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One School, One Culture, One Community
Welcome to the Home of the Colts!

Welcome to Ruth Fisher School website! We are the home of the colts and proud to be a part of Saddle Mountain School District. We are located in Tonopah, Arizona, 50 miles west of Phoenix.

Our elementary school educates students in kindergarten through 8th grade. We hope that as you browse our website you will feel our school pride, our excitement for learning, and most importantly, that you feel at home.

Message from our Administration

Dear Parents/Guardians of Ruth Fisher Elementary School,

Welcome to our site! As the premier school of the Saddle Mountain Unified District, at Ruth Fisher we are committed to One School, One Community, and One Colture. Located 50 miles west of Phoenix, we are geographically rural, but technologically advanced beyond many urban schools.

This year our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will enjoy the benefits of instruction with and through Google Chromebooks and engage in distance learning with the use of Interactive Video Platforms. Other grades will gainfully employ the usage of iPad’s, laptop computers, and computer labs. During this 2014-2015 school year our district has adopted Beyond Textbooks as the medium to success.

In addition to welcoming eight new staff members to our family, we have also adopted some other changes. We now teach art as a “special area,” and third grade will now release at 3:00 p.m. along with the other higher grades. Please check “Our School” page for our school schedule.  

We thank you for visiting our site and feel free to contact us at any time. We would love to hear from you.



Pat Kilborn

Pat Kilborn

Rene Molina

Rene Molina
Assistant Principal