ThunderRidge High School

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ThunderRidge High School
1991 West Wildcat Reserve Parkway


United States
Coordinates 39°32′06″N105°00′36″W / 39.535°N 105.01°W / 39.535; -105.01
Type Public high school
Established1996(28 years ago) (1996)
School district Douglas County School District
CEEB code 060746
PrincipalMichael Guardado
Teaching staff98.61 (FTE) [1]
Enrollment1,910 (2020-21) [1]
Student to teacher ratio19.97 [1]
Color(s)Kelly green and navy blue
SloganOnce a Grizzly, Always a Grizzly
Mascot Grizzly bear
Team nameGrizzlies
NewspaperThe Growl

ThunderRidge High School (TRHS) is a public high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. It is part of the Douglas County School District. It was established in 1996 and has approximately 2000 students as of September 2013. [2]



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. In 2021 and 2022, the boys' team won the state championship.


The ThunderRidge football 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.


The ThunderRidge poms team won the 5A state championship in 2017.

State Championships

State Championships [3]
SeasonSportNumber of ChampionshipsYear
Fall Football 32001, 2004, 2005
Winter Swimming, boys' 12010
Basketball, boys' 42002, 2003, 2021, 2022
Basketball, girls' 42003, 2004, 2005, 2016
Spring Golf, boys' 62001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Baseball 22004, 2013
Soccer, girls' 41999, 2000, 2002, 2023

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