Challenger Early College High School



Challenger Early College High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Challenger Early College High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 117
10 96
11 85
12 68

Challenger Early College High School is a public high school of the Catawba County School District located in Hickory, NC. It has 366 students in grades 9th through 13th. Challenger Early College High School is the 416th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 13,284th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 26.1 to 1.

Total Students: 366
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 14

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Challenger Early College High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 236
(64%)
3,963
(49%)
 Male 130
(36%)
4,081
(51%)

Challenger Early College High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 205
(56%)
5,635
(70%)
 Hispanic 78
(21%)
1,107
(14%)
 Asian 56
(15%)
540
(7%)
 Black 19
(5%)
410
(5%)
 Two or More 7
(2%)
336
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
11
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Challenger Early College High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 216
(59%)
4,498
(56%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 122
(33%)
2,940
(37%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 28
(8%)
606
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Challenger Early College High School is ranked 423rd out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Challenger Early College High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (41.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Challenger Early College High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 95
2006 189
2007 257
2008 362
2009 359
2010 353
2011 348
2012 359
2013 359
2014 368
2015 366

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.8
2006 18.7
2007 19.5
2008 25.5
2009 23.4
2010 24.9
2011 25.7
2012 25
2013 27.5
2014 26.3
2015 26.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006
2007 0.10894941634241
2008 0.16298342541436
2009 0.31754874651811
2010 0.46742209631728
2011 0.58620689655172
2012 0.52646239554318
2013 0.46239554317549
2014 0.45380434782609
2015 0.40983606557377

Compare Challenger Early College High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,610.0% 26.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 41.0%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 

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