Foothill High School (Orange County, California)

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Foothill High School
19251 Dodge Avenue
Santa Ana 92705, CA
United States
Coordinates 33°46′03″N 117°47′53″W / 33.767411°N 117.798071°W / 33.767411; -117.798071Coordinates: 33°46′03″N 117°47′53″W / 33.767411°N 117.798071°W / 33.767411; -117.798071
Type Public
Established 1963
School district Tustin Unified School District
Principal Nick Stephany
Faculty 114
Grades 9th-12th
Enrollment ~2200
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Vegas Gold
Mascot Knight
Rival Tustin High School
Information (714)730-7464

Foothill High School is a public secondary school located in the unincorporated community of Tustin Foothills in Orange County, California, with a mailing address of Santa Ana, California in the Tustin Unified School District. It is the only school in the Tustin Unified School District to offer the International Baccalaureate program. It is a multiple recipient of the California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School awards.

History and culture[edit]

Opened in September 1963 on 37 acres (150,000 m2) of land, it is the second oldest high school in the Tustin Unified School District. Its name is derived from its literal position at the base of Cowan Heights and Lemon Heights in North Tustin. The school's colors are black and gold. The school's mascot is the Knight.

FHS offers 16 Advance Placement courses, 5 International Baccalaureate Higher Level, and 8 International Baccalaureate Standard Level courses.

Notable alumni[edit]

The FHS Gym


Current head football coach of the Kansas State Wildcats, Bill Snyder, coached at Foothill High School from 1969-1974, then went on to a coach at Austin College and Iowa before landing at Kansas State University.[4][5]


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