About Us

Welcome to Mountain Ridge Middle School. My name is Alison Shanor and I am privileged to be the principal of this wonderful school. This is my 12th year in education. I started my career as a school counselor, then dean of academics, assistant principal, and a principal, which brings me to the 2023-2024 school year. I believe in the worthy work we do and I wholeheartedly believe in the effort we put into our students every day, in order to help them succeed.

At Mountain Ridge Middle School:

We believe in every student who walks through our doors, no matter what. This is not negotiable. Every student has inherent dignity. When a student walks through our doors we have the privilege of helping them grow. Greeting our students, letting them know we are glad they are here today and engaging them in learning that connects to the bigger world so they can see all the possibilities of what could be, is our worthy task. We strive to be a student centered leader and our decision making is guided by what is best for our kids.

We believe in relationships. The last few years have proven the value of relationships. Relationships are the foundation of our work and every student should feel connected to someone in the building. Not just their peers, but also a caring adult who believes in them, who views them as a unique individual who has the right to learn and feel safe, and who will empower them to reach their highest potential.

We believe in a culture of belonging. Every student is “our” student and we must all work together to ensure their success. Every student should feel like they are a part of our community and believe at their core that they have a vital and special role in our building. Each student has value and should feel like they belong when they are in our care.

I look forward to partnering with you to help your student learn, explore and grow. My door is always open and I welcome your feedback.


Alison Shanor


10590 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126


Phone: 303-387-1800 | Fax 303-387-1801

Attendance Phone: 303-387-1802

Office Hours

7:00 am to 3:30 pm

2024-2025 School Supply Lists

Upcoming Events


Coming soon at Mountain Ridge

 Mon, Aug 5
 Tues, Aug 6

 Wed, Aug 7

  • First Day of School 2024-2025 School year
 Thurs, Aug 8

 Fri, Aug 9



Free & Reduced Lunch

Starting this 2023-24 school year, Douglas County School District is excited to announce its participation in the HealthySchool Meals for All program for Breakfast and Lunch. All students enrolled at Douglas County School District may participate in the Breakfast (where available) and Lunch at no cost!

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