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The Fountain Hills Unified School District has earned a reputation for excellent academic programs, noteworthy student achievement, and high levels of parent and community involvement. Over the past several years the district has earned respect throughout the state as a small, friendly, high achieving district with well-trained and motivated staff.Serving nearly 2,500 students on four main campuses, they include:

  • McDowell Mountain Elementary School – Preschool through 3rd grade –  480.664.5200
  • Four Peaks Elementary – 4th through 5th grades – 480.664.5400
  • Fountain Hills Middle School – 6th through 8th grades – 480.664.5400
  • Fountain Hills High School – 9th through 12th grades – 480.664.5500

FHUSD students consistently take home academic awards in science, math, and other curriculum when competing with students from other districts in Arizona. It is this high degree of student achievement that attracts top students and teachers from around the state and country to the Fountain Hills Unified School District.

Fountain Hills also offers a Montessori preschool for children ages 2 – 5. It’s a tuition free charter school following the Montessori program of providing curriculum designed to take full advantage of the self-motivation and unique ability of each child to develop his or her own capabilities.

Recreation

The simple joys of growing up in a small hometown are alive and well in Fountain Hills. The pace is slower and the active outdoor lifestyle translates to all ages. Playing in the park is for those from “one to 92”!

The combination of recreational venues in Fountain Hills and the surrounding areas, and outstanding town and school activity programs, provide a wealth of opportunity for children, young adults and families to enjoy the Arizona sunshine and learn, play and grow together.

Fountain Park is always buzzing with activity and events; and nearby McDowell Mountain Regional Park, a 21,099-acre park, offers wilderness and hiking, picnic areas, trails, and miles of mountain biking terrain.  A kid favorite is joining Ranger Amy to identify the gorgeous cactus flowers blooming in the desert. Be sure to bring your camera.

Saguaro Lake Recreation Area is an easy 20-minute drive and offers fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, camping, picnicking with a full-service marina and lakeshore restaurant. Tubing, kayaking and canoeing are popular summertime activities along the Salt River Recreation Area, about 25 minutes away. The river is a favorite among local anglers and fly fishermen.

Superstition Mountain Regional Park is an easy and beautiful 30-minute drive east. The Usury Mountain Recreation Area and Wind Cave are even closer, via the Beeline and Bush highways. For serious four-wheel drive enthusiasts, a well-maintained trail leads all the way to the summit of Four Peaks. Professional tours to the top of Four Peaks are also available.

 

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