Foothill High School (Orange County, California)

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Foothill High School
19251 Dodge Avenue

Coordinates33°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
School districtTustin Unified School District
PrincipalMichelle England[1]
Staff86.55 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment2,424 (2019-20)[2]
Student to teacher ratio28.50[2]
Color(s)  Vegas gold
RivalTustin High School

Foothill High School is a public secondary school located in the unincorporated community of North Tustin, 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


Former 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.[9][10]


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  2. ^ a b c "Foothill High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
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  4. ^ "NFL - Players Rosters - National Football League - ESPN". ESPN.
  5. ^ "USA Water Polo Player BIO". Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
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  7. ^ Foster, Chris (March 2, 1994). "PREP BASEBALL '94: CENTURY LEAGUE: Foothill Enjoys Fruit of Pickler Family Tree". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 21, 2016 – via LA Times.
  8. ^ Lovret, Juanita (July 23, 2012). "Reflecting on Tustin's Olympians". Orange County Register.
  9. ^ "Coach Snyder FHS Alumni Assoc". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
  10. ^ "Bill Snyder bio - Kansas State Sports". Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2014-09-18.

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