James A. Foshay Junior High School opened February, 1925Foshay strived to become a California Distinguished School in October, 1995. The school wrote the proposal in December 1995 and in 1996 Foshay received the honor of being named as a California Distinguished School.
For six years he was a member of the School Examining Board of Los Angeles County. He continued as Superintendent of the Public Schools of Los Angeles until 1906. Dr. Foshay was a staunch supporter of the principles of the Republican party, and took a keen personal interest in not just the questions of public policy affecting his home community, but also the major political issues relating to the affairs of the state and the nation. He died on January 14, 1914.