Our number one goal at FMS is to do whatever it takes to create a culture of success for all!
FMS Building History
The earliest schoolhouse in the Fountain Valley opened in 1884, with the first class to graduate, after 12 years of schooling, in 1889. Fountain High School was built in 1903 and served as both middle school and high school until 1930. In 1954, a larger high school was built and served as such until 1999. In 1999, the new high school building was built on the east side of town, while the old high school became Fountain Middle School. Construction began in June 2016 on a new FMS building that will sit on the same property, but further back from Santa Fe/Hwy 85/87.
One of the differences that you will notice as you walk through the doors at FMS is the culture that is in place. You will see students greeting teachers and each other with friendly handshakes and direct eye contact. Teachers stand at their doors waiting to greet each student individually. In each classroom, you will find Social Contracts that are an agreed upon set of student-generated expectations for how we will treat each other, how we will treat our leaders and how we will handle/resolve conflict. This culture is a product of The Flippen Model that the entire school has adopted. At FMS, relationships are built and valued. So when you come in to the building, be ready to extend a hand out as you will be greeted with a handshake and a kind hello. Welcome to Fountain Middle School!