Challenger Middle School

Public 6-8

 13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
       Huntsville, AL  35803


 (256) 428-7620

 School Website

District: Huntsville City

SchoolDigger Rank:
54th of 423 Alabama Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.1
Number of students:  469

Racial breakdown:
White:
64.2%
African American:
17.7%
Hispanic:
9.0%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.4%

Homes for sale View homes for sale near Challenger Middle School

 See top rated Alabama middle schools

 Compare Challenger Middle School to nearby middle schools!


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Challenger Middle School ranked better than 87.2% of middle schools in Alabama. It also ranked 2nd among 5 ranked middle schools in the Huntsville City School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.66. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.2%), African American (17.7%), Hispanic (9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 38.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Challenger Middle School is 16.1. 3 middle schools in the Huntsville City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Challenger Middle School employs 29 full-time teachers.
Map and boundary of Challenger Middle School
Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Challenger Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Challenger Middle School 54th of 423 Alabama public middle schools. (See Challenger Middle School in the ranking list.)

Huntsville City:

SchoolDigger ranks Huntsville City 53rd of 129 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Challenger Middle School?

Rank History for Challenger Middle School

Compare
Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 94.31 12th 407 97.1%
2005 93.01 14th 415 96.6%
2006 93.18 15th 409 96.3%
2007 88.91 20th 412 95.1%
2008 86.82 25th 417 94.0%
2009 92.34 10th 425 97.6%
2010 85.96 29th 435 93.3%
2011 83.79 34th 435 92.2%
2012 83.94 36th 436 91.7%
2013 78.59 49th 436 88.8%
2014 84.64 42nd 438 90.4%
2015 88.36 40th 430 90.7%
2016 87.39 40th 432 90.7%
2017 79.32 67th 432 84.5%
2018 82.66 54th 423 87.2%

Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Challenger Middle School Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
  
District Scores: 
  
State Scores: 





Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 5)
100%

0%

0%

0%

0%

  

by a student
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Open Quote This school deserves to be in the top ten! The teachers are amazing and the students are exceptional! You should check your facts on this school! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Challenger Middle School

Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 357 9 14 7 2 n/a n/a 0 389
1991 426 12 22 10 3 n/a n/a 0 473
1992 432 19 39 12 2 n/a n/a n/a 503
1993 477 19 45 12 2 n/a n/a 0 555
1994 524 23 51 13 9 n/a n/a 0 620
1995 583 25 40 14 10 n/a n/a 0 672
1996 583 25 40 14 10 n/a n/a 0 672
1997 575 32 35 8 2 n/a n/a 0 652
1998 558 49 33 9 0 n/a n/a 0 649
1999 570 30 34 10 2 n/a n/a 0 646
2000 576 23 42 11 3 n/a n/a 1 656
2001 573 25 36 15 4 n/a n/a 0 653
2002 558 37 40 11 2 n/a n/a 0 648
2003 558 37 40 11 2 n/a n/a 0 648
2004 541 41 49 11 3 n/a n/a 0 645
2005 540 56 37 15 3 n/a n/a 0 651
2006 507 51 36 16 3 n/a n/a 0 613
2007 482 58 39 14 3 n/a n/a 0 596
2008 419 65 43 10 4 n/a n/a 0 541
2009 430 73 46 12 4 n/a n/a 0 565
2010 431 80 35 17 4 n/a n/a 0 567
2011 422 74 34 15 2 0 1 0 548
2012 405 76 28 20 4 0 3 0 536
2013 365 91 32 17 3 0 8 0 516
2014 361 110 23 17 3 0 12 0 526
2015 348 85 19 21 5 1 33 0 512
2016 301 83 27 42 3 1 12 0 469

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Challenger Middle School

Compare
Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 389 24.0 16.2 0.0
1991 473 27.0 17.5 n/a
1992 503 28.0 17.9 n/a
1993 555 32.0 17.3 n/a
1994 620 37.0 16.8 n/a
1995 672 42.0 16.0 n/a
1996 672 42.0 16.0 n/a
1997 652 41.0 15.9 4.4
1998 649 41.0 15.8 6.2
1999 646 41.0 15.8 6.8
2000 656 43.5 15.1 8.9
2001 653 43.0 15.2 7.5
2002 648 41.0 15.8 12.7
2003 648 41.0 15.8 12.7
2004 645 40.5 15.9 14.4
2005 651 40.3 16.2 17.7
2006 613 39.0 15.7 14.4
2007 596 39.0 15.3 19.1
2008 541 38.3 14.1 12.6
2009 565 36.7 15.2 21.9
2010 567 44.0 12.8 25.2
2011 548 41.7 13.1 27.4
2012 536 37.0 14.4 27.4
2013 516 39.5 13.0 33.1
2014 526 29.0 18.1 39.2
2015 512 30.0 17.0 35.5
2016 469 29.0 16.1 38.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Challenger Middle School

Compare
Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 389 24.0 16.2 0.0
1991 473 27.0 17.5 n/a
1992 503 28.0 17.9 n/a
1993 555 32.0 17.3 n/a
1994 620 37.0 16.8 n/a
1995 672 42.0 16.0 n/a
1996 672 42.0 16.0 n/a
1997 652 41.0 15.9 4.4
1998 649 41.0 15.8 6.2
1999 646 41.0 15.8 6.8
2000 656 43.5 15.1 8.9
2001 653 43.0 15.2 7.5
2002 648 41.0 15.8 12.7
2003 648 41.0 15.8 12.7
2004 645 40.5 15.9 14.4
2005 651 40.3 16.2 17.7
2006 613 39.0 15.7 14.4
2007 596 39.0 15.3 19.1
2008 541 38.3 14.1 12.6
2009 565 36.7 15.2 21.9
2010 567 44.0 12.8 25.2
2011 548 41.7 13.1 27.4
2012 536 37.0 14.4 27.4
2013 516 39.5 13.0 33.1
2014 526 29.0 18.1 39.2
2015 512 30.0 17.0 35.5
2016 469 29.0 16.1 38.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




Rate Challenger Middle School!

Homes for sale near Challenger Middle School:







Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Challenger Middle School!





SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics