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Foothill High School
230 Pala Avenue
San Jose, CA  95127
(408) 928-9100

Foothill High School opened in 1965, moving to the current site in 1972. Unlike most continuation school sites in the state, Foothill’s campus was intended to be a small, flexible and supportive continuation site from the very beginning. It is an alternative setting for students experiencing difficulty in the traditional school.

Small class size of 20 students to each teacher and team teaching strategies, used regularly and  well, promote individualized attention. Student support includes a child development center that provides day care for any student enrolled in the Family Learning Center program.

Foothill is a school for all students who are down credits and want to earn their high school diploma. Foothill is committed to giving all students the necessary skills and academic background to be successful with their academic studies. These skills will give students the opportunity to gain employment or continue their education at the college level. Staff encourage and support students in the classroom and also with CEOS (Credit Earning Opportunities).  

Foothill is dedicated to equity and success for all students and eagerly looks forward to providing the best learning opportunities possible.

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

An annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is produced for each California school.  It provides valuable information for parents, teachers, administrators and the community, including:

  • Description of Facilities
  • Demographics
  • Curriculum
  • Special Programs
  • Academic and Test Data
  • Teacher/Staff Information
  • School Safety
  • Fiscal Data

SARC Facts

Parent Handbook
The parent handbook contains important information for parents:

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Key District Policies
  • Important Meeting Dates
  • Testing Dates
  • Parenting Tips
  • Valuable Phone Numbers

Please take time to review the handbook with your student(s) for a very successful school year.   Parent Handbook