Premier Schools

Fountain Hills has a nationally ranked Pre-K to12 system though the Fountain Hills Unified School District. The school district includes McDowell Mountain Elementary School (Pre-K to 3rd), Fountain Hills Middle School (4th to 8th) and Fountain Hills High School (9th to 12th).

The District has small class sizes at an average of 18:1, a Vibrant Special Education Program, Fountain Hills Virtual Academy, and a Career and Technical Education Program.

School accolades and achievements include:

  • A+ rating from the Arizona Educational Foundation (McDowell Mountain Elementary School and Fountain Hills High School)
  • Ranked #32 in Arizona in 2021 by the U.S. News & World Report (Fountain Hills High School)
  • Ranked in the top 5% of schools in the US in 2017 by the U.S. News & World Report (Fountain Hills High School)
  • 2017 Girls Soccer State Champions
  • 2017 Boys Basketball State Champions
  • 2017 Beach Volleyball State Champions
  • 2017 Girls Track & Field State Champions
  • 2017 Volleyball State Champions
  • 2018 Beach Volleyball State Champions
  • 2019 Beach Volleyball State Runner-Up

Fountain Hills also offers the top-graded Fountain Hills Charter School, a P-8 free tuition Montessori school.