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: 2017 (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
532
Classroom Teachers
29

* 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 99.9% 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 90 40
Proficiency in Reading 84 40
Proficiency in Math 95 41

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 90 40
Proficiency in Reading 92 44
Proficiency in Math 87 35

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 80 40
Proficiency in Reading 87 46
Proficiency in Math 72 34

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 90 36
Proficiency in Reading 92 41
Proficiency in Math 87 32

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 90 37
Proficiency in Reading 92 44
Proficiency in Math 87 30

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 95 39
Proficiency in Reading 95 44
Proficiency in Math 95.0 34

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 18.40
AVG FOR DISTRICT 17.94
AVG FOR STATE 17.41
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 0 0.0%
Kindergarten 23 4.3%
Grade 1 40 7.5%
Grade 2 51 9.6%
Grade 3 58 10.9%
Grade 4 65 12.2%
Grade 5 75 14.1%
Grade 6 73 13.7%
Grade 7 74 13.9%
Grade 8 73 13.7%
Total 532 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 50.3% 57.0% 56.1%
Black 13.7% 11.9% 4.8%
Hispanic 12.9% 20.9% 34.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 22.7% 9.2% 3.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 0.9% 1.0%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 10.3% 29.8% 42.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.5% 22.9% 34.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.8% 6.9% 7.5%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 305,026 5,607,154
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,785.7 53
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.1% 6.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.1% 19.5%
20-44 YEARS OLD 35.8% 35.6%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.2% 25.8%
65 OR OLDER 10.8% 13.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 113,187 2,082,531
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 9.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 95.5% 91.1%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 49.4% 39.4%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 20.0% 14.1%
$100,000 - $149,999 20.0% 16.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.9% 13.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.8% 18.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.2% 17.0%
$15,000 - $29,999 7.3% 12.1%
$15,000 or less 5.9% 9.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,898 $377,527,540 62.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $569 $31,141,370 5.1%
Staff $325 $17,787,250 2.9%
General Administration $93 $5,089,890 0.8%
School Administration $484 $26,489,320 4.4%
Operation $710 $38,858,300 6.4%
Transportation $371 $20,304,830 3.4%
Other $372 $20,359,560 3.4%
Total Support $2,924 $160,030,520 26.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,260 $68,959,800 11.4%
Total Expenditures $11,082 $606,517,860 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,324 $4,818,606,480 48.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $481 $435,667,225 4.4%
Staff $568 $513,947,266 5.2%
General Administration $147 $133,461,909 1.3%
School Administration $693 $627,542,191 6.3%
Operation $874 $790,860,453 7.9%
Transportation $275 $249,285,032 2.5%
Other $674 $610,308,440 6.1%
Total Support $3,714 $3,361,081,153 33.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,974 $1,786,663,650 17.9%
Total Expenditures $11,012 $9,966,359,165 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%