Challenger Middle School
Challenger Middle School serves 493 students in grades 6-8.
Challenger Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: 6-8
- Students: 493 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
- Minority Enrollment: 40%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 56% (Top 30%)
- Reading Proficiency: 64% (Top 10%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Challenger Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Challenger Middle School's student population of 493 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Challenger Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Challenger Middle School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#233 out of 1263 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
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