2015 Alexander Ave
Waco, TX 76708
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Challenge Academy serves 22 students in grades 5-12.
Challenge Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Challenge Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Challenge Academy's student population of 22 students has declined by 40% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Total Students
22 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
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School Rankings

Challenge Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Challenge Academy is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#3237 out of 8043 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
51%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
41%
52%
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Black
41%
13%
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White
9%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 22 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in TX
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 30%)

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