Welcome to Foothill High School
Foothill High School, a four-year secondary school, is one of two comprehensive high schools and one alternative high school in the Pleasanton Unified School District. Foothill opened in 1973 and currently has about 2,300 students. The campus is located at the base of the foothills that border the inner eastern San Francisco Bay Area. Pleasanton is a suburban community with an economic mix of families, and our student body reflects a diverse economic spectrum. In order to accommodate growing enrollment, the voters in the district passed two bond measures for school renovation that have given us more classrooms, athletic space and upgraded technology. While the town remains predominantly small and friendly in spirit, the actual population has grown larger as the result of the housing boom and proximity to Silicon Valley. With this influx, the demographics of the school have shifted, increasing the demand for more competitive academic programs to meet the needs of an upwardly mobile, newly affluent community. Foothill's rich tradition of both care and accountability is a factor in helping each student reach his or her full potential. Recognized as 2001 California Distinguished School and a 2002 National Blue Ribbon California nominee, Foothill remains dedicated to school improvement. Scholastically, students excel, scoring above national, state and district averages on standardized tests (STAR), high school exit exams and the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Advanced Placement test results are high as well. At Foothill, each student is treated as an individual, held to high expectations and given challenging learning opportunities to meet his or her academic needs. Students may select from traditional academic course offerings, student support programs and a variety of honors and advanced placement offerings.