Foothill has a few bad teachers but the majority of teachers are great my daughter got advanced on all her big tests and has advanced greatly in math while my son has strait As now and pays far more attention in class and on homework. The majority of the teachers are kind hearted and pay great attention to the students in their class and if we get a teacher that does not teach well or help the students we simply switch to another teacher by turning in a form for switching classes. The very rare fights that happen in this school are fixed and the students in the fight are punished. In an all together summary i would say foothill is a wonderful school.
Teachers aren't very great. Students are extremely innapropiate and act very innappropiately in front of teachers, who do nothing to stop them. Bell Schedule is also very annoying.
Schools in this area are ok if you have average students. Academic standards are low relative to the expense of living in this area. The schools offer very little in the way of advanced academics, sports, after school activiites, or help for struggling students. Quality of teachers is inconsistent.
We do not run 5 miles every Wednesday, only one. If you fail than you should go to learning center even though it is very hard to fail. I am a student
My grandson goes to this school and his comment was "it is very stressful". They had an assembly on bullying today, a lot of good it did. As my daughter was waiting to pick up her son, a fight broke out when one boy jumped another. Parents and students just stood around. My daughter ran over and broke it up. The PE teacher came out and instead of hauling them to the office, he told the boy who started it to go home! No consequences is why this bullying continues to grow worse. What is wrong with your staff?
i am a former Foothill student. I attended for 8th grade. That one year was the absolute worst of my life. The teachers was discouraging, the students were very innappropiate. i had a terrible time here.
My son loved 6th and 7th grade, but hated 8th, especially his advanced math teacher. She wasn't encouraging kids at all.
Ever since we have moved my son here from a school in Alamo, he's been doing so great. He used to be B's and C's but now he's so interested on learning that he's been taking home straight A's and he won't accept any lower than that. He has great teacher that keeps him interested and gives him all the support for him to achieve his goal.
this school has a lot of after school activites a bunch of different kinds of clubs and the staff are great. if your falling behind they have extra help for you. they even have a class you can sign up for where you have a whole period to catch up on homework or do homework and ask questions if you dont understand it. foothill middle school is a great school and you should definatly go to it.
I am currently a student at Foothill and I just love it! The parents and teachers are all great and they really help students that may struggle. Foothill has a fantastic education approach and the teachers are always cheery. The homework is very affective and it usually takes only 1-2 hours (well you do have like six classes). If I were a parent I would my son or daughter to go to this fabulous, outstanding, above average middle school!
i attend foothill middle school in walnut creek. Foothill is by far the best school i will ever go to and ever want to go to. They have helpful teachers and parents that are happy to commit to the job of watching the teachers at lunch. Their teachers are helpful, caring, and above the average teacher. Foothill is the best place to be they have very fun after school projects and club you can join. I love going to foothill. The teachers help me when i am having trouble with my homework classwork anything. i enjoy going there, going there helps me get the grades i want so far i have had straight A's. In the end i love going to foothill.
Foothill has managed to keep a good reputation because of it's academic scorings. Kids that enter this school that have any kind of struggles, whether it's academic or personal, are pushed aside and labeled as 'difficult', and addressed as a non-viable segment of the student population. By their own admission, the faculty and administration are not equipped to affectively educate and help the 10% of their student population.
I currently go to foothill. The teachers care about the kids no matter what their grades.
Excellent academic program quality. Music (band or orchestra) is offered as a class, as well as jazz band before school. The current and past jazz bands have won several awards for their amazing quality. Art is another offered elective, as well as a HOT lab (Hands On Technology), Woodshop, Drama, Language (Spanish and French), and many others. The parent involvement can be as minimal or large as you wish.
Foothill has many excellent teachers, and provides high quality of education. It offers orcehstra and band classes as seclective courses.
The acedemic programs are wonderful. The teachers care a lot about the children and will do anything to help them. They have an orchestra, band, and jazz band. They have the typical sports, such as football, basketball, baseball, tennis, volleyball, etc. They also have some after school classes. Some of them require you to be in GATE, but others are open to everyone. Parents have a monthly meeting, where they discuss everything going on and how to improve.
If you want your child to go to a school known for its academics, I would send them here no doubt. Most of the teachers are passionate about what they teach, and are happy to help those in need. If there are any problems with your student that they notice, they will not hesitate to talk to the student and notify you. This school has definitely improved my children's study habits immensly. The only complaint I have is the size of the school. It tends to be extremely crowded, but that is understandable because every parent wants their child to go to this school.
My step son attended foothill for three years. He entered the schoool as a gate student and was allowed to fail many of his classes. There is little parent/teacher intervention. Too much homework ( average 3-5 hours/night ) There were many times his mother, my husband , my stepson and myself were working on his homework at the same time! He is a severe asthmatic. P.E consisted of ballroom dancing on M,T,Th,Fr. and running 5 miles on Wed. Extremeley poor interaction with the vice principal trying to deal with some issues. I would rate this school as extremely poor. The staff does not demonstrate qualities of responsibility, accountability, leadership and scholastic achievement.
I feel as a parent of two students that foothill only cares about the honor students. They allow too many kids to be shuffled through without the education needed to survive in high school. Unless you are an excelerated student you are a bother to the school and their honors scores. An average student will become a below average student. The staff is extremely poor in helping with struggling students. Now if you have an A student this is a great place for them. Personally I would not recomend this school.
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.
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