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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Mesa Ridge High School is a public school located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 1,324 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.
Address
6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Telephone
(719) 391-3600

Mesa Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1050
74 responses
Average ACT
23
108 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$59,497
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,270
National
$949
Median Home Value
$193,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Prom
    23%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Basketball games
    16%
  • Senior prank
    13%
  • Orientation
    6%
  • Cancer spirit week
    6%
  • Prep rally
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,324
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,330
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,578/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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I am really enjoying Mesa Ridge during my senior year, because this school is not just about education, but also about character. Moving my senior year from Germany, as a military child, is hard, but I really adjusted well and I am getting along with the teachers. Some more parent involvement could be needed, but other than that it's been great!
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I graduated from there a year ago and my time there help me to mold into the person I am today. I wasn't really very involved, but the relationships and memories and progress I made in my life while being there; I wouldn't have had it any other way. Many teachers there have impacted my life, giving me a different point of view whether they know it or not. The people there, the good and the bad memories have taught me important lessons about life in which I learned to sympathize with others as well as I learned to build others up. This community provides many potential opportunities, you just have to recognize and seek them out.
I have gone to Mesa for four years and enjoy it. The school has a block schedule and thats one of it's better qualities, as well as it's athletics. The athletics are good because teachers and coaches work together for the students to achieve their full potential. The counselors are the worst though because all they care about is what college you want to get into and nothing about your emotions or how you're feeling. You can always find a teacher to vent to, not one in any specific department. A teacher in any department could help you. The admin can be biased because if your part of the "in-crowd" then they'll over look you if they're wearing something out of dress code . But if your not in the "in-crowd" you'll be dress coded.