Challenge School

  • Challenge School serves 534 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 91% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

Challenge School places 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 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students534 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Challenge School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Challenge School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#3 out of 1718 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
21%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
34%
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Black
14%
5%
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White
44%
53%
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.730.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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