Challenger Middle School

100 East Elvira Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Challenger Middle School serves 765 students in grades 6-8.
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 21% (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 20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Challenger Middle School's student population of 765 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students765 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 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 0.24, 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
#1863 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
7%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
87%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
3%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.240.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSunnyside Unified 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 Southgate Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Math And Science Success Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elvira Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tucson Elvira Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 652 students
    0.3 miles
    250 W Elvira Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85706
    (520) 545-2000
    0.3 K-6 652
  • Tucson Math And Science Success Academy Charter School
    Math: 54% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-8 | 639 students
    0.7 miles
    434 W. Lerdo Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85706
    (520) 751-2783
    0.7 K-8 639
  • Tucson Academy Del Sol - Hope Charter School
    Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 519 students
    0.9 miles
    7102 W. Valley Crest Pl
    Tucson, AZ 85757
    (520) 325-2800
    0.9 K-8 519
  • Tucson Santa Clara Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 566 students
    0.9 miles
    6910 S Santa Clara
    Tucson, AZ 85706
    (520) 545-2000
    0.9 K-6 566
  • Tucson Southgate Academy Charter School
    Math: 6% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 547 students
    1.1 miles
    850 W. Valencia Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85706
    (520) 741-7900
    1.1 K-12 547

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