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Fountain Hills Schools

The Fountain Hills Unified School District covers more than 19 square miles and also draws from the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Goldfield Ranch to make up the approximately 2,230 student population.

The four main campuses included in the district are Fountain Hills High School (grades 9-12), Fountain Hills Middle School (grades 6-8), Four Peaks Elementary (grades 3-5), and McDowell Mountain Elementary (grades preK-2)

FHUSD is proud to be able to keep the student/teacher ratios well within board-mandated guidelines with a staff of 125 highly qualified teachers. Working hand-in-hand, the administrators and teachers have meticulously molded a strong educational curriculum as the focal point of Fountain Hills’ daily instructional program.

The district has also continued the award-winning Fountain Hills Mentoring Program, started by MCO properties 10 years ago. This program pairs Fountain Hills residents with elementary students who are in need of extra academic attention, which operates at around 100 members throughout the school year. Dr. Bill Myhr serves as Superintendent of FHUSD and began his tenure in Fountain Hills in June 2007.

Facilities and Growth

The School District remains the largest employer in Fountain Hills. There are 125 certified staff positions and 71 classified staff positions currently supported by the district.


The district’s administration office is located at 16000 E. Palisades Blvd. on the high school campus. The telephone number is (480)664-5000. The district maintains a website at

Technology upgrades of the district’s facilities with modern computer hardware, software and infrastructure are overseen by the director of technology. A budget advisory team and a benefits review committee continue to assist the superintendent with recommendations in those areas.

The district’s most recent addition is the FHUSD Learning Center. This facility, located adjacent to the District Office, provides a meeting place for the school board as well as local classes, clubs and teacher development meetings.

For Newcomers

Following is important information for newcomers to the community and district:

  • Entrance age requirements – Pupils entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before Aug. 31. A certified birth certificate must be presented at registration so a copy can be made.
  • Immunization – All enrolling students must provide proof of immunization as required by Arizona state law. Residents should make sure their child’s records are forwarded to the appropriate school in Fountain Hills.
  • Open Enrollment – Children who do not live in the district may be admitted through open enrollment. Parents must provide transportation for pupils not living in Fountain Hills.
  • Students living in designated areas are provided bus transportation. Residents can contact the administration office for specific information, bus routes and schedules. A bus with a wheelchair lift is available for students with special needs.
  • Each school has an equipped nurse’s room staffed with an accredited nurse’s aide. The district’s registered nurse serves all four campuses, visits each on a regular schedule and available within minutes when needed.
  • Accommodations for those with disabilities – All facilities are handicap accessible; each school provides state-mandated special education for children with special requirements.
  • Crosswalks and crossing guards are provided at main intersections near elementary schools, and bicycle racks are installed at each school.

Fountain Hills Charter School and Preschools

Fountain Hills Charter School is divided into two adjacent campuses located at 16751 E. Glenbrook Blvd. and 16811 E. El Pueblo Blvd., east of Fountain Hills Blvd. on the north side of town. This public elementary school serves grades K-8 and exemplifies the holistic approach to instruction conceived¬† from the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori. The Charter School’s mission is to enable students to develop strategies for the acquistion of knowledge, skills and values needed to participate meaningfully in a pluralistic society. For more information about the Fountain Hills Charter School visit the Fountain Hills Charter School website.

For more information about Fountain Hills preschools and child care centers please visit Childcare Centers in Fountain Hills