FOUNTAIN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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15414 N MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN RD
FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ 85268
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Phone: 480-664-5400
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Fountain Hills Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 133.3
  • Number Students: 400
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 2987
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Anita Gomez
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (38 ratings)
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    School Reviews (29 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-07
    "Coming from a bigger district, this school is a breath of fresh air. As an employee, I feel incredibly supported by my administration. Be it the principal, vice principal, counselor, or technology and maintenance, someone is always able to help. Everyone that works at this school, works so hard to make it the safest environment possible. The ample options of extracurricular activities allows students to find an outlet that best fits them. Each grade offers honors classes that foster student learning and pushes them to their fullest potential. It is unfortunate that people have had unfavorable experiences in this district, but many people have had great experiences as well. I am very thankful that I am able to spend part of my career in such a great school. I am so proud to say that I am a Fountain Hill Falcon."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-28
    "Co-principals Gomez and Galietti have zero leadership skills. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. BUPKISS. It's no wonder the school rating is dropping and the good teachers are leaving. I'm doubtful that either principal truly has the best interest of my child, or any child, at heart. They don't seem to effectively handle normal minor occurrences, I fear what would happen in the event of something more serious, or, goodness forbid, an actual emergency. For those who wonder why so many parents go "over the hill," you don't have to look further than those who are leading this school. And the district. Being a part of this district is very much like growing up in a house full of abusive secrets, while June and Ward paint the perfect facade to the neighbors and community. Saying anything bad about the district and leaders is most often met with "you don't want to turn off people who may want to move to the area, you should be positive." I'll take blunt honesty any day. Utter disappointment to pay an inflated price for the area only to have the schools fall up short. The mass exodus over the hill will continue..."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-23
    "This school was a total disappointment. The principal is low class and is not a good role model. There are nearly no windows in this school and it does feel like an institution/ prison for that reason. My son was a good student but the teachers have been either odd, treating kids unfairly by picking favorites (my son was a favorite but some of his friends were not so lucky!). The cancerous bullying comes from the teachers in that aspect. Some of the good teachers are just plain discouraged by low pay and bad morale. It is a community that does not value education (They like to pay for even more police but not for teachers- A lunacy!!! ), and it's important to make your decisions knowing this before you move here. We have moved our kids away from this district because the trend is only downhill in a climate that denies man made global warming and is otherwise anti science. Our kids deserve the truth and a better education!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-12
    "I am a student at FHMS and I have to say this school is pretty nice when you get used to it. When I first moved here last school year (about four years ago) I had come from a small charter school with a homelike feel to it, where everyone knew each other and treated each other like family. Moving was like jumping into the deep end of a cold pool; I was entirely unprepared. The kids here are friendly, but are slightly more rowdy than the place I moved from, and holy cow it is BIG. The entire of my old school could fit into one grade here. The teachers are nice, all of them are, and they still focus on life tips and character growth, but they aren't quite as close as where I came from. Speaking generally, most parents would want to send their kids here, but there are always people like me who find it just a little bit scary."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-23
    "My school is Fountain Hills Middle School and I find that this school out performs Anasazi. My kids were in Anasazi from K-5 and while it has many positives I found that F.H.M.S.'s personal responsibility policies outperformed Anasazi."
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