Foothills Middle

Public 6-8

 171 E. Sycamore Ave.
       Arcadia, CA  91006-2452


(626) 821-8363

District: Arcadia Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
146th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,197 Help


Students who attend Foothills Middle usually attend:

High:    Arcadia High

Feeder schools for Foothills Middle:

Elementary:    Highland Oaks Elementary
    Hugo Reid Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  23.4 Help
Number of students:  683

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
63.0%
Hispanic:
18.6%
White:
12.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.5% Help


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Compare Details Foothills Middle ranks better than 94.8% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Arcadia Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.17. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
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Compare Details Foothills Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Arcadia Unified School District. Student population at Foothills Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (63%), Hispanic (18.6%), White (12.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Arcadia Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Foothills Middle is 23.4. 1 middle schools in the Arcadia Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Foothills Middle is $11,197. 1 middle schools in the Arcadia Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Foothills Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Foothills Middle 146th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Foothills Middle in the ranking list.)

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Arcadia Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Arcadia Unified 105th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Foothills Middle

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Rank History for all students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.32 99th 1769 94.4%
2005 80.39 279th 1777 84.3%
2006 90.08 122nd 1804 93.2%
2007 91.65 87th 1999 95.6%
2008 94.01 43rd 2005 97.9%
2009 93.12 44th 2063 97.9%
2010 92.32 51st 2179 97.7%
2011 93.00 34th 2236 98.5%
2012 89.58 89th 2259 96.1%
2013 92.47 35th 2379 98.5%
2015 96.23 72nd 2477 97.1%
2016 97.11 34th 2497 98.6%
2017 97.74 40th 2508 98.4%
2018 96.74 65th 2480 97.4%
2019 96.84 80th 2715 97.1%
2022 95.46 124th 2740 95.5%
2023 95.17 145th 2788 94.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.91 97th 678 85.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.96 5th 1364 99.6%
2019 71.69 198th 1442 86.3%
2023 80.99 104th 1523 93.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.52 431st 1532 71.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.71 33rd 2230 98.5%
2019 94.66 72nd 2369 97.0%
2022 92.20 116th 2458 95.3%
2023 91.11 148th 2535 94.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.24 56th 2262 97.5%
2019 95.79 76th 2380 96.8%
2022 94.70 133rd 2509 94.7%
2023 94.76 133rd 2535 94.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.37 98th 1369 92.8%
2019 64.34 349th 1491 76.6%
2022 56.91 448th 1531 70.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.30 86th 2273 96.2%
2019 96.93 75th 2407 96.9%
2022 95.02 132nd 2527 94.8%
2023 94.29 148th 2546 94.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.65 97th 700 86.1%
2019 80.05 97th 745 87.0%
2022 74.21 187th 733 74.5%
2023 71.76 211th 717 70.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.08 164th 2072 92.1%
2019 90.64 120th 2213 94.6%
2022 81.42 272nd 2359 88.5%
2023 90.07 137th 2379 94.2%
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Rank History for White students at Foothills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.32 133rd 1496 91.1%
2019 88.21 116th 1602 92.8%
2022 70.71 412th 1555 73.5%
2023 64.06 513th 1549 66.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Foothills Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 409 7 229 34 10 n/a n/a 0 689
1989 384 2 224 35 1 n/a n/a 0 646
1990 398 6 240 34 0 n/a n/a 0 678
1991 381 3 280 43 0 n/a n/a 0 707
1992 359 5 298 58 0 n/a n/a 0 720
1993 358 5 290 67 0 n/a n/a 0 720
1994 334 9 328 86 0 n/a n/a 0 757
1995 334 10 318 70 0 n/a n/a 0 732
1996 334 10 318 70 0 n/a n/a 0 732
1997 332 9 321 80 2 n/a n/a 0 744
1998 340 11 325 74 1 n/a n/a 0 751
1999 300 6 359 77 0 n/a n/a 0 742
2000 306 9 358 75 0 n/a n/a 0 748
2001 300 10 392 67 0 n/a n/a 0 769
2002 321 14 427 76 2 n/a n/a 0 840
2003 321 14 427 76 2 n/a n/a 0 840
2004 313 14 438 88 1 n/a n/a 0 854
2005 295 15 443 85 1 n/a n/a 0 839
2006 270 16 461 92 0 n/a n/a 4 843
2007 246 12 472 96 1 n/a n/a 8 835
2008 234 13 501 103 1 n/a n/a 0 852
2009 222 15 481 110 1 2 5 0 836
2010 229 15 470 108 0 1 5 0 828
2011 208 17 429 113 0 1 2 0 770
2012 185 16 443 106 0 0 0 0 750
2013 180 10 453 118 1 1 1 0 764
2014 192 16 443 112 4 1 1 0 769
2015 175 26 438 110 4 0 0 0 753
2016 175 27 458 105 3 0 2 0 770
2017 149 17 465 104 0 0 7 0 742
2018 152 11 446 110 1 0 6 0 726
2019 137 14 455 120 1 0 7 0 734
2020 135 11 460 109 1 0 14 0 730
2021 117 16 436 107 0 0 10 0 686
2022 90 11 394 111 0 0 23 0 629
2023 86 9 430 127 1 0 30 0 683

