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

Upcoming Events

This Week at Mountain Ridge

 Mon, Feb 26
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball begins
  • Musical Rehearsal 3-4:30 pm
 Tues, Feb 27

  • Musical Rehearsal 3-4:30 pm
  • Gamma Nu 2:45-4 pm
  • Interact Club Meeting: Library 2:45-3:30 pm
  • Unified Basketball Game: Home vs Rocky Heights 4:45-5:45 pm
 Wed, Feb 28

  • FCA Wellness Tower 6:55-7:25 am 
  • National Junior Honor Society 2:45 pm
  • Art Club 2:50-4:15 pm
  • Musical Rehearsal 3-4:30 pm
 Thurs, Feb 29

  • Boys Volleyball Club 6:30-7:15 am
  • Musical Rehearsal 3-4:30 pm
 Fri, Mar 01
  • Musical Rehearsal 3-4:30 pm
  • Glow Dance Party 6-8 pm


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Spread the Word for Inclusion Week 2024

March 4th - 8th

 04 MAR

Monday:  Bracelet and Sticker Sales @ lunches

Buy a coupon for a dozen donuts to use at your leisure and half the purchase comes back to our Unified program!

 05 MAR

Tuesday:  Spirit Day - Wear Green/Blue for Okur Chung     CSNK2A1 Foundation

  • 4:45 pm - Unified B-Ball vs Mesa @ Home
  • 5-8 pm Chick-fil-a Restaurant Night - Town Center Location - 950 Cpl Max Donahue Ln. Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Stop by, carry out, or order online with the code word MOUNTAIN for $ to come back to the MRMS Unified program.

 06 MAR

Down Syndrome Awareness logoWednesday:  Spirit Day - Crazy Socks for Down Syndrome Awareness


  • Bake Sale @ lunches
    • Sponsored by our Unified Student athletes and peer coaches!

 07 MAR


Thursday:  Spirit Day - Wear Tye Dye for Autism Awareness. Autism Awareness logo

  • Unified Kickball game @ lunches

 08 MAR


  • Hat Day for $1



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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