Foothill High School (Orange County, California)
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|Foothill High School|
19251 Dodge Avenue
|School district||Tustin Unified School District|
|Student to teacher ratio||28.50|
|Color(s)|| Vegas gold |
|Rival||Tustin High School|
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
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.
- Brian Alexander, former United States men's national water polo team member and 2011 Pan American Games gold medalist
- Eva Angelina (2003), adult film actress
- Brad Boxberger, baseball player
- Mike Champion (1976–1978), baseball player with the San Diego Padres
- Jamal Duff (1990), football player, actor
- Bruce Furniss, 1976 Olympic gold medalist, swimming
- Steve Furniss, 1972 Olympic bronze medalist, swimming
- Jason Hairston (1990), businessman, professional football player
- Margo Harshman (2004), TV & film actress Even Stevens
- Brittany Hayes, 2008 Olympic silver medalist, water polo
- Chris Hoke (1994), professional football player
- Phil Hughes (2004), baseball player
- Norm Katnik (1999), NFL center for Minnesota Vikings
- Adam Koets (2002), professional football player
- Jillian Kraus (born 1986), water polo player
- J. W. Krumpholz (2006), Olympic silver medalist, water polo
- Richard Lambourne (1993), 2008 USA Olympic gold medalist, men's volleyball team
- Matthew Lillard (1988), actor, Scooby Doo, Scream
- Caitlin Lowe, member of the USA National Softball Team
- Kristen Mann (2001), Indiana Fever WNBA
- Bobby Okereke (2014), NFL linebacker for Indianapolis Colts
- Jeff Pickler, baseball player and coach
- Rod Strachan, Olympic gold medalist
- Victory Tischler-Blue (1977), singer, film producer, and member of the band The Runaways
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.
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