Challenger Early College High School

2550 Hwy 70 Se
Hickory, NC 28602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Challenger Early College High School serves 411 students in grades 9-12.
Challenger Early College High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Challenger Early College High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Challenger Early College High School's student population of 411 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students411 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

Challenger Early College High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Challenger Early College High School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1033 out of 2561 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
16%
4%
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Hispanic
20%
18%
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Black
7%
25%
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White
54%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.68
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCatawba County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Challenger Early College High School is Conover Special Education (3.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Grandview Middle School (2.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hickory Grandview Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 443 students
    2.4 miles
    451 Catawba Valley Boulevard
    Hickory, NC 28602
    (828) 328-2289
    2.4 6-8 443
  • Conover Saint Stephens Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 676 students
    2.5 miles
    684 30th Street Ne
    Conover, NC 28613
    (828) 256-2570
    2.5 PK-6 676
  • Conover Conover Special Education Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-13 | 66 students
    3.7 miles
    108 7th Street Place Sw
    Conover, NC 28613
    (828) 464-9532
    3.7 PK-13 66
  • Conover Newton-conover Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 609 students
    3.7 miles
    873 Northern Dr Nw
    Conover, NC 28613
    (828) 464-4221
    3.7 6-8 609
  • Newton Discovery High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 216 students
    3.8 miles
    301 West 18th St
    Newton, NC 28658
    (828) 466-5581
    3.8 9-12 216

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