Challenger Middle School

6905 W. Maryland Ave
Glendale, AZ 85303
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Challenger Middle School serves 721 students in grades 4-8.
Challenger Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Challenger Middle School's student population of 721 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 4-8
Total Students721 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Rankings

Challenger Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Challenger Middle School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1652 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
63%
45%
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Black
17%
5%
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White
11%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.560.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGlendale Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Challenger Middle School is Independence High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Harold W Smith School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Desert Garden Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Glendale Desert Garden Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 704 students
    0.3 miles
    7020 W. Ocotillo Road
    Glendale, AZ 85303
    (623) 237-5401
    0.3 PK-6 704
  • Glendale Harold W Smith School Math: 21% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 798 students
    0.7 miles
    6534 N 63rd Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85301
    (623) 237-4000
    0.7 K-8 798
  • Glendale Independence High School Math: 55% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,959 student
    0.8 miles
    6602 N. 75th Avenue
    Glendale, AZ 85303
    (623) 435-6100
    0.8 9-12 1,959
  • Glendale West-mec - Independence High School Vocational School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12
    0.8 miles
    6602 N. 75th Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85303
    (623) 435-6100
    0.8 9-12 n/a
  • Glendale Glendale High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,773 student
    0.9 miles
    6216 W. Glendale Avenue
    Glendale, AZ 85301
    (623) 435-6200
    0.9 9-12 1,773

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