Challenger Elementary School



Challenger Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Challenger Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 18
K 92
1 78
2 90
3 93
4 92
5 95
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Challenger Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Huntsville, AL in the Huntsville City School District. It enrolls 558 students in grades 1st through 12th. Challenger Elementary School is the 276th largest public school in Alabama and the 16,426th largest nationally. It has 14.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 558
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 39.15
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,426th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alabama: 276th out of 789
Student/Teacher Rank in Alabama: 493rd out of 783
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alabama: 295th out of 783

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Challenger Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 294
(53%)
8,581
(51%)
 Female 264
(47%)
8,170
(49%)

Challenger Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 410
(73%)
7,439
(44%)
 Black 63
(11%)
7,011
(42%)
 Asian 34
(6%)
341
(2%)
 Two or More 26
(5%)
516
(3%)
 Hispanic 20
(4%)
1,311
(8%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
75
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
58
(0%)

Challenger Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 364
(65%)
7,954
(47%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 163
(29%)
8,119
(48%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 31
(6%)
678
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 781 ranked schools in Alabama, Challenger Elementary School is ranked 576th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Challenger Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (34.8%) is significantly lower than the state average of 60.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Challenger Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 590
2006 552
2007 564
2008 521
2009 525
2010 522
2011 523
2012 558

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.1
2006 15.3
2007 16.6
2008 13.9
2009 15.2
2010 15.2
2011 13.4
2012 14.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.2271186440678
2006 0.22282608695652
2007 0.19858156028369
2008 0.20921305182342
2009 0.28
2010 0.28927203065134
2011 0.30210325047801
2012 0.34767025089606

Compare Challenger Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,327.8% 13.3:1
 
1,430.0% 14.3:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 34.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 60.8%
 

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Challenger Elementary School
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Public KG - 05 558 14.3:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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