Mesa Ridge High School

  • Mesa Ridge High School serves 1,300 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 23% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 27% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

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School Overview

  • Mesa Ridge High School's student population of 1,300 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,300 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mesa Ridge High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mesa Ridge High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#1174 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
28%
34%
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Black
13%
5%
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White
48%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mesa Ridge High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.670.39
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Graduation Rate
85%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District Name No. 3 in the county of El Paso and State of School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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