Challenger Middle School

  • Challenger Middle School serves 512 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the AL average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
  • Challenger Middle School operates within the Huntsville City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 512 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 512 students
Challenger Middle School Total Students (1991-2015)
Gender % Challenger Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Challenger Middle School Total Teachers (1991-2015)
Students by Grade Challenger Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 18:1
Challenger Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1993-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Challenger Middle School American Indian Students (1994-2014)
Asian
3%
1%
Challenger Middle School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
5%
6%
Challenger Middle School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
17%
33%
Challenger Middle School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
68%
56%
Challenger Middle School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Challenger Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
7%
2%
Challenger Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Challenger Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.51 0.32
Challenger Middle School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
30%
47%
Challenger Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
5%
Challenger Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Huntsville City School District's student population of 23,199 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,413 is higher than the state average of $9,721. The district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,863 is higher than the state average of $10,229. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name Huntsville City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
41
6
Number of Students Managed 23,199 2,879
Huntsville City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $270 MM $28 MM
Huntsville City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $304 MM $29 MM
Huntsville City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,413 $9,721
Huntsville City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,863 $10,229
Huntsville City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HuntsvilleChallenger Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 583 students
    0 miles
    13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7060
    0PK-5583
  • HuntsvilleMt Gap Middle School
    Grades: PK-8 | 738 students
    1 miles
    821 Mt Gap Rd
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7720
    1PK-8738
  • HuntsvilleFarley Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 352 students
    1.5 miles
    2900 Green Cove Rd Sw
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7160
    1.5PK-5352
  • HuntsvilleWeatherly Heights Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 489 students
    2.2 miles
    1307 Canstatt Dr
    HuntsvilleAL 35803
    (256)428-7460
    2.2PK-5489
  • HuntsvilleRoger B Chaffee Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 393 students
    3.3 miles
    7900 Whittier Rd
    HuntsvilleAL 35802
    (256)428-7040
    3.3PK-5393

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
June 22, 2017
Charter Schools are emerging as an alternative to traditional system of education. Since state legislatures passed charter law in 1990, charter schools saw an enormous increase in number. Read more about how these schools operate.
June 22, 2017
Are our public schools in a state of crisis? Learn about the 10 biggest problems with public schools today, both from the perspective of the administrators and the teachers
June 22, 2017
What is a Magnet School? Read about how magnet schools differ and work when compared to other public schools.