Welcome to Saddle Mountain

Welcome to Saddle Mountain Unified School District. Our district is west of the White Tank Mountains and encompasses over 500 square miles. Parts of the district are in Buckeye and Tonopah, Arizona.

Why Enroll Your Child in Saddle Mountain USD #90?

  • Saddle Mountain students demonstrate the highest levels of educational gains in Arizona and one of the highest in the country!
  • Tonopah Valley High School ranked among nation's best in 2016 by US News & World Report.
  • 137 of 137 (100%) of TVHS seniors graduated in 2019!
  • 80% of seniors are planning to continue their education
  • Seniors earned $3.8 million in scholarships in 2019!
  • Free all-day kindergarten
  • A computer for every student
  • Four-day school week schedule
  • Award-winning teachers and principals
  • Highly-qualified, appropriately-certified teachers
  • Advanced math for 7th and 8th graders
  • AP and dual-enrollment courses
  • Career/Technical education classes
  • Wide choice of activities and sports
  • Family atmosphere
  • Silver LEED-certified elementary school
  • Upgraded modern facilities
  • Free breakfast for all students
  • High school students earned over 450 hours of college credit over the past two years.
  • Saddle Mountain USD is the metro area leader and a top district in the nation in how much students learn each year according to a new visualization tool from Stanford University!

Mission Statement

Educate all students to become responsible, college-and-career-ready community members.


  1. Educational Programs & Services: SMUSD will provide a superior education geared toward student success by maintaining, developing, and implementing high quality programs and services.
  2. Students: SMUSD will prepare all students to graduate college and career ready. 
  3. Staff: SMUSD will attract, develop, and retain high quality, dedicated staff who believe all children are capable of success.
  4. Community: SMUSD will achieve its mission and vision by engaging all stakeholders.
  5. Asset Management: SMUSD will effectively manage facilities, finances, and resources in support of student learning.
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