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 some of the highest levels of educational gains in Arizona and in the country!
  • Tonopah Valley High School ranked among the nation's best by US News & World Report.
  • 99% high school graduation rate (compared to AZ average 79%)
  • Free all-day kindergarten
  • A computer for every student K-12
  • Four-day school week schedule
  • Award-winning teachers and principals
  • Highly qualified, appropriately certified teachers
  • Foreign language and early access to high school at Ruth Fisher Middle School
  • Championship robotics teams!
  • Dual-enrollment courses
  • Career/Technical education classes
  • Wide choice of activities and sports
  • Family atmosphere
  • State of the art school facilities
  • Free breakfast for all students
  • High school students earn college credits
  • Saddle Mountain USD is the metro area leader and a top district in the nation in how much students learn each year according to 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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