Challenger Elementary

Public K-5

 2475 52nd St SE
       Grand Rapids, MI  49508-6646


 (616) 698-2524

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District: Kentwood Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
711th of 1,407 Michigan Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.9
Number of students:  344

Racial breakdown:

African American:
42.7%
White:
23.5%
Hispanic:
12.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.0%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 5, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Challenger Elementary ranked worse than 50.5% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranked 6th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Kentwood Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.66. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Challenger Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (42.7%), White (23.5%), Hispanic (12.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 75% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Challenger Elementary is 17.9. 5 elementary schools in the Kentwood Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Challenger Elementary employs 19.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Challenger Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Challenger Elementary 711th of 1407 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Challenger Elementary in the ranking list.)

Kentwood Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Kentwood Public Schools 257th of 598 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Challenger Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 47.98 1018th 1545 34.1%
2007 63.72 633rd 1565 59.6%
2008 76.65 301st 1577 80.9%
2009 74.53 356th 1589 77.6%
2010 50.18 1057th 1552 31.9%
2011 47.13 1054th 1552 32.1%
2012 36.19 1119th 1566 28.5%
2013 39.08 1040th 1563 33.5%
2014 37.37 1057th 1533 31.1%
2015 33.47 1110th 1580 29.7%
2016 19.24 1252nd 1548 19.1%
2017 28.69 1042nd 1466 28.9%
2018 45.25 863rd 1448 40.4%
2019 47.66 711th 1407 49.5%

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

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by a parent
Monday, September 27, 2010

Open Quote Teachers and Principal know the students and work very hard to help them have success, they offer many enrichment programs such as after school clubs that help the students have fun and learn at the same time. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Challenger Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 430 65 22 10 2 n/a n/a 0 529
1993 451 67 34 9 4 n/a n/a 0 565
1994 398 57 30 7 3 n/a n/a 0 495
1995 401 55 27 7 2 n/a n/a 0 492
1996 401 55 27 7 2 n/a n/a 0 492
1997 296 67 26 15 2 n/a n/a 0 406
1998 309 80 25 22 1 n/a n/a 0 437
1999 290 71 28 23 1 n/a n/a 0 413
2000 288 82 26 14 0 n/a n/a 0 410
2001 259 110 34 19 1 n/a n/a 0 423
2002 210 157 14 12 1 n/a n/a 0 394
2003 210 157 14 12 1 n/a n/a 0 394
2004 182 165 22 17 0 n/a n/a 6 392
2005 175 153 19 20 0 n/a n/a 9 376
2006 165 141 25 24 0 n/a n/a 10 365
2007 147 116 31 27 0 n/a n/a 9 330
2008 136 122 28 30 1 n/a n/a 10 327
2009 131 98 30 35 1 n/a n/a 17 312
2010 133 123 31 45 1 n/a n/a 25 358
2011 123 114 35 37 2 0 21 0 332
2012 114 137 38 36 2 0 25 0 352
2013 108 122 29 33 0 0 24 0 316
2014 99 125 43 35 0 0 20 0 322
2015 102 143 38 32 0 0 21 0 336
2016 110 156 40 33 1 0 30 0 370
2017 95 154 46 40 1 0 29 0 365
2018 81 147 42 44 1 0 29 0 344

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 529 n/a n/a 9.3
1993 565 n/a 0.0 11.9
1994 495 24.0 20.6 7.1
1995 492 23.0 21.4 10.2
1996 492 23.0 21.4 10.2
1997 406 21.0 19.3 18.7
1998 437 22.0 19.9 21.1
1999 413 22.0 18.8 23.2
2000 410 21.2 19.3 24.6
2001 423 22.6 18.7 29.6
2002 394 24.3 16.2 45.7
2003 394 24.3 16.2 45.7
2004 392 22.3 17.6 49.2
2005 376 21.3 17.7 51.2
2006 365 20.1 18.2 51.5
2007 330 19.7 16.8 45.8
2008 327 18.2 18.0 53.3
2009 312 16.2 19.3 51.9
2010 358 17.2 20.8 68.5
2011 332 19.0 17.4 58.7
2012 352 16.4 21.4 69.0
2013 316 18.4 17.1 72.2
2014 322 16.9 18.9 67.1
2015 336 20.0 16.8 67.0
2016 370 21.0 17.6 72.7
2017 365 19.8 18.4 70.7
2018 344 19.1 17.9 75.0

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 529 n/a n/a 9.3
1993 565 n/a 0.0 11.9
1994 495 24.0 20.6 7.1
1995 492 23.0 21.4 10.2
1996 492 23.0 21.4 10.2
1997 406 21.0 19.3 18.7
1998 437 22.0 19.9 21.1
1999 413 22.0 18.8 23.2
2000 410 21.2 19.3 24.6
2001 423 22.6 18.7 29.6
2002 394 24.3 16.2 45.7
2003 394 24.3 16.2 45.7
2004 392 22.3 17.6 49.2
2005 376 21.3 17.7 51.2
2006 365 20.1 18.2 51.5
2007 330 19.7 16.8 45.8
2008 327 18.2 18.0 53.3
2009 312 16.2 19.3 51.9
2010 358 17.2 20.8 68.5
2011 332 19.0 17.4 58.7
2012 352 16.4 21.4 69.0
2013 316 18.4 17.1 72.2
2014 322 16.9 18.9 67.1
2015 336 20.0 16.8 67.0
2016 370 21.0 17.6 72.7
2017 365 19.8 18.4 70.7
2018 344 19.1 17.9 75.0

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

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