District Fast Facts

·       We were founded in 1905 and our District boundaries cover 314 square miles including Eagle Crest Ranch, SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, unincorporated Oracle, Willow Springs Ranch, and Falcon Valley


·       On the 100th Day of School, 378 students were enrolled at Mountain Vista K-8 and 28 students were enrolled in our Preschool program


·       Our 4th graders outperformed the state average in the area of Math and our 8th graders outperformed the state average in Reading, Writing on the Spring 2022 Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment


·       60% of our students identify as White, 39% as Hispanic, and 1% as Black


·       We are a Title I school, 65% of students qualify for free/reduced lunch


·       We served 9,065 breakfasts and 37,256 lunches to students


·       Our school bus fleet includes 10 school buses and 3 school vans


·       Our school buses drove 1,217,526 miles in 2021-2022 and our school vans drove 264,239 miles


·       Our students participated in 31 educational field trips


·       We employ 87 people and 27 of our employees are certified teachers


·       Our student to teacher ratio is 1:14


·       Our student to computer ratio is 1:1


·       We are a partner school with the University of Arizona Pathways Program and we have two future certified teachers training in our Mt. Vista cohort


·       Two of our certified teachers are pursuing National Board Certification 


·       Our Mt. Vista K-8 School Principal is the 2022 Arizona Rookie Elementary Principal of the Year


·       Our District Superintendent completed the National Superintendent Certification Program in 2022


·       We retained 96% of our certified teaching staff at the end of the 2021-2022 school year


·       Our students and staff safely conducted 10 fire drills, 2 campus lockdown drills, and a full campus evacuation


·       We are proud of our support from community partners including the Oracle Community Garden, Arizona Youth Partnership (AzYP), Triangle Y Ranch Camp, Oracle Community Center, Pinal County Sheriff’s Department, Arizona Family First, Pinal County School Superintendent’s Office, and receive generous support from Saddlebrooke Rotary, SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, SaddleBrooke Cyclemasters, Living Word Chapel, San Manuel Elks Lodge, and the Oracle Schools Foundation


·       In 2019, our community voted to approve a $13.2 million dollar capital bond to improve the health and safety of our campus, many projects are complete and remaining projects are scheduled to complete in 2023


·       Also in 2019, our community voted to approve a 15% Maintenance and Operations Budget override, funding helps provide full-day kindergarten, fine arts education, and small class sizes


·       In FY 21, we were awarded $311,989 and in FY 22, we were awarded $29,898 from the Arizona School Facilities Board to maintain and improve the safety of our campus facilities


·       In FY 21, we received $151,567 in Arizona Tax Credit donations from our community


·       In FY 22, we were awarded a competitive grant in the amount of $93,295 from the National School Lunch Program


·       We have an active and strong Parent Teacher Organization that supports and enriches our school community with fundraisers, classroom volunteers, and community events


·       Our National Junior Honor Society and Student Council provide a strong student leadership voice on campus


·       We encourage students to participate in after-school activities including clubs, academic tutoring, and athletics


·       These Fast Facts are based on data collected at the end of the 2021-2022 school year