Challenger Elementary School

1066 West Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Challenger Elementary School serves 479 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Challenger Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Challenger Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Challenger Elementary School's student population of 479 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students479 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

Challenger Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Challenger Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#853 out of 3119 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
n/a
18%
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White
93%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.130.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHowell School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Challenger Elementary School is Howell High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pathway School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southwest Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Howell Howell High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: ≤1%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,310 students
    0.1 miles
    1200 West Grand River Ave
    Howell, MI 48843
    (517) 540-8300
    0.1 9-12 2,310
  • Howell Southwest Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 514 students
    0.3 miles
    915 Gay St
    Howell, MI 48843
    (517) 548-6288
    0.3 PK-5 514
  • Howell Community Based Early Childhood Services
    Grades: PK
    0.4 miles
    1425 West Grand River Ave
    Howell, MI 48843
    (517) 546-5550
    0.4 PK n/a
  • Howell Pathway School Special Education School
    Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-12 | 60 students
    0.4 miles
    1429 West Grand River Ave
    Howell, MI 48843
    (517) 546-6240
    0.4 PK-12 60
  • Howell Highlander Way Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 849 students
    0.7 miles
    511 North Highlander Way
    Howell, MI 48843
    (517) 548-6252
    0.7 6-8 849

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