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Challenger Early College High School
  • Public
  • HICKORY, NC

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
    grade C minus
  9. Food
    grade A minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Challenger Early College High School is a highly rated, public school located in HICKORY, NC. It has 394 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
42 responses
Average ACT
25
134 responses
AP Enrollment
0%

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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade unavailable
  2. Good for Families
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade unavailable
Median Household Income
$44,557
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$648
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$120,700
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 18 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
  • Homecoming and prom
    25%
  • Senior Send-off
    24%
  • Jr. Sr. ability to leave campus when not in class
    12%
  • Free Time
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • soccer
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
394
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,387
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 24 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 24 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,860 / year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 26 responses

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