Challenge School

Serves grades PK - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
9659 East Mississippi Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
Phone
(720) 747-2100
District
CHERRY CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5 IN THE COUNTY OF ARAPAH
County
ARAPAHOE COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
Yes
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
534
Classroom Teachers
30

* Challenge School is one of the top 100 best public schools in America.

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Colorado

10

(10 is best)

Better than 99.7% of CO schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

Challenge School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 89 41
Proficiency in Reading 86 41
Proficiency in Math 91 41

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 89 39
Proficiency in Reading 90 45
Proficiency in Math 87 34

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 80 40
Proficiency in Reading 89 46
Proficiency in Math 70 34

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 88 36
Proficiency in Reading 90 41
Proficiency in Math 85 31

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 89 35
Proficiency in Reading 93 44
Proficiency in Math 85 26

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 17.96
AVG FOR DISTRICT 18.10
AVG FOR STATE 17.37
AVG FOR NATION 16.54
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 0 0.0%
Kindergarten 23 4.3%
Grade 1 41 7.7%
Grade 2 51 9.6%
Grade 3 60 11.2%
Grade 4 65 12.2%
Grade 5 73 13.7%
Grade 6 76 14.2%
Grade 7 75 14.0%
Grade 8 70 13.1%
Total 534 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 51.1% 57.9% 56.4%
Black 9.9% 12.0% 4.8%
Hispanic 13.4% 20.1% 34.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 25.4% 9.3% 3.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.6% 0.7%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 9.0% 29.1% 41.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.1% 22.6% 34.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.9% 6.5% 7.3%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 300,106 5,540,545
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,740.7 53
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.1% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.3% 19.6%
20-44 YEARS OLD 35.7% 35.5%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.2% 25.9%
65 OR OLDER 10.7% 12.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number of households 111,145 2,051,616
Single parent households with children 9.8% 9.5%
Adults with at least a high school diploma 95.6% 91.0%
Adults with at least a bachelor's degree 48.6% 38.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 18.4% 12.8%
$100,000 - $149,999 19.1% 15.4%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.2% 13.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.5% 18.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.5% 17.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 8.2% 13.0%
$15,000 or less 6.2% 9.5%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,365 $341,246,745 57.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $508 $27,235,404 4.5%
Staff $362 $19,407,906 3.2%
General Administration $99 $5,307,687 0.9%
School Administration $441 $23,643,333 3.9%
Operation $677 $36,296,001 6.1%
Transportation $364 $19,515,132 3.3%
Other $356 $19,086,228 3.2%
Total Support $2,807 $150,491,691 25.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,001 $107,279,613 17.9%
Total Expenditures $11,172 $598,964,436 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,991 $4,487,133,061 48.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $410 $369,029,466 4.0%
Staff $499 $448,909,713 4.8%
General Administration $134 $120,592,409 1.3%
School Administration $616 $553,747,594 5.9%
Operation $805 $723,922,466 7.8%
Transportation $265 $238,689,690 2.6%
Other $613 $551,229,951 5.9%
Total Support $3,343 $3,006,072,053 32.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,026 $1,821,385,690 19.6%
Total Expenditures $10,360 $9,314,617,799 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%