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Nestled at the foot of Mt. Diablo in Walnut Creek, California is Foothill Middle School. Much like our beloved mountain, Foothill offers extraordinary vistas for our students. Our school’s journey began in 1962 when Foothill was established to provide educational services to the students of a mostly rural and expanding suburban community. Early on Foothill’s reputation was of a school whose students achieved academic excellence. As we continue that journey some 50 years later we now look to providing today’s students with a 21 Century education that recognizes not only the needs of each student but also the ever changing landscape they face in high school and beyond.

The Foothill Community is committed to provide a safe, orderly, respectful and supportive environment conducive to academic learning and self-growth. We encourage tolerance and understanding by supporting initiatives to address today’s pressing problems including the proper use of social media and standing together against bullying and harassment. Our rich school culture includes art, music, theater, world languages, ecology, community service, and CJSF.

We encourage a cooperative and supportive educational partnership among students, staff, parents, and community. This partnership provides resources and support to enhance student learning and ensure student success. The development of a Foothill Strategic Plan in collaboration with all the stakeholders will assist us in building a strong infra-structure to support our 21st Century learning goals. The learning environment also expands beyond the walls of a classroom to include the rich resources of our community including programs like Project Lead The Way, UC Berkeley's Web-based Science Inquiry Environment (WISE) and the US History Grant Project.

The recognition of school success goes beyond an API score. We provide students and staff the opportunity to celebrate their achievements. Students participate in Student of the Month, Honor Roll, and other reward celebrations. Staff is recognized monthly by their peers with the Good Apple Award and the Sunshine Award. We are honored to have teachers who received the Walnut Creek Educator of the Year award and the California League of Middle School Teacher of the Year Region IV Award.