Foothill High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Pleasanton Unified
Type Public
 Phone (925)461-6600
 Location 4375 Foothill Rd.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Charter School No

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.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific36%766
Native American Indian0.5%11
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.5%10
Two or more races2.9%61

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 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

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 88th in California

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
Girls55% to 59%*80% to 84%*
Boys60% to 64%*75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander75% to 79%*85% to 89%*
Black40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic30% to 39%*50% to 59%*
Multiracial60% to 79%*50% or more*
White55% to 59%*80% to 84%*
With Disabilites11% to 19%*30% to 39%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Foothill High students in 2016 was 1250.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 16th in California

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

7 out of 10

Rank: 226th in California

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 state median of 55 percent.

School State
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

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.8%18
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%4

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.3%6
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.6%56


Foothill High
4375 Foothill Rd.
Pleasanton, CA

10 out of 10 1


Pleasanton Unified
Pleasanton, CA