Challenge School

9659 East Mississippi Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Challenge School serves 534 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Challenge School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 534 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Challenge School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Challenge School's student population of 534 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
534 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Challenge School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Challenge School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#12 out of 1734 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
26%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
35%
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Black
17%
4%
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White
37%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.75
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Challenge School's ranking?
Challenge School is ranked #12 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
80-84% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 80-84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Challenge School?
534 students attend Challenge School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of Challenge School students are White, 26% of students are Asian, 17% of students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, and 10% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Challenge School?
Challenge School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Challenge School offer ?
Challenge School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Challenge School part of?

School Calendar

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Event
Date
No School ~ Spring Break ~ All Schools
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Last day of School ~ All Schools
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
Last day of K-7
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
No School Fall Break ~ All Schools
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
No School ~ Thanksgiving Break ~ All Schools
November 28, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 534 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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