Fountain Hills Unified School District Enjoys Community Support

Posted on Nov 3, 2017
Fountain Hills Unified School District Enjoys Community Support

For all four schools within the Fountain Hills Unified School District (FHUSD), quality education and the opportunity for extracurricular activities is a huge priority. With nearly 2,500 students, this public school district in Maricopa County is set in a more intimate environment than larger school districts in the area. The FHUSD considers its smaller size one of its unique strengths and characteristics. The focus is on individual attention for each child, helping him or her gain an extraordinary educational experience. The four schools within FHUSD are:

  • McDowell Mountain Elementary School
  • Four Peaks Elementary School
  • Fountain Hills Middle School
  • Fountain Hills High School

Supportive Community

Schools in the FHUSD are fortunate to be part of a community-wide support team, including Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the Town of Fountain Hills, the Golden Eagle Education Foundation, and the FHUSD Parent and Teacher Organization. Other community partners include the Fountain Hills Kiwanis, Sunset Kiwanis, Brokers Alliance, Four Peaks Rotary Club, Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, Safe Homes Fountain Hills, and Fountain Hills Sister Cities.  When a community surrounds their school district, students have even greater opportunities for success.

Elementary Schools

McDowell Elementary School serves students from pre-kindergarten through third grade. McDowell focuses on teaching and providing young children with the foundation they will need to build on for educational success in later grades.  McDowell likes to say they put “Quality First.”Four Peaks Elementary School teaches students in grades 4 and 5.

Fountain Hills Middle School

This middle school, serving students in grades 4 through 8, is “committed to empowering students to achieve success by providing high quality instruction.” With the support provided by the small surrounding community and its partners, it’s no doubt that every resource available will be optimized for these students. The Falcon Leadership Club is all about service, offering mentoring and tutoring classes to help any students that might be struggling.

Fountain Hills High School

Fountain Hills High School (FHHS) has just received the Silver 2017 Best High Schools Award, given by U.S. News and World Report. FHHS serves students from 9th through 12th grade. Between the Falcons and Lady Falcons, kids at FHHS love their sports! They also love their cars with the Fountain Hills Car Club up and ready to go for the new school year. A passionate science teacher, Dr. Paul McElligott recently won a $250 Classroom Teacher Grant Award from the Society of Aviation and Flight Education (SAFE). This grant money enable the purchase of micro drones. Science students are planning to reverse engineer them in order to learn more about aviation and aerodynamics. Way to go, Dr. McElligott and students! Dr. McElligott also won the 2015 Teacher of the Year award.

It is important to have the support of the surrounding community encircle the school district. The Fountain Hills Unified School District is very fortunate to have a community of love and support surround the students. Providing that base will go a long way toward helping them achieve their goals. Talk to a Launch Real Estate Agent about homes in Fountain Hills school district.