Challenger Elementary School serves 365 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Challenger Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 365 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AZ
- Math Proficiency: 11% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 22% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
Challenger Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Challenger Elementary School's student population of 365 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Challenger Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Challenger Elementary School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1414 out of 1854 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Challenger Elementary School's ranking?
Challenger Elementary School is ranked #1414 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 22% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Challenger Elementary School?
365 students attend Challenger Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
99% of Challenger Elementary School students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Challenger Elementary School?
Challenger Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Challenger Elementary School offer ?
Challenger Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Challenger Elementary School part of?
Challenger Elementary School is part of Nogales Unified District (4457) School District.
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