Challenger K-8 School Of Science And Math

  • Challenger K-8 School Of Science And Math serves 1,474 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Challenger K-8 School Of Science And Math placed in the top 1% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62%.

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Challenger K-8 School Of Science And Math places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Challenger K-8 School Of Science And Math's student population of 1,474 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students1,474 students
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Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Challenger K-8 School Of Science And Math is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Challenger K-8 School Of Science And Math is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#33 out of 3650 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
33%
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Black
3%
22%
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White
71%
38%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.470.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHernando School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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Challenger is truly a one-of-a-kind school! The teachers and faculty are amazing and the test scores prove it. Being ranked 2nd in the state in 2011 definitely comes as no surprise! The standards are set high but there is plenty of help and support for students who may need it. It's great to see how many parents are involved with their children not only academically but also with school functions and volunteering as well. We are very blessed to have our daughter enrolled in such a wonderful school!
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