Mesa Ridge High School



Mesa Ridge High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mesa Ridge High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 355
10 340
11 316
12 319

Mesa Ridge High School is a public high school of the School District No. 3 in the County of El Paso and State of located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 1,330 students in grades 9th through 12th. Mesa Ridge High School is the 76th largest public high school in Colorado and the 4,129th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.7 to 1.

Total Students: 1,330
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 67.55
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,129th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 76th out of 501
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 359th out of 496
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 74th out of 496

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Mesa Ridge High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 706
(53%)
1,389
(51%)
 Female 624
(47%)
1,313
(49%)

Mesa Ridge High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 654
(49%)
1,344
(50%)
 Hispanic 347
(26%)
716
(26%)
 Black 170
(13%)
300
(11%)
 Two or More 106
(8%)
239
(9%)
 Asian 22
(2%)
37
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 17
(1%)
41
(2%)
 American Indian 14
(1%)
25
(1%)

Mesa Ridge High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 744
(56%)
1,504
(56%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 425
(32%)
860
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 161
(12%)
338
(13%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Mesa Ridge High School is ranked 56th out of 485 ranked schools in Colorado, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mesa Ridge High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (44.1%) is slightly higher than the state average of 36.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Mesa Ridge High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1185
2006 1211
2007 1230
2008 1255
2009 1257
2010 1293
2011 1281
2012 1308
2013 1330
2014 1324
2015 1330

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 17.9
2007 17.7
2008 17.8
2009 18.2
2010 19
2011 19.2
2012 19.7
2013 20
2014 19.8
2015 19.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.070886075949367
2006 0.0024772914946325
2007 0.0040650406504065
2008 0.0047808764940239
2009 0.34049323786794
2010 0.35962877030162
2011 0.37548790007806
2012 0.35244648318043
2013 0.3
2014 0.38141993957704
2015 0.4406015037594

Compare Mesa Ridge High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,761.6% 17.6:1
 
1,970.0% 19.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 36.7%
 
This School 44.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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