Challenger Middle School

Challenger Middle School serves 536 students in grades 6-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Challenger Middle School operates within the Huntsville City School District.

Overview

The student population of 536 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 536 students
Challenger Middle School Total Students (1990-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Challenger Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Challenger Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Challenger Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
1%
Challenger Middle School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
3%
5%
Challenger Middle School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
14%
35%
Challenger Middle School Black (1990-2012)
White
75%
58%
Challenger Middle School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Challenger Middle School Sch Ethnicity Challenger Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.42 0.70
Challenger Middle School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
23%
51%
Challenger Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
4%
7%
Challenger Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 22,464 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Huntsville City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
50
7
Number of Students Managed 22,464 2,928
Huntsville City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $234 MM n/a
Huntsville City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $263 MM n/a
Huntsville City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,074 $0
Huntsville City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,352 $0
Huntsville City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Virgil Grissom High School (3.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Mt Gap Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Challenger Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Huntsville Challenger Elementary School
    13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7060
    0  mi  |  523  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Huntsville Mt Gap Middle School
    821 Mt Gap Rd
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7720
    1  mi  |  356  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Huntsville Mt Gap Elementary School
    821 Mt Gap Rd
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7360
    1  mi  |  318  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Huntsville Farley Elementary School
    2900 Green Cove Rd Sw
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7160
    1.5  mi  |  364  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Huntsville Weatherly Heights Elementary School
    1307 Canstatt Dr
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7460
    2.2  mi  |  550  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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