ThunderRidge High School

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ThunderRidge High School
Logo of ThunderRidge High School.png
1991 West Wildcat Reserve Parkway
Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129
United States
Coordinates 39°32′06″N 105°00′36″W / 39.535°N 105.01°W / 39.535; -105.01Coordinates: 39°32′06″N 105°00′36″W / 39.535°N 105.01°W / 39.535; -105.01
Type Public high school
Established 1996
School district Douglas County School District
Principal Chris Tabeling
Faculty 145
Teaching staff 96
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,854
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Kelly green and navy blue     
Slogan Right Time, Right Place, Right Thing
Athletics 5A
Mascot Grizzly bear
Team name Grizzlies
Newspaper The Growl

ThunderRidge High School (TRHS) is a public high school serving the ninth through twelfth grade in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. United States. It is part of the Douglas County School District. It was established in 1996 and has approximately 2000 students as of September 2013.[1]


ThunderRidge High School opened in 1996 and began varsity athletic competition in the 1998–1999 school year. TRHS competes at the 5A level in all athletic sports. ThunderRidge has won 20 state championships in various sports. They have an athletic rivalry with Mountain Vista High School.


The girls' basketball team has won four state championships. In 2003 both the boys' and girls' teams won the state championship at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.


The ThunderRidge football team competed in 4A football until the 2007 season and now competes in a 5A schedule. They have won three state titles, in 2001, 2004, and 2005.


The ThunderRidge baseball team won their first state championship for 5A in 2004. In 2013 the Grizzlies captured their second state championship with a 2–1 victory over Rocky Mountain High School. Thunder Ridge finished as the only undefeated team in the state tournament that year.

State Championships[edit]

State Championships[2]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 3 2001, 2004, 2005
Winter Swimming, boys' 1 2010
Basketball, boys' 2 2002, 2003
Basketball, girls' 4 2003, 2004, 2005, 2016
Spring Golf, boys' 6 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Baseball 2 2004, 2013
Soccer, girls' 3 1999, 2000, 2002
Total 20

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ DCSD – ThunderRidge High School Profile. Retrieved on 2014-02-18.
  2. ^ "Colorado High School Activities Association" (English). Retrieved 2012-06-25. 

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