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Huntsville, AL
Students enrolled: 523

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13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
Huntsville, AL 35803

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(256) 428-7060
(256) 428-7064
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January 26, 2014
This school is said to be one of the better elementary schools in the city. Academically the test scores are high. The atmosphere is large, crowded and busy. There is a fair amount of bullying also. My daughter was bullied to the point of her father and I having to contact the superintendent. It is easy for certain kids to get lost between the cracks because the class sizes are large and some of the teachers do not seem like they are really interested in helping out anymore. Some of those teachers definitely need to retire. My child has been there since Kindergarten and she is now in 3rd grade. Most days she doesn't even want to go to school. Her Kindergarten teacher was Ms. Newsom who is awful and that set the tone. She's really mean to the kids and you can tell she is just hanging in until retirement. I reported several concerns about her to the principal at the time but nothing was done. My daughter's teachers since then have been better than Newsom but not great by any means. Her current 3rd grade teacher is uninspiring and again you can tell she's just waiting on retirement. The Asst. Principal Ms. Henson is the best asset this school has but she can only do so much.

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2013
We just transfered to this school and I really dislike this school . It's forsure is not for my family. The Lord sit high and looks low.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2012
I meant to write Challenger ELEMENTARY school directly below. I apologize for the error, though my eldest daughter did attend Challenger Middle School and I have good things to say for them too.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2011
We debated choosing private school over public, but we are very pleased with our decision of going to Challenger. The principal is fantastic, and the teachers are wonderful. My son is constantly telling us how much he loves the school!

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no rating
September 10, 2009
I am the Grandmother of a student at Challenger Middle School and my Granddaughter loves it there. she came from a school in PG County MD, so this was quite a change for her.

- submitted by a community member

September 10, 2007
One of the best schools my kids have attended. The principle cares and loves the kids and the school. I have never had a teacher or principle for that matter call home to congratulate the kids on an award or good work. I have had both here. Teachers are dedicated and very professional. I have 4 kids so, this is very important to us!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 02, 2007
Awesome! Challenger is like a big family! I enjoy working with the teachers and the kids as a parent volunteer. The kids are having fun and learning lots!

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2007
coming from the big city i can appreciate the smalller classrooms,teacher-parent communication and the quality of the healthy food choices my son has.in 6 short months my son has improved grately and i am happy for my son and his new confidence. challenger is a great school and i really like how the kids are seperated by grades in the school in different hallways.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2004
Our school is so great.I just finished the 5th grade, and it has been the best 6 years of my life.I highly recommend it for your children too.

- submitted by a student

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Challenger Elementary School
13555 Chaney Thompson Rd, Huntsville, AL  35803
(256) 428-7060
Last modified Challenger Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Challenger Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top