Challenger High School



Challenger High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Challenger 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 11
10 16
11 68
12 205

Challenger High School is a public high school of the Bethel School District located in Spanaway, WA. It has 300 students in grades 9th through 12th. Challenger High School is the 322nd largest public high school in Washington and the 14,687th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 20.0 to 1.

Total Students: 300
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Full Time Teachers: 15

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Challenger High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 154
(51%)
3,708
(52%)
 Female 146
(49%)
3,442
(48%)

Challenger High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 183
(61%)
3,921
(55%)
 Hispanic 36
(12%)
1,121
(16%)
 Black 27
(9%)
791
(11%)
 Two or More 21
(7%)
495
(7%)
 Asian 15
(5%)
442
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 10
(3%)
251
(4%)
 American Indian 8
(3%)
129
(2%)

Challenger High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 172
(57%)
3,389
(47%)
 Not Eligible 128
(43%)
3,761
(53%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Challenger High School is ranked 269th out of 689 ranked schools in Washington, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Challenger High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (57.3%) is higher than the state average of 41.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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 High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 431
2006 474
2007 546
2008 613
2009 346
2010 330
2011 334
2012 390
2013 355
2014 317
2015 300

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 N/A
2006 N/A
2007 N/A
2008 N/A
2009 14.9
2010 21.2
2011 26.1
2012 30
2013 N/A
2014 22.6
2015 20

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.38515081206497
2006 0.41772151898734
2007 0.36446886446886
2008 0.22349102773246
2009 0.36416184971098
2010 0.27575757575758
2011 0.54790419161677
2012 0.45641025641026
2013 0.55492957746479
2014 0.67192429022082
2015 0.57333333333333

Compare Challenger High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,945.9% 19.5:1
 
2,000.0% 20.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 41.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 57.3%
 

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Public 09 - 12 300 20:1  
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Public 09 - 12 1,689 25.3:1 4 miles
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