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Foothills Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 689 28.7 24.0 n/a
1989 646 28.7 22.5 n/a
1990 678 29.4 23.0 n/a
1991 707 30.4 23.2 n/a
1992 720 30.9 23.3 4.2
1993 720 30.7 23.5 4.2
1994 757 31.9 23.7 6.6
1995 732 29.0 25.2 11.6
1996 732 29.0 25.2 11.6
1997 744 30.6 24.3 7
1998 751 30.0 25.0 6.4
1999 742 31.4 23.6 5.7
2000 748 32.2 23.2 7.4
2001 769 32.3 23.8 5.9
2002 840 35.4 23.7 8.7
2003 840 35.4 23.7 8.7
2004 854 35.3 24.2 7.6
2005 839 32.0 26.2 6.6
2006 843 31.7 26.6 7.7
2007 835 31.6 26.4 7
2008 852 35.5 24.0 8
2009 836 31.6 24.1 9.6
2010 828 30.6 27.0 11.4
2011 770 n/a n/a 14.4
2012 750 31.0 24.1 n/a
2013 764 28.2 27.0 16.4
2014 769 29.8 25.7 18.7
2015 753 31.0 24.2 16.9
2016 770 32.0 24.0 17.9
2017 742 30.9 24.0 15.8
2018 726 30.9 23.4 22.5
2019 734 30.7 23.8 20.6
2020 730 n/a n/a 19.9
2021 686 30.0 22.8 18.8
2022 629 29.0 21.6 22.6
2023 683 29.1 23.4 25.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Foothills Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 689 28.7 24.0 n/a
1989 646 28.7 22.5 n/a
1990 678 29.4 23.0 n/a
1991 707 30.4 23.2 n/a
1992 720 30.9 23.3 4.2
1993 720 30.7 23.5 4.2
1994 757 31.9 23.7 6.6
1995 732 29.0 25.2 11.6
1996 732 29.0 25.2 11.6
1997 744 30.6 24.3 7
1998 751 30.0 25.0 6.4
1999 742 31.4 23.6 5.7
2000 748 32.2 23.2 7.4
2001 769 32.3 23.8 5.9
2002 840 35.4 23.7 8.7
2003 840 35.4 23.7 8.7
2004 854 35.3 24.2 7.6
2005 839 32.0 26.2 6.6
2006 843 31.7 26.6 7.7
2007 835 31.6 26.4 7
2008 852 35.5 24.0 8
2009 836 31.6 24.1 9.6
2010 828 30.6 27.0 11.4
2011 770 n/a n/a 14.4
2012 750 31.0 24.1 n/a
2013 764 28.2 27.0 16.4
2014 769 29.8 25.7 18.7
2015 753 31.0 24.2 16.9
2016 770 32.0 24.0 17.9
2017 742 30.9 24.0 15.8
2018 726 30.9 23.4 22.5
2019 734 30.7 23.8 20.6
2020 730 n/a n/a 19.9
2021 686 30.0 22.8 18.8
2022 629 29.0 21.6 22.6
2023 683 29.1 23.4 25.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Foothills Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,197

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Foothills Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 80th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 145th of 2788 Middle schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Foothills Middle)76.572.3
 4.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arcadia Unified)77.274
 3.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Foothills Middle)76.873.7
 3.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Arcadia Unified)74.169.9
 4.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Foothills Middle)81.476.9
 4.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arcadia Unified)77.277.4
 0.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Foothills Middle)80.567.1
 13.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Arcadia Unified)75.568.2
 7.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Foothills Middle)82.670.8
 11.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arcadia Unified)79.771.1
 8.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Foothills Middle)87.870.1
 17.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Arcadia Unified)81.367.3
 14%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Foothills Middle)70.654.7
 15.8%
   8th Grade Science (Arcadia Unified)62.854.3
 8.6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students734683
 6.9%
African American149
 35.7%
American Indian11
Asian455430
 5.5%
Hispanic120127
 5.8%
Pacific Islander00
White13786
 37.2%
Two or More Races730
 328.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.6%25.5%
 4.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Foothills Middle

Students who attend Foothills Middle usually go on to attend Arcadia High

Yes. Foothills Middle ranks in the top 5.2% of California middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 683 students attended Foothills Middle.

Students at Foothills Middle are 63% Asian, 19% Hispanic, 13% White, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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