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Challenge School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Denver, CO. It has 534 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
9659 East Mississippi Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
Telephone
(720) 747-2100

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
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  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,303
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,092
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,300
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
534
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,978
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
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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!
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This school is for academically advanced and/or highly motivated students, yet it is not competitive and cut-throat. Of course, SOME parents here are competitive, but the students themselves are caring overall, and friendly. I like that the school focuses on behavioral qualities as well, and rewards students for demonstrating compassion, inclusiveness, team work, curiosity, risk-taking and helpfulness, for example. The one weak area is sports... there aren't any sports teams at this school, however, sports are played in P.E. and a student is always welcome to join any of the after-school sports teams at neighboring schools in the area, per an agreement with those schools in the same district.
My son loved the school. However, as a parent, I saw the school shift from spectacular to average. The administration and principal specifically seem to be dragging the school down to something not so great.