100 E Elvira Rd
Tucson, AZ 85756
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Challenger Middle School serves 753 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 22:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 753 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Challenger Middle School's student population of 753 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
753 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State 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 Ratio
22:1
17:1
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American Indian
6%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
87%
46%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
3%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 753 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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