Challenger Elementary



Challenger Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Challenger Elementary Students by Grade
PK 33
K 153
1 145
2 151
3 137
4 138
5 115
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Challenger Elementary is a public elementary school located in Thief River Falls, MN in the Thief River Falls School District. It enrolls 872 students in grades 1st through 12th. Challenger Elementary is the 35th largest public school in Minnesota and the 2,613th largest nationally. It has 14.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 872
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 59.53
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,613th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Minnesota: 35th out of 1,001
Student/Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 445th out of 989
Full Time Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 19th out of 989

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Challenger Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 465
(53%)
708
(52%)
 Female 407
(47%)
651
(48%)

Challenger Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 744
(85%)
1,185
(87%)
 Hispanic 51
(6%)
75
(6%)
 American Indian 31
(4%)
37
(3%)
 Black 22
(3%)
29
(2%)
 Two or More 11
(1%)
17
(1%)
 Asian 11
(1%)
14
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
2
(0%)

Challenger Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 502
(58%)
821
(60%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 291
(33%)
398
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 79
(9%)
140
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 986 ranked schools in Minnesota, Challenger Elementary is ranked 87th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Challenger Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.4%) is slightly higher than the state average of 40.6%. 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 Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 874
2006 893
2007 875
2008 913
2009 915
2010 882
2011 868
2012 872

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.9
2006 16.5
2007 16.1
2008 15.3
2009 15.7
2010 14.7
2011 14.2
2012 14.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.37299771167048
2006 0.36954087346025
2007 0.37942857142857
2008 0.37349397590361
2009 0.42622950819672
2010 0.43424036281179
2011 0.44930875576037
2012 0.4243119266055

Compare Challenger Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,460.0% 14.6:1
 
1,480.9% 14.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.6%
 
This School 42.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Challenger Elementary
Thief River Falls, MN
Public PK - 05 872 14.6:1  
St Bernard'S School
Thief River Falls, MN
Private PK - 05 114 12:1 2 miles
Franklin Middle School
Thief River Falls, MN
Public 06 - 08 487 15.2:1 2 miles
Red Lake County Central Elementary
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Public PK - 06 221 10.5:1 14 miles
Viking Elementary
Viking, MN
Public PK - 02 88 12.9:1 14 miles
J.a. Hughes Elementary
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Public PK - 06 195 10.9:1 16 miles
Newfolden Elementary
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Public 03 - 06 118 12.8:1 20 miles
Greenbush-Middle River Junior High School
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Public 06 - 08 103 14.1:1 24 miles
Middle River Elementary
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Public PK - 05 61 8.3:1 24 miles
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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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