Challenger Middle School



Challenger Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Challenger Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 118
5 140
6 137
7 136
8 135
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Challenger Middle School is a public elementary school located in Glendale, AZ in the Glendale Elementary School District. It enrolls 666 students in grades 1st through 12th. Challenger Middle School is the 358th largest public school in Arizona and the 9,267th largest nationally. It has 18.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 666
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 36
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,267th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 358th out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 446th out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 311th out of 948

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Challenger Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 340
(51%)
6,909
(51%)
 Female 326
(49%)
6,542
(49%)

Challenger Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 429
(64%)
9,694
(72%)
 White 97
(15%)
1,765
(13%)
 Black 86
(13%)
1,202
(9%)
 Asian 30
(5%)
350
(3%)
 American Indian 13
(2%)
242
(2%)
 Two or More 8
(1%)
179
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
19
(0%)

Challenger Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 564
(85%)
11,071
(82%)
 Not Eligible 59
(9%)
1,480
(11%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 43
(6%)
900
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Challenger Middle School is ranked 115th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Challenger Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (91.1%) is significantly higher than the state average of 55.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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 Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 956
2006 958
2007 819
2008 771
2009 802
2010 746
2011 741
2012 666

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.7
2006 18.4
2007 20
2008 19.3
2009 21.7
2010 20.1
2011 19.5
2012 18.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.93514644351464
2006 0.81941544885177
2007 0.77899877899878
2008 0.86770428015564
2009 0.91645885286783
2010 0.92493297587131
2011 0.89203778677463
2012 0.91141141141141

Compare Challenger Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
1,850.0% 18.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 
This School 91.1%
 

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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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