Mesa Ridge High School

6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Mesa Ridge High School serves 1,234 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 top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is equal to the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,234 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Top 50% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Mesa Ridge High School's student population of 1,234 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,234 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
67 teachers
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School Rankings

Mesa Ridge High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Mesa Ridge High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#941 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
31%
35%
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Black
9%
4%
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White
44%
52%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Graduation Rate
83%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mesa Ridge High School's ranking?
Mesa Ridge High School is ranked #941 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Mesa Ridge High School often compared to?
Mesa Ridge High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Widefield High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Mesa Ridge High School?
The graduation rate of Mesa Ridge High School is 83%, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 81%.
How many students attend Mesa Ridge High School?
1,234 students attend Mesa Ridge High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Mesa Ridge High School students are White, 31% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Black, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mesa Ridge High School?
Mesa Ridge High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Mesa Ridge High School offer ?
Mesa Ridge High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Mesa Ridge High School part of?

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5   3/14/2023
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,234 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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