CHALLENGER MIDDLE SCHOOL

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10215 LEXINGTON DR
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80920
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Phone: 719-234-3000
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Academy School District 20
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 233.3
  • Number Students: 700
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4224
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Anthony Scott
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (23 ratings)
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    School Reviews (21 Reviews)
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    Posted 2014-08-04
    "My school has it's ups and downs ... 6th grade was the worst year because I had a teacher who cared nothing about me. She was rude, and inconsiderate of our emotions. One time broke a strap of my backpack and had to drag it to class. She counted me tardy, and said that it was no excuse no matter what. 7th grade was amazing, if you get Ms. Laycock, then your good. The most amazing teachers retire this year, Mr. Koch, was one the most amazing and supportive people I have ever met. Mrs. Kardozo also left but she was amazing as well. I'm going into 8th grade now with a strong mindset thanks to these three amazing teachers, and also my wonderful counselor."
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    Posted 2014-05-19
    "My son attends Challenger and is just finishing up his third year there. I am on the fence about how good of a school it is. We have had some pretty bad situations where we felt our son was being picked on by certain teachers throughout the years he's been there. Some aren't afraid to yell at you as a parent either. It has been very disheartening to deal with. And it has caused a lot of discouragement to our son. Also, it's a technology school which I found to be frustrating. Everything's online, and no one sends any missed work home ever. You have to find it online and if you don't that's your problem. On a good note, there are other teachers who are amazing! They are helpful and seem to be the favorites of all the students. In addition, the student body is made up of polite, well-behaved kids overall and that has been a real wonderful part of Challenger. No bullying problems (at least not from the students!) The after-school activities/sports are wonderful as well, although they tend to choose favorites for the teams. The counselor our son has is really sweet and very helpful through certain teacher situations. Band is awesome."
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    Posted 2013-10-13
    "I'm ambivalent about CMS. There seems to be an unusual number (a handful) of angry/rude, bully-type teachers. Not true at other middle schools, from what I hear from friends. The administration does nothing about it, very little parental support here. On the other hand, we've had a few excellent teachers who are committed to helping kids succeed. Ask around to find those teachers, and ask which teachers to avoid. Also, the counselor my daughter has had since 6th grade is wonderful. I know many families who will not send their younger children to CMS because an older one had such a bad experience. It's sad. The administration seems to expect a lot of volunteer help from parents but like I said, they're very unsupportive of parents when it comes to needing help with teachers. TAG program is fantastic."
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    Posted 2013-09-05
    "My 17 yr old son attended this school, and currently my 12 yr old daughter attends. My son is highly gifted and was never bored. My daughter is bright, hard working, and sincerely enjoys the course work. As a parent, the ongoing communications from the teachers are outstanding, and the school is very safe. We purchased a home in Pine Creek so the kids could attend Mountain View Elementary, Challenger Middle School, and Pine Creek High School --- absolutely one of the best decisons we've ever made."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-31
    "Anybody else a parent of a new female 7th grade student to the school this year? Looking to network my daughter prior to the first day. Please email me genuinejessica at reagan.com if you are interested in networking your daughter as well. Thanks."
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