Challenger Elementary School serves 500 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Challenger Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 500 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 42%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 30% (Top 30%)
- Reading Proficiency: 53% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Challenger Elementary School's student population of 500 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Challenger Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Challenger Elementary School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#323 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Challenger Elementary School's ranking?
Challenger Elementary School is ranked #323 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Challenger Elementary School?
500 students attend Challenger Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Challenger Elementary School students are White, 23% of students are Black, 15% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Challenger Elementary School?
Challenger Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Challenger Elementary School offer ?
Challenger Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Challenger Elementary School part of?
Challenger Elementary School is part of Huntsville City School District.
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