Desert Ridge and Skyline have earned their time in the spotlight

The days of being overlooked are over. Desert Ridge and Skyline have demanded the Valley’s attention as they move closer and closer to the high school football State Championships.   #4 seed Desert Ridge is in the semi-finals of Division…

Mesa Public Schools joins the ranks of the most innovative schools in the country

Mesa Public Schools is one of the few school districts in the US to join the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking school districts organized by Digital Promise, an independent, bipartisan nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to…

Meet Desert Ridge High School’s New Principal, Mr. Deignan

Mr. Mike Deignan, new principal of Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, AZ, meets with Kenny Klaus upon his first month of serving as principal. Mr. Deignan came to Desert Ridge from the Kyrene School District in Chandler, where he…

Desert Ridge Football Update

Check out our Desert Ridge High School Football update and mark your calendars for the first game of the season on Friday August 28 @ 7 pm on the Jags Field!

DRHS Cheer Takes 1st Place at Fiesta Bowl Competition

Desert Ridge High School Cheerleaders took home first place at the 34th Annual Fiesta Bowl Competition this weekend. In addition to their victory in the competition, they will now also be able to walk in the Fiesta Bowl Parade on…

DRHS Finishes Phenomenal Season with a Loss to Brophy in 2nd Round

A major knee injury to its star running back contributed greatly to Desert Ridge High School’s 21-7 loss to Brophy College Prep in the second round of the Division I football playoffs. The fifth-seeded Jaguars, who only lost to No.…

Mesa Teen Athlete is Paralympic All-American Athlete

Jessica Larsen, a Mesa resident and Queen Creek High School student, was one of only two Arizona students to be named a track and field All-American Paralympics athlete for 2014. Jessica, who suffered an injury to her spinal cord six…

Desert Ridge High Defeats Gilbert 45-14

Behind a bevy of backs, Desert Ridge wore down the already emotionally spent Tigers and amassed 429 yards on the ground in a 45-14 victory at Gilbert. Six of the Jaguars’ seven touchdowns were on plays of 30 yards or…

Desert Ridge Defeats California’s Eastlake 23-11

Alec Hathcock ran for two touchdowns and Eli Lucero returned a kick 50 yards for a score in visiting Mesa Desert Ridge’s 23-11 win over Chula Vista (Calif.) Eastlake.

School Resource Officers will Remain at Desert Ridge JH and HS.

Gilbert School District schools, some located in the City of Mesa, received word recently that they would not receive state funding to pay for School Resource Officers (SROs) on Junior and Senior High School campuses. School Resource Officers provide a…