Challenger Middle School

Challenger Middle School serves 516 students in grades 6-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Challenger Middle School operates within the Huntsville City School District.

Overview

The student population of 516 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 516 students
Challenger Middle School Total Students (1990-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Challenger Middle School Total Teachers (1990-2013)
Students by Grade Challenger Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Challenger Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Challenger Middle School American Indian Students (1990-2013)
Asian
6%
1%
Challenger Middle School Asian Students (1992-2013)
Hispanic
3%
5%
Challenger Middle School Black Students (1996-2013)
Black
18%
34%
Challenger Middle School Black Students (1990-2013)
White
71%
57%
Challenger Middle School White Students (1990-2013)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Challenger Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Challenger Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.46 0.20
Challenger Middle School Diversity Score (1990-2013)
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.
28%
52%
Challenger Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2013)
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%
6%
Challenger Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 24,198 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,074 is higher than the state average of $9,620. The district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,352 is higher than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Huntsville City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
50
7
Number of Students Managed 24,198 2,979
Huntsville City School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $234 MM $29 MM
Huntsville City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $263 MM $31 MM
Huntsville City School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,074 $9,620
Huntsville City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,352 $10,180
Huntsville City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mt Gap Middle School (1 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 Grades Students
  • HuntsvilleChallenger Elementary School
    13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7060
    0 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 558 students                      
  • HuntsvilleMt Gap Middle School
    821 Mt Gap Rd
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7720
    1 mi | Gr. PK-9 | 710 students                      
  • HuntsvilleMt Gap Elementary School
    821 Mt Gap Rd
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7360
    1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | n/a students                      
  • HuntsvilleFarley Elementary School
    2900 Green Cove Rd Sw
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7160
    1.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 335 students                      
  • HuntsvilleWeatherly Heights Elementary School
    1307 Canstatt Dr
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7460
    2.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 546 students                      

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