Free food, this is the school. Love a marching band this is it. Love Baseball this is it. Hate math, this is the school! Need early morning start 6.00am, including free breakfast, this is the school. They ll take you in. no worries, the teachers are your friend. If you are in school to learn and get somewhere with education , better take a second look! Teachers and principle are more into earning trophies in other items, then getting your child a better education. Look at 12 and 20 school ratings! Parent funding is in dropping the kids off as early as possible, so they can be take care of them, while the parent does other stuff. Most parent involvement is by getting them into the free breakfast. Kids smoke a lot in this school. On the trails; behind the school the fields and on the way. They trash the neighborhood, because they can! The key to the school's success is more in outside activities, sports and art. A sheriff deputy is on duty! Kids walk outside the eyes of the security and start good fights. No worry, need to exit the school fast, just park in the neighborhood, for a faster get away! This is not a drug free school!
Im a former student at Mesa Ridge and i must say it is an amazing school. Its my first year and the teachers as well as students make your high school experience the best it can be. The sports programs are amazing as well as the academic programs. Im getting better grades and engaging in more extracurricular activities and i love it!
I am 2008 graduate of Mesa Ridge High School and I have to say that this school truly shaped me and prepared me for college. The academics were fantastic and the teachers truly cared. I never had any difficulty getting clarification or support in any subject. The music program is among the top programs in the state. The marching band is the 'pride' of the school and creates such unity between students. The Speech and Debate program is growing in number and talent. Mr. Garrett has absolutely changed the school in the most positive way. I was proud to be a Grizzly for those years, and I will always be a Grizzly.
I am currently attending Mesa Ridge and not only the people here are great, but the teachers as well. Mesa is a great place to learn and further broaden your learning horizon.
Mesa Ridge is an incredible school. the sports have emerged to be in the in the top of Colorado Springs in football, wrestling, basketball, and track. things have really turned around for this school and it is heading up to great things in the future.
I loved attending MRHS. There are many different extra-curricular activities to choose from. I was in softball, choir, and French Club. Academics were challenging and prepared me very well for going on to college. Teachers are well-liked, understanding, fun, well-prepared for all situations, and made classes interesting.
I am a parent of a 2005 graduate as well as a current student and another to follow in 2 years. Currently my student plays numerous sports and have to say I was extremely pleased with the new coaches brought in for football. I agree sometimes we just need to shake things up a bit. I am excited to see Mesa growing and emerging in all areas as it's 10th year comes to an end. I think 85% of the teachers are/go above and beyond the call with these kids and can definitely be praised for going the extra mile. I also feel that the office staff (Ladies that is you!) as well as Mr Garrett do a great job. I also belive Mr Sage is one of the biggest things Mesa Ridge has going for it! Can't wait for my next one to get there!
I am a former student at Mesa...I was involved in lots of different activities (forensics, theatre, cheerleading, stu. co.) And I'm also now studying to be a high school English teacher. The teachers, administrators, support staff, and students are all incredible. There's a passion that drives Mesa that I am so proud of. I recommend this school to ANYONE moving to the Widefield area. There's a lot of heart there.
My daughter graduated in 2004, The school provided a stellar education. I found the faculty to be honorable and fully committed toward the students advancement. The teachers were also very willing to work with parents to offer the best environment for the individual student. My daughter has gone on to college, but often remarks how well prepared she was by Mesa Ridge faculty. Her experiences in Forensics, Drama, English, Yearbook are tops in her book. She plans to be a college professor in English and Drama.
There is many things wrong with mesa ridge. For one they have a terrible sports program. For two a teachers voice is always over heard by a head guy in the office. Some times students may be telling the truth and a teacher lieing they need to questoin all students involved. Oh and if a student gets in trouble, that shouldn't effect his early release to lunch!
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