Mesa Ridge High School

6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Mesa Ridge High School serves 1,290 students in grades 9-12.
Mesa Ridge High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Mesa Ridge High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Mesa Ridge High School's student population of 1,290 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,290 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

Mesa Ridge High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Mesa Ridge High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1011 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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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
12%
5%
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White
49%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.670.60
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Graduation Rate
85%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mesa Ridge High School is Welte Education Center (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Janitell Junior High School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fountain Janitell Junior High School Math: 23% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 789 students
    0.7 miles
    7635 Fountain Mesa Road
    Fountain, CO 80817
    (719) 391-3295
    0.7 6-8 789
  • Colorado Springs Sunrise Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 707 students
    0.8 miles
    7070 Grand Valley Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3415
    0.8 K-5 707
  • Fountain Mesa Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 509 students
    1.1 miles
    400 Camino Del Rey
    Fountain, CO 80817
    (719) 382-1370
    1.1 K-5 509
  • Colorado Springs Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 708 students
    1.3 miles
    6910 Defoe Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3455
    1.3 K-5 708
  • Colorado Springs James Madison Charter Academy School Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-7 | 145 students
    1.5 miles
    660 Syracuse Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3977
    1.5 K-7 145

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