Mesa Ridge High School

Public 9-12

 6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway
       Colorado Springs, CO  80911-2568


 (719) 391-3600

District: School District No. 3

SchoolDigger Rank:
202nd of 388 Colorado High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.5
Number of students:  1,330

Racial breakdown:
White:
49.2%
Hispanic:
26.1%
African American:
12.8%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.1%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Mesa Ridge High School ranked worse than 52.1% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranked first among 3 ranked high schools in the School District No. 3! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.53. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Mesa Ridge High School has the largest high school student body size in the School District No. 3. Student population at Mesa Ridge High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.2%), Hispanic (26.1%), African American (12.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 44.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mesa Ridge High School is 19.5. 1 high schools in the School District No. 3 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Mesa Ridge High School employs 68 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Mesa Ridge High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mesa Ridge High School 202nd of 388 Colorado public high schools. (See Mesa Ridge High School in the ranking list.)

School District No. 3:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 3 62nd of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mesa Ridge High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 36.09 189th 279 32.3%
2005 54.02 137th 280 51.1%
2006 55.30 137th 286 52.1%
2007 55.51 149th 298 50.0%
2008 59.79 136th 301 54.8%
2009 54.41 151st 310 51.3%
2010 48.40 187th 327 42.8%
2011 47.94 191st 337 43.3%
2012 46.50 192nd 334 42.5%
2013 37.02 238th 349 31.8%
2014 47.77 202nd 369 45.3%
2015 26.37 210th 292 28.1%
2016 12.10 233rd 255 8.6%
2017 23.85 183rd 256 28.5%
2018 44.53 202nd 388 47.9%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Open Quote If you need free food, this is the school. If you love to be in a marching band this is the school. If you love to play Baseball this is the school. Like to walk with your dog, this is the school, plenty of dog dudu to walk in. Hate math, this is the school! Need early morning start 6.00am, this is the school. They’ll take you in. no worries, the teachers are your friend. But if you are in school to learn and get somewhere….well, better take a second look! Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Sunday, November 8, 2009

Open Quote This High School is AWESOME. The teachers really connect with the students and it reflects a very safe environment so that the student can focus on their learning ability and grow with self confidence and acheivement goals. We moved our child from another district and it has been a 100% improvement in her life and ours. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Mesa Ridge High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 624 186 41 134 17 n/a n/a 0 1002
1999 786 209 51 161 19 n/a n/a 0 1226
2000 792 210 53 148 25 n/a n/a 0 1228
2001 867 221 60 151 19 n/a n/a 0 1318
2002 797 202 51 137 14 n/a n/a 0 1201
2003 797 202 51 137 14 n/a n/a 0 1201
2004 810 200 42 142 16 n/a n/a 0 1210
2005 785 202 41 147 16 n/a n/a 0 1191
2006 768 206 40 153 18 n/a n/a 0 1185
2007 761 207 44 179 20 n/a n/a 0 1211
2008 745 223 45 199 18 n/a n/a 0 1230
2009 753 219 53 207 23 n/a n/a 0 1255
2010 756 216 60 209 16 n/a n/a 0 1257
2011 757 187 15 246 16 16 56 0 1293
2012 733 161 9 273 20 14 71 0 1281
2013 715 168 9 290 22 19 85 0 1308
2014 692 183 16 321 18 22 78 0 1330
2015 665 167 17 334 13 23 105 0 1324
2016 654 170 22 347 14 17 106 0 1330

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Mesa Ridge High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 1002 56.0 17.9 0.0
1999 1226 68.1 18.0 0.0
2000 1228 68.8 17.8 0.0
2001 1318 67.5 19.5 0.0
2002 1201 68.3 17.6 0.0
2003 1201 68.3 17.6 0.0
2004 1210 64.3 18.8 1.1
2005 1191 65.6 18.2 0.8
2006 1185 66.7 17.8 7.1
2007 1211 67.8 17.9 0.2
2008 1230 69.6 17.7 0.4
2009 1255 70.6 17.8 0.5
2010 1257 69.0 18.2 34.0
2011 1293 67.9 19.0 36.0
2012 1281 66.7 19.1 37.5
2013 1308 66.4 19.6 35.2
2014 1330 66.6 19.9 30.0
2015 1324 67.0 19.7 38.1
2016 1330 68.0 19.5 44.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Mesa Ridge High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 1002 56.0 17.9 0.0
1999 1226 68.1 18.0 0.0
2000 1228 68.8 17.8 0.0
2001 1318 67.5 19.5 0.0
2002 1201 68.3 17.6 0.0
2003 1201 68.3 17.6 0.0
2004 1210 64.3 18.8 1.1
2005 1191 65.6 18.2 0.8
2006 1185 66.7 17.8 7.1
2007 1211 67.8 17.9 0.2
2008 1230 69.6 17.7 0.4
2009 1255 70.6 17.8 0.5
2010 1257 69.0 18.2 34.0
2011 1293 67.9 19.0 36.0
2012 1281 66.7 19.1 37.5
2013 1308 66.4 19.6 35.2
2014 1330 66.6 19.9 30.0
2015 1324 67.0 19.7 38.1
2016 1330 68.0 19.5 44.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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