Foothill Elementary School is located in a beautiful and spacious setting at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the community of Prather, California. As part of the Sierra Uniﬁed School District and feeding Sierra Junior and Senior High School, we provide a comprehensive academic program for transitional kindergarten (TK) through sixth grade. Our strong educational program in math, language arts, social studies, and science is further enhanced by daily instruction from credentialed specialists in physical education, music and art.
Foothill is unique in providing Responsive Extension and Intervention (REI) to students four days a week. REI provides targeted academic instruction to students at their prescribed level of performance in language arts and math.
Credentialed teachers provide intensive intervention in reading to students that are below grade level. Grade-level teachers provide targeted support and instruction for students approaching or at grade level in math and language arts.
Credentialed teachers provide extended inquiry-based learning for students above grade level in the unique LEAP Lab. Students are assessed, teachers meet, and placements are reviewed on a six-week basis.
Beyond The Classroom
Students in grades 3-6 have the opportunity to participate in after school activities that include cross-country, track, guitar club, electronics club, spelling bee, book club, wrestling, computer coding, dirt bike club, and more. Students at Foothill have competed in and been recognized at the county level in both the spelling bee and Peach Blossom oral interpretation.
Serving A Diverse Community
As a mountain community, diversity is an asset. Our students come to school daily from across the mountain, including Tollhouse, Auberry, Prather, Shaver, and other micro-communities. Three Native American rancherias are served by our school, as well as families living in Fresno, Clovis, Shaver, Wishon, and more. As a comprehensive elementary, we provide services to students with disabilities in a manner that simultaneously individualizes and integrates their education.
Every Day We SOAR!
Every Day We SOAR!
Our school mascot Kwi’na is a golden eagle who embodies being our best in body, intellect and spirit. As a recognized gold-level Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) school, every day we SOAR: Show respect, On task, Accountable and Responsible. Like Kwi’na, adults and young scholars alike strive to be our Eagle best!