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Challenger Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1086 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted July 17, 2012

challenger is an awsome school!!!! im a student that goes there and this is my second year thier its super good. the teachers are amazing they are up on you to your work and anything else. i use to be a a,b,c student ever since i went to challenger i ended with 5 A's and 2 B's.we have good principals i love them.this school is one you have to choose for your kid.im looking forward to send my kids there in the future


Posted January 18, 2012

Seriously the best middle school in Cape Coral. The teachers are so supportive and communicate with us via the website, Parentlink calls, and by sending things home. I definitely recommend Challenger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

Challenger middle is the best school ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2008

i love this school.... it is amazing
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2008

Hey, I just finished my second year Challenger middle. I was there the first year at the portables while they were building our school. I just finished my last year here and I'm proud to say I'm part of the first graduating class there! The teachers are really great. And because the school is brand new, everything is up to date. The equipment in the news studio is what they use is actually news studios! I was part of Challenger's first yearbook staff, and it was great working with new cameras. The principle and staff are really cool. They are one of the few schools here that actually care about the student and their learning abilities. I myself am gifted, and I think the gifted program is wonderful. My mother also tells me that the teachers send her my progress reports from time to time to keep her updated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

Challanger is a great school! The teachers are tentative to the students and take the time to make sure the students are up to par academically. They even send me email updates on how my child is progressing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

So far, Challenger seems to be great. I think it is the next 'Gulf Middle School.' Not too many schools can get a B rating the first year. This year Challenger is shooting for an A rating. All the teachers and staff are very helpful. The principle, is the BEST! I look forward to sending my other two children there.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

362 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

366 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

355 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 64%
Hispanic 28%
Black 5%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%66%61%
Master's degree 47%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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624 Trafalgar Parkway
Cape Coral, FL 33991
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