Arcadia Unified School District

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The Arcadia Unified School District is a school district located in Arcadia, California.


The district consists of six elementary schools (Holly Avenue Elementary School, Longley Way, Baldwin Stocker, Camino Grove, Highland Oaks, and Hugo Reid), three middle schools (Richard Henry Dana Middle School, Foothills Middle School, First Avenue Middle School) and one high school, Arcadia High School (Arcadia, California).

Foothills Middle School[edit]

Foothills Middle School
171 E. Sycamore Ave.
Arcadia, California, 91006
United States
Coordinates 34°09′12″N 118°01′34″W / 34.15345°N 118.02605°W / 34.15345; -118.02605Coordinates: 34°09′12″N 118°01′34″W / 34.15345°N 118.02605°W / 34.15345; -118.02605
Type Middle school
Motto "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Established 1954
School district Arcadia Unified School District
Principal Mrs. Nadia Hillman
Faculty 33
Grades 6-8
Number of students 843
Mascot Scottie dog

Foothills Middle School is a three-year middle school for students in grades 6 through 8, located within the city of Arcadia, California. Feeder elementary schools to this student body population of 843 (2005-2006 census) are primarily Highland Oaks Elementary and Hugo Reid Elementary. Foothills Middle School feeds into Arcadia High School.

Academic performance[edit]

For 2005-2006, Foothills attained an API of 932 (957 in 2009), up 30 points from the previous school year.[1] More than 90% of students scored in the advanced proficient category for English and Language Arts, Math, and Science. In the 2007-2008 school year, Foothills Middle School scored second in terms of API in all of the public school systems in California. It is the 7th best middle school in California. In 2012, it's API score is 981.

Improvement works[edit]

In the summer of 2006, the city passed Measure I, a school bond measure. A portion of the collected revenues will fund improvements at Foothills Middle School, which include converting classrooms to science labs, expanding the music building, upgrading the multipurpose room, the library, and the computer lab facilities. However, construction was not able to start because an inspection test revealed that the school was built on a large fault. Remodeling however, will continue.

Student demographics[edit]

Asian 470 (57%) Black 15 (1.81%) Hispanic 108 (13.04%) Multiple Race 5 (0.60%) Pacific Islander 1 (0.12%) White 229 (27.66%) Female 440 (53%) Male 388 (47%) written by Albert


  1. ^ "Foothills Middle School, School Fact Sheet, 2005-2006". School Wise Press. Retrieved 2012-07-18.

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