Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Challenge Early College High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Houston, TX. It has 468 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Challenge Early College High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
218 responses
Average ACT
26
25 responses
AP Enrollment
92%
Do You Work at Challenge Early College High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$34,173
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$877
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,425
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.65 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.65 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 303 responses
Report
  • School-wide Hermann Park field trip
    21%
  • Advisory
    19%
  • Challenge Cup Competitions
    16%
  • Halloween Carnival
    10%
  • Advisory and an awesome "Cryptolight" dance
    9%
  • Senior X presentations
    8%
  • Tedx Challlenge E.C.H.S Event
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
468
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.74 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.74 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.74 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,772
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,544/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.81 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
Schools like Challenge Early College High School
More

Challenge Early College High School Reviews

368 reviews
All Categories
School culture refers to the way teachers and other staff members work together and the set of beliefs, values, and assumptions they share. Challenge Early College High School presents a positive school climate and a school culture that promotes students' ability to learn. But as a high school student, I notice that many people of authority begin shunting outspoken students into minuscule “free-speech zones” and canceling controversial speakers. Freedom of speech is essential and must be upheld because it promotes discussion and creates an informed populace. This is one problem that can be fixed and revised to increase the school culture it has.
Start Your Review of Challenge Early College High School
Rate It!
One thing I thought of when I was entering high school was the type of environment that I wanted to be in. "Small or big?" the question came to. After some review, I knew I wanted to go to Challenge - a school where I can shave some time of of my college? It was a dream to me. I pleaded and pleaded to go to challenge - I had a hunch that I would enjoy it. As it turned out, I did! It was one of the best choices I have ever made. Every teacher was different, and I could finally be myself in a classroom without having to face as serious of repercussions. Among this, being a high school student placed in college classes, while stressful, was a great experience as it forced us to become more mature if not already. Overall, going to Challenge has been a life changing experience. I made friends I know I will have for the rest of my life, made great bonds with the faculty, made great memories, and most of all, got a great education, and I know I will never regret my decision.
Challenge offers an incredible opportunity which is the ability to graduate with an associate's degree. This allows parents and students to earn hundreds of dollars on tuition and be ahead of others. In addition, Challenge really does offer a challenge since most classes are AP courses and college courses. The classes are difficult and require full commitment because of the workload. Challenge also offers activities among advisory to unify the students and bring a sense of family.