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13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
Huntsville, AL 35803-3940
p. 256-428-7620

Challenger Middle School
in Huntsville, AL

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Huntsville City
State Agency:
Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered6th Grade – 8th Grade
LevelMiddle School
Teacher FTEs38.3
Surrounding communityCity, Mid-size Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet School
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Huntsville, AL 35803-3940
Total Population25,651 (23,989 urban / 1,662 rural)
Households9,896 (2.59 people per house)
Median Household Income$61,776
Families7,477 (3.04 people per family)
Pop. — African American675
Pop. — Asian1,228
Pop. — Pacific Islander32
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native411
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)23,608
Pop. — Other201

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 52 10%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 16 3%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 68 13%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     12%
English Language Learners     5%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A72%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A61%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A59%
White Non-HispanicN/A72%
All Students>67%67%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 1,247 83.73%
GED Recipients     4.73%
Other Completers 40 4.97%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Challenger Middle School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic65<12%35%
Asian / Pacific Islander43>7%1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native4N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic419>77%58%
6th Grade 24 2 10 2 130 168
7th Grade 16 4 17 2 144 183
8th Grade 25 4 16 145 190
Total 65 10 43 4 419 541

Huntsville City – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Challenger Middle School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional AidesN/A10%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; SupervisorsN/A1%
Library / Media Specialist47.0>3%2%
Library / Media Support14.5<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)N/A2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)N/A1%
Guidance Staff Total71.8>5%3%
District Admins7.0<0%1%
Dist. Admin/SpptN/A2%
School Admins81.5>6%5%
School Admin/Sppt352.5>25%14%
Other Support727.5<51%53%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Huntsville City Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools$12,000 $12
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$52,056,000<$2,283$3,209
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $2,594
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $2,594
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$51,549,000<$2,261$3,813
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund  $244
 Bond Fund$19,028,000<$834$1,642
 Other Funds$21,634,000<$948$1,459
Total Revenues$226,955,000>$9,954$9,626
Total Expenses$224,750,000>$9,857$9,544

Huntsville City Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs  
Special Education Programs  
Vocational Education Programs  
Other Education Programs  
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$85,801,000$30,347,000$18,148,786$6,770,893
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$8,228,000$2,718,000$1,357,519$465,702
 General Administration$1,186,000$336,000$515,611$153,397
 School Administration$9,439,000$3,468,000$2,020,244$718,939
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$9,836,000$4,767,000$1,232,229$624,473
 Student Transportation$254,000$126,000$1,061,823$698,620
 Business / Central / Other$2,324,000$909,000$452,908$163,323
Food Services$3,326,000$2,616,000$1,057,608$688,285

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Huntsville City.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$12,192,000>$534$363
  General Administration$4,201,000<$184$285
  School Administration$14,111,000>$618$515
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$26,466,000>$1,160$703
  Student Transportation$4,720,000<$207$402
  Business / Central / Other$3,901,000>$171$157
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$11,117,000<$487$592
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$1,953,000>$85$65
 Adult Education$93,000<$4$18
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $134
 Instructional Equipment$51,000<$2$14
 Other Equipment$291,000<$12$116
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$12,000 $12
Debt Interest$593,000<$26$164

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Huntsville City.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$5,945,000<$260$335
  Children with Disabilities Idea$4,639,000<$203$222
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$1,447,000<$63$64
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$502,000<$22$35
  Title V, Part A$49,000>$2$2
  Vocational and Tech Education$500,000<$21$27
  Bilingual Education$148,000<$6$9
  Child Nutrition Act$4,956,000<$217$285
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid$650,000>$28$23
  Indian Education$50,000<$2$29
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$99,909,000<$4,382$4,710
 Staff Improvement Programs$36,000<$1$13
 Special Education Programs  $8
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$2,915,000<$127$130
 Bilingual Education Programs$108,000<$4$7
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs   
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$3,664,000<$160$182
 Transportation Programs$4,506,000<$197$441
 Other Programs$2,570,000<$112$202
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$38,921,000>$1,707$951
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes$22,000 $24
 From Other School Systems  $13
 From Cities and Counties$38,210,000>$1,675$889
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$12,000 $16
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 School Lunch$3,981,000<$174$181
 Textbook Sales and Rentals$24,000>$1$1
 District Activity Receipts$1,502,000<$65$215
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$722,000<$31$49
 Interest Earnings$2,539,000<$111$132

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