Challenger Middle School

Challenger Middle School serves 526 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Challenger Middle School operates within the Huntsville City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 526 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 526 students
Challenger Middle School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Challenger Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Challenger Middle School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade Challenger Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Challenger Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.47 0.32
Challenger Middle School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
33%
52%
Challenger Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Challenger Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,656 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,546 is higher than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,657 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 29% over four years.
School District Name Huntsville City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
50
7
Number of Students Managed 23,656 3,026
Huntsville City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $247 MM $30 MM
Huntsville City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $273 MM $30 MM
Huntsville City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,546 $10,181
Huntsville City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,657 $10,301
Huntsville City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Virgil Grissom High School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hampton Cove Middle School (5.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Challenger Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HuntsvilleChallenger Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 585 students13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7060
    0PK-5585
  • HuntsvilleMt Gap Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: KG-5821 Mt Gap Rd
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7360
    1KG-5n/a
  • HuntsvilleMt Gap Middle School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 699 students821 Mt Gap Rd
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7720
    1PK-8699
  • HuntsvilleFarley Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 338 students2900 Green Cove Rd Sw
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7160
    1.5PK-5338
  • HuntsvilleWeatherly Heights Elementary School
    2.2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 527 students1307 Canstatt Dr
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7460
    2.2PK-5527

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