Challenger Middle School serves 607 students in grades 6-8.
Challenger Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 607 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 33%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20% in CO
- Math Proficiency: 45% (Top 30%)
- Reading Proficiency: 65-69% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education
Challenger Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Challenger Middle School's student population of 607 students has declined by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Challenger Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Challenger Middle School is 0.52, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#248 out of 1734 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Challenger Middle School's ranking?
Challenger Middle School is ranked #248 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Challenger Middle School?
607 students attend Challenger Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Challenger Middle School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Challenger Middle School?
Challenger Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
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 Academy School District No. 20 In The County Of El Paso An.
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