San Tan Foothills High School

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Coordinates: 33°08′18″N 111°34′51″W / 33.138311°N 111.580854°W / 33.138311; -111.580854

San Tan Foothills High School
1255 W. Silverdale Road
San Tan Valley, Arizona 85143
United States
School type Public high school
Established 2009
School district Florence Unified School District (As of July 1,2016)
Principal Dr. Tim Richard
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 515 students (Aug 23, 2016)
Color(s) Silver/blue
Mascot Sabercats

San Tan Foothills High School is a high school in San Tan Valley, Arizona. It is one of three high schools under the jurisdiction of the Florence Unified School District as of July 1, 2016.


San Tan Foothills opened in 2009, around the time of the housing market crash and financial crisis. Designed for 1500 students, into the mid-2010s it was home to 500. The Coolidge district had overbuilt in San Tan Valley; it built Mountain Vista Middle School and San Tan Heights Elementary School. In 2014, the Coolidge district closed Mountain Vista and moved its students and teachers to the San Tan Foothills campus.

In order to save significant costs for Coolidge, and make a third high school in the district (second in San Tan Valley) unnecessary, the Florence Unified School District voted to acquire CUSD's three San Tan Valley schools. The move was approved by voters in both districts in overwhelming margins that November.[1]

The Florence Unified School District took control of the schools on July 1, 2016, and converted the operating elementary school into a K-8 and is utilizing the non-operating elementary as the alternative school. San Tan Foothills High School will help to relieve overcrowding at Poston Butte High School.


  1. ^ Cowling, Mark (2015-11-05). "Florence to take over 3 schools in San Tan". Casa Grande Dispatch. Retrieved 2015-11-10.