Foothill has been ranked one of America's best high schools, based on findings by U.S. News & World Report.
The magazine releases an annual report listing what it deems to be America's best high schools. Public schools compete with private and charter schools for top rankings.
While Foothill did not fall among the top 100 gold medal schools, it is ranked as a silver-level school based on college readiness and student performance. Click here for the chart that details Foothill's rankings.
Only 126 of California's 1,999 high schools received silver or gold rankings, placing Foothill in the top 6.3 percent of high schools in California. Amador Valley also received a silver ranking.
Gold medals went to the top 100 high schools in the nation, with 17 going to California high schools. Eight of the California schools are public schools, while the rest are private or charter. The only Alameda County gold-medal schools in the top 100 are Mission San Jose in Fremont and Piedmont High School.
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