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Mesa Ridge High School
Moon over Mesa Ridge September 20, 2002
Location
6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States
Information
Type Public school
Established 1997
School district Widefield 3
Principal Joe Garrett
Grades Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1980 students
Color(s) Purple and black          
Athletics conference 4A Foothills
Mascot Grizzlies
Website

Mesa Ridge High School is a school in Widefield School District 3, a school district in El Paso County, Colorado. The school is zoned to receive students from Fountain, Colorado, and the Colorado Springs suburbs of Security and Widefield. Mesa Ridge opened in 1997. The first graduating class commenced in 1999. Mesa Ridge is the newest of three high schools in the district, after Widefield High School and Discovery High School.

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NJROTC

Mesa Ridge's JROTC is a distinguished unit in Area 9, having made a number of trips to regionals and nationals.

Sports

In 2006, the varsity wrestling team qualified 6 wrestlers for the state tournament. In 2007, the girls' and boys' basketball teams were playoff contenders for the first time.

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Football

In 2006, the Mesa Ridge football team made it to the 4A state playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade, only to lose to Greely West High School in a 35-7 loss. Star running back Kenneth Galbearth rushed for a season record that will stand for a few more years to come. Also, captain, Joseph Grimaldo, is the only player from Mesa Ridge to hold school records in, both, football, and basketball.

Marching Band/Concert Band/Jazz Band

-The Mesa Ridge High School marching band went to the state marching championship finals in 2006 and placed seventh overall. This was the first time the band participated in finals. It was the third time the band participated in quarterfinals. In 2007, the band placed in finals once again, gaining a rank and placing sixth.In 2008, the band places in finals again,placing fifth this time around.In 2009, the band made it to finals again,this time placing fourth.

-The Mesa Ridge High School chamber winds concert group has been invited to numerous events and competed out of state in 2006 at Sea World in San Antonio, Texas. The also went on to perform in Dallas in April 2008 at the "Big D" festival, receiving superior ratings.

-The Mesa Ridge High School winter guard placed second in the state championship in their division in February, 2007.

-The jazz band has also earned its stripes among the state, attending numerous festivals such as the High Plains Jazz Fest and Air Force Academy Jazz Competition.

Other Activities

Mesa Ridge High School can be noted to include many clubs, organizations and activities. Miscellaneous activities and their achievements are as follows:

-The student cabinet has been recognized as a community entity, serving through methods such as the Drive Smart campaign. The sponsor for student cabinet is Dave Adams.

-The community of caring group frequently assists in community matters.

-The speech and debate team has had many distinguished competitors throughout the short span of the school's history. Coach Bob Goycoolea is a distinguished coach in the National Forensics League.

-The mathematics club has had distinguished achievements in the past, including a first place finish in the 2005 Colorado State University-Pueblo mathematics competition. The team has produced honorable mentions consistently over the past four years.

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