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Fountain Hills High School 3

Posted March 06, 2016
- a community member
Fountain Hills has a hard time attracting and retaining certified teachers. If you have a family or kids, consider taking them out of the area. Home values are going to plummet if they can't do something about this. How can a teacher live here with it being so expensive?

Fountain Hills High School 5

Posted August 09, 2015
- a student
This school is an exceptional school. The teachers are dedicated and I am learning new things every day. Extracurricular activities are plentiful. There are school clubs that will welcome anyone (I happen to be in student gov't). This school is a great school


Fountain Hills High School 4

Posted January 23, 2015
- a parent
My daughter recently graduated from Fountain Hills High School and had a wonderful, diverse educational experience at all the FHUSD schools. She enjoyed attending a smaller school that allowed her to be involved in many extracurricular activities and sports programs. This is difficult to do at a large school where you must focus on a single sport or be cut from the team. She has made a seamless transition to college studies proving that the school prepared her well to continue her education. I'm sure it is impossible to please everyone who has attended FHHS or any school (note the several negative reviews). Kids get out of school what they put into it and it takes a good work ethic to be successful. No school can "fix" a lazy or entitled kid, only the parents can.

Fountain Hills High School 1

Posted December 15, 2014
- a community member
This school is bad. I am in my second year here and nothing is getting better. Some of the teachers are alright, great even. But the students... Are immature and more focused on being popular, most are ignorant and out of control, but not all of them, just the majority. The school is practically focused on how it appears on the outside and doesn't care how deteriorated it is on the inside. They can't afford new and better things because all the money is being put into pointless things that don't contribute to anything in any way. There is little to no positive vibe here, except for pep rallies (in which we are practically forced to believe we attend an amazing school). Don't be blinded by how it appears on the outside, take it from someone who has been below the surface of all the fake enthusiastic nonsense and has seen what the place really is. Also the whole drug and sex thing here is bad. These kids who are barely 16 can't go a few weeks of dating without the whole "Yeah we had sex" or "I heard they did it in the locker room". This is seriously sad.

Fountain Hills High School 2

Posted November 09, 2014
- a parent
The kids have had 8 algebra teachers since the beginning of the year. 2 actual teachers and the rest were subs. The same thing happened in physics with 3 different teachers. There are some very unstable kids here with self esteem issues, and they tend to thrive off of one another and try to drag others down with them, but then there are a lot of good kids too. The athletic program and band program are wonderful and those kids are really happy. Most parents work full time here and kids are often meandering around the town getting in trouble because there is nothing to do here. Research the town's problems in the FH Times and some community Facebook pages to inform yourself before you find yourself in a terrible situation.


Fountain Hills High School 4

Posted July 31, 2014
- a parent
Fountain Hills HS is a unique school in a unique community. We have a daughter who has been attending for two years and loves it. She is in AP and Honors classes, multiple clubs and a sport. The school offers three diploma levels. She is working on graduating with the Highest Distinction diploma and has already earned college credit from a couple of her courses. We have a son who will be starting his Freshman year there and can't wait! Like any school parents need to be involved and FHHS is no different. Get involved, put your student on a diploma path that will challenge him/her and encourage them to participate in extracurricular activities. They will love this small school experience.

Fountain Hills High School 1

Posted June 29, 2014
- a parent
Pulled my kids...enough said without getting vulgar! Problems....problems....problems, drugs, sex and an embarrassing special needs program.

Fountain Hills High School 1

Posted May 04, 2014
- a parent
This school has a huge drug problem and the teacher's ignore it. The teacher's are there to collect a paycheck. The student's do not get any help, even when they ask to stay after class. They are ignored. This school is at the bottom of the barrel academically.


Fountain Hills High School 5

Posted April 18, 2014
- a community member
As a former student, I really appreciated Fountain Hills High School. I went there for all four years, and had an amazing experience with sports, teachers, and activities in the town. For the parents who are saying how bad of a school this is for their child I would say it is not the school's fault, but the child's. Students will get much out of Fountain Hills High School if they apply themselves. I felt very prepared to go to college and am doing very well having a 3.7 GPA and can accredit it to my time in High School. So parents, please look at your child and assess whether they truly are applying themselves instead of blaming everything on the school administration. Is your child actually studying or doing their homework? Are they involved in anything at the school or in the community? If not, encourage them to do so. Be parents, school is not there to parent your child, you are.

Fountain Hills High School 5

Posted August 01, 2013
- a parent
Great small school with a fabulous music/band instructor who motivates students and generates excitement in the music programs.

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Fountain Hills High School
16100 E. Palisades Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ  85268
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. (480) 664-5000
Last modified Fountain Hills High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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