Challenger Middle School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Challenger Middle School

Challenger Middle School is a vibrant and diverse learning community located in the heart of the city. Our school is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where students can develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become successful, responsible citizens.
At Challenger Middle School, we believe that all students can learn and achieve success. We strive to provide a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that is both challenging and engaging. Our teachers are committed to helping students reach their full potential by providing personalized instruction and ongoing support.
In addition to our core academic program, we offer a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs. These activities and clubs provide students with the opportunity to explore their interests, develop leadership skills, and build relationships with peers.
At Challenger Middle School, we are committed to creating a school culture where all students feel respected, valued, and supported. Our goal is to ensure that each and every student has the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

Address:

13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
Huntsville, AL 35803

Phone:

(256) 428-7620

Site:

www.huntsvillecityschools.org

Grades:

6 – 8

Enrollment:

493 students

Overview Challenger Middle School

Challenger Middle School serves 493 students in grades 6-8.
Challenger Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Challenger Middle School

Challenger Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Challenger Middle School is 0.59, 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.

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