Foothill High School (Santa Ana, California)

Foothill High School (Santa Ana, California)

Infobox_School | name = Foothill High School

imagesize = 100px
motto =
established = 1963
type = Public
district = Tustin Unified School District
principal = Al Marzilli
faculty = 114
enrollment = ~2200
grades = 9 - 12
mascot = Knight
colors = Black, Gold, White
location = 19251 Dodge Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
country = United States of America
information = (714) 730-7464
website = []

Foothill High School is a public high school located in unincorporated community of North Tustin in Orange County, California, with a mailing address of Santa Ana, California; however, it is a high school in the Tustin Unified School District. During the 2005-2006 school year, Foothill High School had a non-white population of about 43%. 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.

Mission Statement

"Foothill High School fosters a positive and rigorous learning environment, which encourages students to value themselves and others while pursing their maximum potential. In this environment, students care about developing personal values; respect artistic, cultural, and intellectual diversity; and produce quality work."

History and culture

Opened in September 1963 on 37 acres 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. The school is well known for its athletics and acclaimed teams. Many Foothill graduates have gone on to be professional athletes and some of their sports teams are currently rated #1 in the state.


One of the many traditions is the long-standing feud between the Tustin High School and Foothill High School football teams. The assembly to promote this game usually involves a squad of "Tustin Cheerleaders": volunteer Foothill males dressed in skimpy outfits using inflated balloons for breasts who dance in choreographed, cheerleader-style routines to make a mockery of Tustin High School. At the end of the performance, a stereotyped "hillbilly" Tiller (Tustin High School's mascot) arrives and is swiftly defeated by the Foothill school mascot, the Knight.

"Senior Munch" is another integral part of Foothill tradition. As indicated by its name, Senior Munch is a day in which the senior class is allowed to have an off-campus event during the week. While the events vary slightly from year to year, they generally include:
*breakfast at Knott's Berry Farm with a hypnotist show following.

*dinner and a "joust" at Medieval Times

*Universal Studios is also one of the munches this year.

There are usually three Munches per year; this number can decrease if low attendance is expected.


Foothill High School has many strong academic programs, including the Advanced Placement program and the International Baccalaureate program. In addition, students can join the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, designed to help "B" and "C" students move on to a four-year university. During the 2003-2004 school year, a biweekly 40-minute "reading period" was introduced in order to provide on-campus, free tutoring to students. This program has since been expanded in order to provide California High School Exit Exam tutoring for juniors and seniors in danger of not graduating as a result of failure to pass the CAHSEE.

Since the 2005-2006 school year, almost all classes use the online educational service Edline. Edline is said to soon be replaced by Aeries new online program.

Advanced placement

There are 16 AP courses available to students.

*AP Biology
*AP Calculus AB
*AP Calculus BC
*AP Chemistry
*AP Computer Science A
*AP Computer Science AB
*AP Economics: Micro
*AP English Literature and Composition
*AP European History
*AP Physics B
*AP Psychology
*AP Spanish Language
*AP Statistics
*AP United States History
*AP Government and Politics: United States
*AP French 5

Some students opt to take AP Economics: Macro, AP English Language and Composition, and/or AP French Language, although there are no official AP classes on campus for these tests.

International Baccalaureate

In addition, there are 6 IB Higher Level and 10 IB Standard Level courses offered, but because of the individualized nature of International Baccalaureate study, students are able to take many of the higher level classes as a standard level study and vice versa. As a requirement of the IB program, the IB students at foothill are required to take the class known as Theory of Knowledge. For the past several years at Foothill, unique to other schools, these classes have been offered during the night for several hours twice a week. This is considered a seventh period for the students.

Higher level

*IB Biology HL
*IB English Language A1 HL
*IB Mathematics HL
*IB Visual Arts HL
*IB History of the Americas HL

tandard level

*IB Computer Science SL
*IB French B SL
*IB Latin B SL
*IB Mathematics SL
*IB Physics SL
*IB Psychology SL
*IB Spanish B SL
*IB Visual Arts SL

Current administration (2007-2008)

Office administration
*Principal: Al Marzilli
*Assistant Principals: Michele Boudreaux, Mike Velez
*Dean: Diane Blackstone
*Counselors: Julie McGinis (A-E), Beverly Willie (F-L, At Risk), Lisa Knight (M-Rd), Sandy Benz (Re-Z),
*Career Center Coordinator: Debbie Cuzens
*Activities Director: Kelly McQuown

Department chairs
*Science: Sheryl Beamer
*Physical Education: Vince Brown
*Mathematics: Janet Cutler
*Social Science: Monique Dale and Kelly McQuown
*English: Joan Kasper
*Foreign Language: Stella Plunkett
*Fine Arts: George Waibel

Notable alumni

*Jamal Duff (Football Player / Actor)
*Margo Harshman (Actress, most known for her role on "Even Stevens")
*Brittany Hayes - 2008 Olympic silver medalist, water polo
*Caitlin Lowe (Member of the USA National Softball Team)
*Steve Furniss (1972 Summer Olympics, swimming)
*Bruce Furniss (1976 Summer Olympics, swimming)
*Matthew Lillard (1988) (Shaggy from Scooby Doo) [ [ Matthew Lillard ] ]
*Richard Lambourne (1992) (2008 USA Olympic Gold Medalist - Men's volleyball team) [ [ USA volleyball bio for Lambourne] ]
*Chris Hoke (1994) (Member of 2006 Super Bowl Champions Pittsburgh Steelers) [ [ ESPN - Chris Hoke] ]
*Norm Katnik (1999) National Football League center for Minnesota Vikings
*Adam Koets (2002) NFL New York Giants Super Bowl Champs
*Aundre Jordan Deffensive End//Running Back
*Eva Angelina (2003) (Adult Film Star)
*Phil Hughes (2004)(New York Yankees pitcher)
*J. W. Krumpholz (2005) Olympic silver medalist, water polo) [ [ USA Water Polo Player BIO] ]
*Melissa Starr (2006) (Seventh golfer on Championship Teams)


External links

* [ Foothill High School Website]
* [ Tustin Unified District Website]
* [ International Baccalaureate English Website]
* [ Edline Corporate Website]

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