Challenger Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 601 County Rd 61
       Thief River Falls, MN  56701-4004


 (218) 681-2345

District: Thief River Falls School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
454th of 842 Minnesota Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  14.8
Number of students:  915

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.1%
Hispanic:
6.8%
American Indian:
2.8%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  41.3%

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Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Challenger Elementary ranked worse than 53.9% of elementary schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.61. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.1%), Hispanic (6.8%), American Indian (2.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 41.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Challenger Elementary is 14.8. (See more...)
Compare Challenger Elementary employs 61.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Challenger Elementary:

SchoolDigger Ranks Challenger Elementary 454th of 842 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Challenger Elementary in the ranking list.)

Thief River Falls School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Thief River Falls School District 204th of 428 Minnesota 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 MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 53.75 367th 663 44.6% 2 star ranking
2004 46.31 432nd 664 34.9% 2 star ranking
2005 58.52 317th 673 52.9% 3 star ranking
2006 55.19 401st 744 46.1% 2 star ranking
2007 48.07 498th 764 34.8% 2 star ranking
2008 49.21 481st 767 37.3% 2 star ranking
2009 47.34 277th 428 35.3% 2 star ranking
2010 72.84 178th 788 77.4% 4 star ranking
2011 73.96 166th 799 79.2% 4 star ranking
2012 62.36 359th 805 55.4% 3 star ranking
2013 59.48 375th 809 53.6% 3 star ranking
2014 51.93 467th 811 42.4% 2 star ranking
2015 53.42 468th 820 42.9% 2 star ranking
2016 55.61 454th 842 46.1% 2 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Challenger Elementary Test Scores

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Test score data source: Minnesota Department of Education

About the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment: The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind.

Students in grades 3-8 and 10 take the Reading MCA-II Assessments. Students in grade 11 take the Mathematics MCA-II. Between 2006 and 2010, students in grades 3-8 took the Mathematics MCA-II, but starting in 2011 students in these grades take the Mathematics MCA-III. Beginning in 2008, students also take Science MCA-II Assessments in grades 5, 8 and high school. The MCA-II series is aligned to Minnesota academic standards adopted in 2003, while the MCA-III is aligned to 2007 standards. Results from the original MCA, the MCA-II, and the successor MCA-III series, should not be compared because they are aligned to different standards.

Source: Research and Assessment, Minnesota Dept of Education
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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
1995 936 7 9 14 12 n/a n/a 0 978
1996 936 7 9 14 12 n/a n/a 0 978
1997 914 11 5 13 17 n/a n/a 0 960
1998 847 9 6 23 24 n/a n/a 26 935
1999 886 6 5 31 20 n/a n/a 0 948
2000 805 5 3 21 16 n/a n/a 0 850
2001 813 3 2 19 15 n/a n/a 0 852
2002 819 4 2 23 16 n/a n/a 0 864
2003 819 4 2 23 16 n/a n/a 0 864
2004 816 8 4 32 17 n/a n/a 0 877
2005 786 13 4 33 14 n/a n/a 0 850
2006 792 14 5 43 20 n/a n/a 0 874
2007 792 18 4 52 27 n/a n/a 0 893
2008 766 24 4 50 31 n/a n/a 0 875
2009 817 24 6 34 32 n/a n/a 0 913
2010 790 32 10 47 36 n/a n/a 0 915
2011 754 24 9 51 30 1 13 0 882
2012 738 22 9 58 22 2 17 0 868
2013 744 22 11 51 31 2 11 0 872
2014 779 15 14 62 26 0 19 0 915

Test score 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 Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 978 58.8 16.6 22.4
1996 978 58.8 16.6 22.4
1997 960 58.1 16.5 21.1
1998 935 n/a 0.0 26.6
1999 948 72.7 13.0 23.2
2000 850 70.5 12.1 39.2
2001 852 65.4 13.0 33.6
2002 864 63.5 13.6 35.2
2003 864 63.5 13.6 35.2
2004 877 59.6 14.7 35.6
2005 850 57.0 14.9 35.5
2006 874 51.8 16.9 37.3
2007 893 54.0 16.5 37.0
2008 875 54.5 16.1 37.9
2009 913 59.7 15.3 37.3
2010 915 58.1 15.7 42.6
2011 882 60.1 14.6 43.4
2012 868 61.1 14.1 44.9
2013 872 59.5 14.6 42.4
2014 915 61.5 14.8 41.3

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Challenger Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 978 58.8 16.6 22.4
1996 978 58.8 16.6 22.4
1997 960 58.1 16.5 21.1
1998 935 n/a 0.0 26.6
1999 948 72.7 13.0 23.2
2000 850 70.5 12.1 39.2
2001 852 65.4 13.0 33.6
2002 864 63.5 13.6 35.2
2003 864 63.5 13.6 35.2
2004 877 59.6 14.7 35.6
2005 850 57.0 14.9 35.5
2006 874 51.8 16.9 37.3
2007 893 54.0 16.5 37.0
2008 875 54.5 16.1 37.9
2009 913 59.7 15.3 37.3
2010 915 58.1 15.7 42.6
2011 882 60.1 14.6 43.4
2012 868 61.1 14.1 44.9
2013 872 59.5 14.6 42.4
2014 915 61.5 14.8 41.3

Test score 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 Minnesota Department of Education.

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