A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
Challenge Charter School is an elite, public, charter school located in Glendale, AZ. It has 578 students in grades K-6 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
5801 West Greenbriar Drive
Glendale, AZ 85308
Telephone
(602) 938-5411

Challenge Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,817
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$880
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,400
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
578
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
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3 reviews
I'm very shocked about all the negative reviews, I disagree 100% with these parents, Challenge Charter School has been the biggest blessing our family could ever have, everything in the school revolves around the best interest for the kids. They work hard to make sure the kids get the best academics, environment and safety, they apply discipline and don't tolerate disrespect, is that a bad thing? Our daughters are thriving, we have been there for 7 years and they are like family. Challenge is an excellent school, it's not perfect, nothing is perfect in this life. As mature adults, we should give our kids the example of respect and grace, and to put such negative inmature "reviews" (rants) should show anybody the character of the authors who wrote them. Let's take responsibility for our words, for each finger that judges pointing forward, there is 3 pointing right back at us.
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I have 3 kids who have all attended CCS. It was a very good option for my kids, but I understand that it isn't a great choice for all kids. I do think they are a little overprotective and worried about kids getting hurt at recess so what they are allowed to do is limited, but my 3 kids all still enjoyed going there. 2 of my kids have moved on to other schools and we have found that Challenge set them up academically to do very well at their new school.
The administration is terrible. They will not work with parents on any issues.
After spending $425 to enroll my daughter in KG, I had to move unexpectedly and asked for a refund. They sent a $75 check in the mail. I had talked to James MacNamara about the refund and he failed to mention that they'd be keeping the notoriety of my money. She didn't attend a single day and they didn't do anything other than flip through her enrollment packet. They are terrible.