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Challenger Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 671 students

 
 

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Posted May 14, 2012

For now on we're Very happy wirh the school. It's organized and clean. We got a wonderful kinder teacher. The approach with the staff is easy. Most of the parents are involved at school activities like parties and field day/trip. The principal does a good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

My 3 kids have all been Challenger Eagles! One still remains at the school and we love it! From the office staff, to the prinicipal and teachers, my husband and I have always been met with caring words and dispositions. In fact, I had a niece who had to suddenly stay with us for a year. They were so very helpful with getting all of the necessary pieces put in place so that she would not miss out on any classroom time. Also, I remember when Hurricane Katrina devastated Lousiana & Mississippi. This school led the way with being a conduit for kind acts donations. My family loves this school and all that it offers. In fact, it just earned Recognized rating from the Texas Department of Education again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

Our kids went to Challenger for 2 to 3 years. They are now in an IB program in HISD and the educational gap/expectations is huge. They were making straight A's at Challenger and have had a hard time transitioning to the higher standards of IB. Part of the issue was a parent who should have been more involved. However, the systme was also failing the kids by giving them straight As with no understanding of math and language art basics. Pearland system is below an acceptable level. This would never be tolerated at the IB program. They identify issues and work to resolve.


Posted January 11, 2008

I have two kids enrolled at Challenger, and they love it. They both have great teachers and are so excited to get up in the morning and go to school. I am so grateful for the staff at Challenger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

This school lacks strong supervision. The overall attitude is negative. There are some great teachers, especially in Kindergarten and 1st grade, but the negative attitude is pretty much school wide. Staff seems on the defense with parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2005

I think it's a very good school. My daughter has been attending for 2 years , loves her teachers. They all seem to genuiunely care about their students. She has gotten straight A's throughout. The teachers are very friendly and helpful with parents as well.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

150 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education50%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African American94%
Asian94%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education38%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education64%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black or African American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education44%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female94%
Male74%
Black or African American73%
Asian90%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female84%
Male71%
Black or African American65%
Asian90%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education25%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Black or African American72%
Asian90%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education15%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 36% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 22% 4%
Hispanic 21% 52%
Black 17% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 16%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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P O Box 7
Pearland, TX 77588
Phone: (281) 485-7912

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