Challenger Middle School

10810 Parkdale Ave.
San Diego, CA 92126
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
2.60 5 1 (5 reviews)
Challenger Middle School serves 971 students in grades 6-8.
Challenger Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Placements

Challenger Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Challenger Middle School's student population of 971 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students971 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

Challenger Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Challenger Middle School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#785 out of 9602 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
50%
12%
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Hispanic
18%
54%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
15%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.680.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Diego Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Challenger Middle School is Mira Mesa High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Audeo Charter (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hickman Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego Hickman Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 431 students
    0.2 miles
    10850 Montongo St.
    San Diego, CA 92126
    (858) 271-5210
    0.2 K-5 431
  • San Diego Jonas Salk Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 659 students
    0.5 miles
    7825 Flanders Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92126
    (858) 935-2100
    0.5 K-5 659
  • San Diego Sandburg Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 584 students
    0.9 miles
    11230 Avenida Del Gato
    San Diego, CA 92126
    (858) 566-0510
    0.9 K-5 584
  • San Diego Mira Mesa High School Math: 48% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,322 students
    1.0 miles
    10510 Reagan Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92126
    (858) 566-2262
    1 9-12 2,322
  • San Diego Mason Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 540 students
    1.1 miles
    10340 San Ramon Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92126
    (858) 271-0410
    1.1 K-5 540

School Reviews

  2.60 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
I am a student at Challenger Middle and I feel like the school has a strong stance although some teachers are very controlling and the emotional and mental state is not very needed, the support and comfort at the school is very welcoming and humble. I would recommend taking your child here if you are looking for a wonderful school!
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1  
This school feels like torture and would rather attend wagenhiem Middle school.
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5  
Most of the teachers and staff keep my child in line, but they are also very kind. They have a band, orchestra, Spanish, Filipino, etc. The school is great, and my student's test score is average.
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1  
Staff is horrible, very condescending, and unwilling to sit down with parents and discuss concerns. Office staff asking parents to leave and telling parents they are not welcomed at their school. You are not allowed on campus even with ID and identifying yourself without an appointment. Principal is never available on site when you ask for her, you need to make an appointment otherwise you never get to talk to the principal. I get that they might be busy but when a parent asks specifically several times on different occasions to talk to the principal and she is never around, that is a problem. Vice principal brushes off concerns and takes off to her office, completely disconnected and no disregard for parents' concerns and frustrations. This office staff makes you feel so unwelcomed and make you feel like it is an inconvenience for them to talk to you. They have mentioned that their workload keeps them from dealing with parents' requests to talk to their children. Office denied relaying a message to my son, they refused to let me talk to my son.
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1  
School has good testing scores, and overall the school is just ok. The staff in the office are not very nice though.
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