Challenger Middle School

13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
Huntsville, AL 35803
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Challenger Middle School serves 439 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 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Challenger Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Challenger Middle School's student population of 439 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students439 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Rankings

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 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#233 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
17%
33%
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White
65%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.540.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHuntsville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Challenger Middle School is Virgil Grissom High School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mountain Gap P8 (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Challenger Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Huntsville Challenger Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 510 students
    0.0 miles
    13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
    Huntsville, AL 35803
    (256) 428-7060
    0 PK-5 510
  • Huntsville Mountain Gap P8 Math: 61% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-8 | 800 students
    1.0 miles
    821 Mt Gap Rd
    Huntsville, AL 35803
    (256) 428-7720
    1 PK-8 800
  • Huntsville Farley Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 365 students
    1.5 miles
    2900 Green Cove Rd Sw
    Huntsville, AL 35803
    (256) 428-7160
    1.5 PK-5 365
  • Huntsville Weatherly Heights Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 487 students
    2.2 miles
    1307 Canstatt Dr
    Huntsville, AL 35803
    (256) 428-7460
    2.2 PK-5 487
  • Huntsville Roger B Chaffee Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 421 students
    3.3 miles
    7900 Whittier Rd
    Huntsville, AL 35802
    (256) 428-7040
    3.3 PK-5 421

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