Challenger Middle School

13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
Huntsville, AL 35803
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 456 students in grades 6-8, Challenger Middle School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 456 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : Top 30% in AL
  • : 28% (Top 50%)
  • : 58% (Top 30%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Challenger Middle School's student population of 456 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
456 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Challenger Middle School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Challenger Middle School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#376 out of 1285 schools
(Top 30%)
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28%
29%
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58%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Challenger Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55-59%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
12%
10%
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Black
24%
32%
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White
59%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
4%
6%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Challenger Middle School's ranking?
Challenger Middle School is ranked #376 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Challenger Middle School often compared to?
Challenger Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Buckhorn Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
28% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 58% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Challenger Middle School?
456 students attend Challenger Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Challenger Middle School students are White, 24% of students are Black, 12% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Challenger Middle School?
Challenger Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Challenger Middle School offer ?
Challenger Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Challenger Middle School part of?
Challenger Middle School is part of Huntsville City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 456 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 28% (Top 50%)
  • : 58% (Top 30%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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