On balance, it's a very good school. Teachers & parents are involved. It's a distinguished school for a reason. I agree that teachers have off days like anyone and or may not be as consistent as you would like. Some issues that can happen anywhere: disciplining a whole class for inappropriate behavior of one or two is a bit myopic, sends the wrong message, and deprives the majority of the class of valued subject matter - better off sending the perpetrators to the office or into a corner; teacher speaking too fast, especially in math, and assuming the kids understand, and blowing off questions asking for clarification, doesn't leave a good impression in a child's eyes (bad day or not. BJ & Mr. Dial & office support provides stability, security & guidance needed for the youngsters. I'm glad my girls attend Foothill. As parents, you need to participate and be active as feasible.
Teachers know their students well. Many great 6th and 7th grade teachers with good parent teacher communication--while some teachers maybe not as good. Most teachers are very accessible to parents and students. Students success still depends on parents, teachers and students working together.
We had two children go through this school. The curriculum is poor and the teachers are unwilling to adjust. Lots of complaints from math/english teachers about the students not being prepared by grammar schools, but no additional work to fix things up. Lots of useless homework - cut & paste, without enough basics. Parents have to work hard to pick up the slack.
My son went to Foothill and he would compliments about it everyday when I went to pick him up. Even I know that it is a good school because the teachers are good, the school is good and the most important thing is the school is very safe. And the best... Mr. Johnson ( the principal) and Mr. Dial ( vice principal ) are both very firendly and understandable. If I would have to rate this school out of 10, I would give it a 9.5.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Foothill Middle School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Foothill Middle School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.