Challenger Elementary School

  • Challenger Elementary School serves 344 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (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 35-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Challenger Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) 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 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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 344 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students344 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Challenger Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 0.73, which is more 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#1316 out of 3119 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
43%
18%
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White
24%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Challenger Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.730.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKentwood School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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