Ironwood Ridge High School

2475 West Naranja Dr
Oro Valley AZ  85742

Phone: (520) 696-5000

Ironwood Ridge High School is a public high school, located in Oro Valley, Arizona. Ironwood Ridge is one of three high schools in the Amphitheater Public School District and serves grades 9-12. The school mascot is the nighthawk, and the school colors are navy blue and silver. Ironwood Ridge opened in 2001 and has a student enrollment of 1,942. The school's name originates from the abundance of desert ironwood trees in the area (the campus is also near Ironwood Forest National Monument) and the school's location in the rugged foothills of the Tortolita Mountains.In 2007, Newsweek magazine rated Ironwood Ridge in the top 5% of public schools in the US, one of 12 Arizona schools included on the list. The school's primary and district rival is Canyon del Oro High School, also located in Oro Valley. The school's other rivals are Marana's Mountain View High School and Cienega High School, located southeast of Tucson in Vail.HistoryPopulation growth in Tucson's northwest suburbsThe history of Ironwood Ridge includes substantial controversy and a federal court decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2000 from Republican John Pae. The Amphi School District's first high school (Amphitheater) was built in 1939, followed by Canyon del Oro High School in 1962. The school board began searching for a third high school site in the late 1970s when it became apparent that significant development would occur on the northwest side of Tucson. Tentative deals were negotiated with developers, but by the late 1980s, all of the deals were unsuccessful, and the school district lacked a viable site for a future high school.

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3rd Annual Ironwood Ridge Indoor Percussion Send-off Show

3rd Annual Ironwood Ridge Indoor Percussion Send-off Show
07:30 pm - 04/06/2018

At Ironwood Ridge High School

The time is here for our end of the season friends and family send-off show! This year we will be also hosting special guests, Sun City Independent, from El Paso,...

2nd Annual Drum-a-thon

2nd Annual Drum-a-thon
07:00 am - 01/20/2018

At Ironwood Ridge High School

The Ironwood Ridge Indoor Percussion Ensemble is proud to host our 2nd annual 15 hour Drum-a-thon! On Saturday, January 20th, all ensemble members will be rehearsing...

1st Annual Holiday Classic Performance

1st Annual Holiday Classic Performance
05:30 pm - 12/16/2017

At Ironwood Ridge High School

Come enjoy an evening of dance! Tickets available now online, at 4mation Dance Studio, or can be purchased the night of the event. Please click on the link below...

2018 Ironwood Ridge Indoor Percussion Auditions

2018 Ironwood Ridge Indoor Percussion Auditions
04:00 pm - 12/01/2017

At Ironwood Ridge High School

Come out and audition for the 2018 cast of the Ironwood Ridge Percussion Ensemble. Anybody with a strong musical background in the area of percussion is highly encouraged...

End of the year percussion banquet

End of the year percussion banquet
07:00 pm - 04/13/2017

At Ironwood Ridge High School

All 2017 members and their parents are invited to our End of the Year potluck banquet! Come out and enjoy a great evening of food and awards, as we celebrate our...

IRHS Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

IRHS Theatre presents Guys and Dolls
06:00 pm - 03/29/2017

At Ironwood Ridge High School

Join Ironwood Ridge High School Theatre for their Spring musical! Wednesday March 29th at 6:00 PM Thursday March 30th at 6:00 PM Friday March 31st at 6:00 PM Saturday...

Basketball Camp - Ironwood Ridge High School

Basketball Camp - Ironwood Ridge High School
09:00 am - 06/14/2016

At Ironwood Ridge High School

Ironwood Ridge Youth Basketball Camp 3rd - 8th grade When: June 14 - 16, 2016 (Tues-Thurs) 9:00 am to 2:00 pm **please arrive 15 -20 min early for check in See...

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