 491 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 75% percentile and somewhat above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||73%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||36%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||15%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||11%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||35%|
|AP Courses Offered||27|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||13%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||17%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
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4375 Foothill Rd.