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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
89 responses
Average ACT
23
109 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    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
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  • 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
20.6%
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
Very 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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Mesa Ridge is a fantastic high school. Our teachers are kind, and extremely fun to work with. Teachers will not only help you out with academics, they are also a safe source to go to about personal problems. The music program is phenomenal! The Mesa Ridge Marching Band has been a state finalist for many years, and metaled in 3rd place at state championships in 2017! Mesa Ridge is a well rounded high school, and would definitely recommend attendance!
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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!
Mesa Ridge High School is a school full of athletics and top education. Many teachers help students not only with work, but also with life. Growing up through high school isn't easy. The handful of teachers here help everyone with all their problems. Our athletic program was outstanding. Our education is always high for our district and our performing arts is phenomenal. Our bands always place 5th or above in state and continue to work up higher. The only thing mesa needs to work o is school spirit. Yes, there is some and everyone tries to be positive, but I believe the administration is holding the schools ideas down, so they cant get all the spirit they need. Overall, Mesa Ridge is a fantastic high school.