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Challenge School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Denver, CO. It has 527 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

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Percent Proficient - Math
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of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses


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of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses
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I’ve been at the school from 1-8th grade, most of the teachers are great. My experience was fine and I had a good time making friends. Yet the school is so sheltered and doesn’t have much diversity. I am mixed black and white and there were only a few other people like me. There were lots of white, asian, and Indian kids, but barely any black kids. I felt very out numbered. I learned a lot at the school but Walking into high school was a culture shock. There also aren’t any sports in challenge. If you want your child or if you want to go to school and focus on education and that’s mainly it, I highly recommend it, but if you want to make friends who play sports for the school and have a good time and enjoy your middle school years since everyone says that’s the best, I would go to a normal middle school.
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Absolutely incredible school, and incredible teachers and staff! I learned so much here and I took so much away from the experience. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a challenge academically, and for those who are ready to be pushed to their limits intellectually and mentally. Absolutely incredible teachers are always willing to help and support students, and are available long after graduation. I only wish I had lived closer so I could stay involved there!
Ignore all the bad reviews about this school I am a current student in 7th grade. Some parents are upset about behavioural issues their child had and the new principle is getting bad light because people aren't open to change. The school is an amazing place to learn and grow. The teachers really care about the students and it shows from the first day in the hallways helping out students with their lockers and items to the last helping them by giving tips and advice for next year and high school. The school is very diverse and though may be a little over stimulating at first everybody finds a place and fits in well. The students here also show the same compassion for each other that the teachers do. If students are feeling bummed out or upset there are always people there helping them. If you are afraid that your child isn't "smart enough" first let me tell you that your wrong. Challenge provides many opportunities to help students show how smart they really are.