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Challenger Elementary School

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Posted January 31, 2011

Challenger has been a great place for my children. The teachers, staff and everyone in the office have always been helpful and you can tell they care about kids. I feel very fortunate to have my children at Challenger! The scores considering how big the school is is really quite remarkable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

I know that the success of each student at Challenger is the primary goal for the entire teaching staff. The test scores of these kids, as a whole, reflect the efforts these teachers give each day. I know my child strives to do extra hard work during testings to prove how well his teacher is working for him. Thank you for making my kids want to learn and love going to school. It was sure different when I was a kid. Great job to everyone at Challenger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I have had several issues with Teaher's and the Principal's at Challenger Elementary and my children! In one situation the school allowed a Police Officer to take my child off of the school premises without me even being notified! And I have a restraining order in place against my ex-husband! In a different situation my Son and another student were having problems outside of school and it had been brought into the school by the other child's parent and the Teacher singled out my child in front of the entire class. I have not always felt this way about Challenger Elementary. In the beginning I thought that Challenger Elementary was a GREAT School, and then I had some problems with Social Services because of my ex-husband and then suddenly the School Staff changed towards our entire Family! So since that happened I have definitely changed the way that I view Challenger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

My kids love the challenger staff & I have really seen a difference in their learning. The fast pace that they are seeing keeps them interested & wanting more!
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Posted January 3, 2008

Challenger has a great staff and my children are learning at a fast pace and above average for their age group.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 83% in 2010.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

172 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students74%
Female83%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students52%
Female57%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 73%
Hispanic 7% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Black 3% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Patrick Marolt
Fax number
  • (218) 681-2905

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