Foothill High is a Great School. Our second Grandson to attend this school is now enrolled and we are excited about his future.
At Foothill, the teachers and counselors really care about the well being of the students. The campus is gorgeous and spacious. The quality of the education there has made Foothill the best school in Northern California, no contest. Foothill has the highest API scores north of Sacramento and an academically excellent program education has to offer. In addition, the sports and arts are highly praised and offer every student opportunites to be involed, especially the music department which is the best performing arts class on campus, no contest again. If I were a parent, I would definitely send my children to Foothill because it offers more than just an education; it offers success for life, guaranteed.
My grandson went from hating school, to loving it after just a week into his freshman year. He will be a senior next semester, and still loves it. My Granddaughter has gone on to Chico after finding her direction in life at Foothills FFA. She works for a bank, is a good student, and is everything you want for your grandkids. Love the events and open communication with staff. I wish it was here when my son was in high school.
foothill is the best school ever! The teachers actually care about the students and really get to know them. Admin go the distance to make the school as fun and safe as possible. Foothill is the school to go to if you want the full high school experience; football games are amazing, basketball games are always fun and so on!! I was a student at foothill and now i am in college to be a high school english teacher and hopefully I can come back and teach at FHS! GO COUGARS!!!
foothill is the best school ever it has a great football team that i played for it is awesome and it has cool teacher one of the best is hamilton and another is mc he is cool so ya. it is awesome
Foothill High School is the best high school in Northern California! This year's API was 799 the highest in the area. The teachers go the extra distance to insure students learn. The sports program and music programs are outstanding winning many sectional titles! I am very proud of our local high school!
Great school, most teachers are caring and expert in their field. Admistration sets up a safe environment. A little sports heavy with modest regard for the arts. Way too much parent involvement and power with regard boosters and Club Cougar. A really clean campus that seems to overcome it minor short comings.
I am a parent of a foothill student, he is graduating this year and it has, for the most part, been okay. The parent involvement is a little below average . The music and drama programs are great. The big sport programs are solid, but some of the smaller ones, like the ski/snowboard teams are a joke. Every year my son always ends up with some 'rotten egg' teachers, but every school will have some of those. I have witnessed a few of the teachers there, to have a complete lack of respect for their students. The cougar challenge (a community service or career project for seniors)is a program that needs to be lost. It has a complete lack of organization and overly subjective judging that add up to make one big frustrating mess.
This is my first year at Foothill HIgh School, and it has been alright. But to the parents who have made comments about how everyone is a good influence on your children, ah well there aren't that many great influences. The teachers are okay, Mrs. H (drama teacher) is probably the best, but the over all quality isn't that good.
This is a great school if students are self motivated or have parents that are pushing them to excel. However, if a student is drifting and doesn't have much parent support it's likely they'll fall through the cracks. This is primarily due to insufficient numbers of counselors. Four guidance counselors for over 1700 students -- you do the math. Luckily, the four counselors on site are very good if somewhat overloaded. Music and Art programs are nothing special, but the Drama Department seems to excel. Sports programs are well regarded. Regarding parent involvement, about 10 to 15 percent of parents are involved but that's not enough. All in all, a good school for the top 20 percent of students. As for the rest, they're on their own.
Due to high levels of parental support and a great faculty and staff, Foothill High School continies to produce some of the most motivated and successful students in teh North State area. Foothill offers AP classes in nearly all subjects including spanish and french. The after school activities offer a wide array of methods for your childs development; from Basketball to Volleyball, Chess to Media, your child can master an art with the best mentors around. Kids feel safe on campus because of a good security staff as well as a positive and supportive staff who din't mind keeping a watchful eye on the safety of each student. Parental involvement is generally high when compared to another districts percentages.
I believe that this school should be more personal with parents of students who are failing a class rather than just sending a form letter through the mail .Their musuc program is outstanding.The dramas dept. of Club cougar is wonderful.
My daughter has gone to Foothill for two years now, and has loved every day of it. The children are good influences on her and there are plenty of clubs and activities to keep her and her friends on the right track. She has made many new friends and feel extremely at home there. The office staff is always friendly and the Administration has been more than helpful everytime I have had anything to do with them. I would recomend this school to anyone who lives in Palo Cedro or Redding. The teachers care about the welfare of the children and parent involvement is always welcome and strongly encouraged. This is a great school, and I am glad my daughter can be a part of it. This school is going to help her to be the best that she can be.
Excellent school, teachers and counselors especially go the extra mile to help students reach their goals.
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