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Challenger Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 627 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2013

I love this school. They have wonderful staff who helps with finding out about the childern and where they need the help in being all they can be. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who has a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

All five of my children have attended Challenger, starting with my oldest daughter who is now a Senior at Mariner High School. We love Challenger! When we moved within the district two years ago we went out of our way to get in-district transfers so our children could remain at Challenger. The teachers are phenominal and the staff is amazingly supportive. One of our chief goals for our children is that they become great readers. Challenger has helped us achieve that goal. Three of our five children struggled with reading in the beginning but have surpassed those struggles with the help of their teachers and some of the great reading programs at Challenger (IXL, etc). One of our daughters overcame her reading struggles with the help of a summer reading program run by one of Challengers exceptional teachers (you know who you are :). We cannot say enough about what a wonderful school Challenger is and what an engaging learning environment the teachers and staff provide. Thank you Challenger staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2006

Our son has been a student at Challenger from Kindergarten through 5th grade and we really love it. He is a special-needs child, and one of the primary reasons we've stayed in this district is because of this school, and the wonders they've been able to work with him. The counselors and administrators are supportive and responsive, and encourage parent participation from day one. We're still getting to know Mr. Adkinson, the new principal as of the 2006-07 school year, but so far he seems very nice. Our son has thrived at Challenger, and we will sorely miss it when he goes to middle school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

I have had 4 daughters that have attended Challenger, all which have loved their teachers. They all can recall certain special teachers and special times that occured while they where students there. The faculty there is to be congradulated on their success with all the students. When we have attended student functions at the school, the staff is very kind,helpful and offers nothing but encouragement for the students. My wife and I would like to thank the Entire Staff for giving our girls the guidence and support they all needed in their younger years of life. I would highly recomend Challenger to any family with K-5 grade children. Challenger Elementary Faculty YOU will missed.
—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.

About these ratings

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 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
15%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income59%
Not low income90%
Special education15%
Not special education76%
Limited English54%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female74%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income53%
Not low income85%
Special education8%
Not special education71%
Limited English43%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students50%
Female57%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income41%
Not low income80%
Special education20%
Not special education54%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female73%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income55%
Not low income80%
Special education30%
Not special education64%
Limited English35%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female70%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income46%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English30%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students36%
Female34%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income32%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female37%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income43%
Not low income39%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English18%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 37% 20%
White 37% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 132%N/A8%
Special education 124%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 273%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Evrett, WA 98204
Phone: (425) 366-2500

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