Ridge was built in 1995 and is the home of the Mountain Lions. This school is headed by Principal Debra Poulson and her amazing staff of educators. MRHS graduates young adults who are prepared to achieve personal success. The Mission Statement for Mountain Ridge is Merit, Responsibility, Honor and Success. The Mission of Mountain Ridge High School is to provide real world connections within highly engaging classrooms that prepare graduates to meet the rigors and demands of 21st century global citizens.
Ridge is noted for its intense academic criteria, which enables students to complete all of their goals. Advanced Placement classes and Dual Enrollment courses allow students the advantage and opportunity to excel in a competitive world. It is no wonder that Mountain Ridge High School has become a notably recognized and highly regarded school.
For the second year since the inception of the new labelling system, Mountain Ridge High School received an “A” Accountability letter grade from the Arizona State Board of Education. Mountain Ridge is the only high school in the Deer Valley Unified School District to receive this label for the 2nd consecutive year.
Mountain Ridge offers a large array of extra-curricular activities and a host of other academic clubs designed to enrich a student’s education. The Mountain Ridge Marching band has consistently placed in the top 5 for Division 1 Bands in state competition and remains the top band in the NW Valley. Their 3 concert bands have also been received ratings of Superior in various state competitions.
Of course MRHS has a full athletic program as well. With so many choices of different teams, from football, golf, volleyball, soccer, badminton, cross country, and pom and cheer to name just a few, the kids are sure to find something they would enjoy. All participants are required to have a physical each year and tryouts are a part of the process. In April 2012 Mountain Ridge Pom Squad won the National Title in Anaheim where they competed in the United Spirit Association where they competed against teams from all across the west coast.
These are just 2 of the many stellar groups that Ridge has on campus. As you know though as with any school in the DVUSD you can apply for open enrollment and see if you can become a student at MRHS.