Foothill High School (Orange County, California)

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Foothill High School
19251 Dodge Avenue
Santa Ana 92705, California
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 Mike Williams
Faculty 114
Grades 9th-12th
Enrollment 2,526 (2014-15)[1]
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 Santa Ana, California. It has a mailing address of Santa Ana, but it is a part of 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 recipient of multiple 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, and its mascot is the Knight.

FHS offers 16 Advanced Placement courses, five International Baccalaureate Higher Level, and eight 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.[7][8]


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