Challenge To Excellence Charter School

Public, Charter K-8

 16995 East Carlson Drive
       Parker, CO  80134-8000


 (303) 841-9816

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
53rd of 965 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.6
Number of students:  499

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.5%
Asian:
22.4%
Hispanic:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.2%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Challenge To Excellence Charter School ranked better than 94.5% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 5th among 58 ranked elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.2. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019, Challenge To Excellence Charter School ranked better than 91.7% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.44. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.5%), Asian (22.4%), Hispanic (9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 5.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Challenge To Excellence Charter School is 17.6, which is the 20th best among 58 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
Compare Challenge To Excellence Charter School employs 28.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Challenge To Excellence Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Challenge To Excellence Charter School 53rd of 965 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Challenge To Excellence Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Challenge To Excellence Charter School 38th of 458 Colorado public middle schools. (See Challenge To Excellence Charter School in the ranking list.)

Douglas County School District No. Re 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County School District No. Re 1 15th of 126 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Challenge To Excellence Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 70.82 242nd 808 70.0%
2005 75.88 196th 823 76.2%
2006 75.67 180th 829 78.3%
2007 70.45 258th 852 69.7%
2008 73.93 212th 849 75.0%
2009 66.04 313th 872 64.1%
2010 77.22 188th 925 79.7%
2011 82.38 141st 935 84.9%
2012 81.44 137th 935 85.3%
2013 84.28 121st 954 87.3%
2014 81.95 147th 962 84.7%
2015 88.09 83rd 938 91.2%
2016 92.85 44th 914 95.2%
2017 94.28 37th 929 96.0%
2018 94.71 33rd 917 96.4%
2019 92.20 53rd 965 94.5%

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

Rank History for Challenge To Excellence Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 67.33 104th 336 69.0%
2005 69.27 102nd 340 70.0%
2006 76.24 77th 346 77.7%
2007 66.50 115th 360 68.1%
2008 80.92 59th 362 83.7%
2009 79.18 67th 377 82.2%
2010 80.37 64th 409 84.4%
2011 83.20 56th 422 86.7%
2012 85.00 51st 425 88.0%
2013 88.41 42nd 454 90.7%
2014 86.73 45th 461 90.2%
2015 84.77 48th 436 89.0%
2016 95.20 14th 400 96.5%
2017 91.29 25th 424 94.1%
2018 87.41 34th 418 91.9%
2019 88.44 38th 458 91.7%

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

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by a parent
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Open Quote Going downhill as they strive to make a name for themselves in "technology". Technology now teaches more than the teachers. It has been incorporated in a very disjointed manner just for the sake of adding technology. There is not a coordinated system for the students and it adds needless time and hoops. In fact, the technology is more for the teachers than the students! Examples: using videos of the teacher READING the math book (no - not teaching, reading) to students that they must watch on their own time before they can do their math homework. Then they must submit their homework by entering their answers on a non-math based program (no math symbols or way to get many concepts across easily) that simply adds extra time after the work is done. Other classes use other formats for submitting work (one system actually is quick and easy). Google forms requires kids to cut and paste each individual answer off a google document - imagine doing that 18 or 20 times when they have already spent all that time doing the work in a document that can be shared! Then, they can learn their social studies and science from multiple 2 minute video clips and text books that are read to them (so they sit in class with headphones). The problem is that the lessons are not really grade appropriate because they are used by multiple grades. Expectations for the answers may be different by grade, but who is helping them process information over their heads and bring it down to their level? Parents, maybe. A few teachers are terribly unclear in their expectations and kids are all over the place trying to keep up with all the different websites and calendars and LMS and such. You know what you have to do to stay on top of to pay your bills, watch your accounts, etc, etc? Imagine putting that on an 11 year old!!! But lots of technology. Not personalized education at all, however. They teach one way for all the students. They don't even let them go at their own pace...unless you count that one kid can get through a video in 15 minutes and the other takes 20 (much like watching Sesame Street on the DVR). But once they finish the lesson, it's not like they can move ahead to the next. They do next to nothing to attempt to cater to individual needs. So here is hoping you have an auditory learner! And don't expect them to teach your kid how to take notes. They are way out of sync with the local high schools in terms of technology and learning approaches. Sadly disappointed with the school as a whole. Lots of parents (certainly not all) and kids are very frustrated, but the school doesn't want to hear it. The Spanish program leaves much to be desired....after 9 years of taking it once a week, you will be lucky if you are at the same level as a first quarter high school student. Also, as an elective, half the students have no choice but to take "A" (first semester high school level 1/one year middle school) in 6th grade and "B" (second semester high school level 1) in 7th grade - with nothing available in 8th grade...so moving into Spanish 2 in high school becomes a big challenge after taking a year off...not a good set up at all and for sure the other schools don't set kids up this way. Also, in general, the middle school electives are slim pickings. There are a bunch of other things to comment on, but this is already long. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Challenge To Excellence Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 268 2 13 10 3 n/a n/a 0 296
2003 268 2 13 10 3 n/a n/a 0 296
2004 318 6 18 14 2 n/a n/a 0 358
2005 365 6 30 20 1 n/a n/a 0 422
2006 383 7 36 25 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2007 365 16 37 27 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2008 358 11 40 30 1 n/a n/a 0 440
2009 378 11 34 27 1 n/a n/a 0 451
2010 383 12 36 21 0 n/a n/a 0 452
2011 379 5 43 30 4 0 21 0 482
2012 401 8 52 31 4 0 18 0 514
2013 385 7 57 40 2 0 18 0 509
2014 367 6 56 36 2 0 23 0 490
2015 367 3 76 45 4 0 18 0 513
2016 352 2 80 38 1 0 25 0 498
2017 330 1 95 40 3 n/a 28 0 497
2018 312 2 112 45 2 n/a 26 0 499

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 Challenge To Excellence Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 296 18.7 15.8 0.0
2003 296 18.7 15.8 0.0
2004 358 25.0 14.3 0.0
2005 422 23.6 17.9 0.0
2006 451 23.4 19.3 0.0
2007 445 25.3 17.6 0.0
2008 440 23.7 18.6 n/a
2009 451 26.0 17.3 1.3
2010 452 25.1 17.9 4.6
2011 482 23.9 20.1 6.0
2012 514 23.1 22.2 5.1
2013 509 28.6 17.7 6.5
2014 490 22.5 21.7 8.0
2015 513 28.0 18.3 6.2
2016 498 27.0 18.4 8.0
2017 497 27.1 18.3 6.0
2018 499 28.2 17.6 5.2

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 Challenge To Excellence Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 296 18.7 15.8 0.0
2003 296 18.7 15.8 0.0
2004 358 25.0 14.3 0.0
2005 422 23.6 17.9 0.0
2006 451 23.4 19.3 0.0
2007 445 25.3 17.6 0.0
2008 440 23.7 18.6 n/a
2009 451 26.0 17.3 1.3
2010 452 25.1 17.9 4.6
2011 482 23.9 20.1 6.0
2012 514 23.1 22.2 5.1
2013 509 28.6 17.7 6.5
2014 490 22.5 21.7 8.0
2015 513 28.0 18.3 6.2
2016 498 27.0 18.4 8.0
2017 497 27.1 18.3 6.0
2018 499 28.2 17.6 5.2

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.




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