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Foothill High School

Preschool | Grades 10-12 | East Side Union High
230 Pala Ave
San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 928-9100

About This School

Foothill High School is located in San Jose, CA and is one of 23 high schools in East Side Union High School District. It is a alt. school that serves 344 students in grades 10-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Foothill High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Foothill High School had an API growth score of 552 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Foothill High School's 2012 base score was 562 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Foothill High School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

48% 52%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

per student
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To me Foothill was my last resort after having a giving birth to a sick baby but for me i knew i needed to obtain my high school diploma for me to succeed for me and my child's future overall what i took advantage of for resources and utilized was the family learning center. Its a great chance for young moms to relate to each other as well as gain new friendships and shoulders to lean on. as for the classroom setting, times weren't always great but when you ignored ignorance and minded your business you got your work done with each step bringing you one step if not ten steps closer to graduation foothill in general is great for those struggling wondering and troublesome minds to make it by and cross that stage without looking back back in regrets.

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