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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Challenger High School is a public, alternative school located in Spanaway, WA. It has 278 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
18020 B Street East
Spanaway, WA 98387
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$68,667
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,249
National
$949
Median Home Value
$221,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • School-wide end of year celebration
    40%
  • Spirit Week
    40%
  • Blood drives
    20%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
278
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,386
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 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
$12,084/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Ok, I LOVE Challenger High School. Growing up, I never held pride in any of my schools--heck, I thought all education in America was hogwash and I was doomed for life. At Challenger I found genuine help, they pointed me in directions I never even thought possible. The graduation project? Straight-forward and to be expected, not some unconventional nonsense. Disciplinary system, unique, but importantly, it WORKS! I've never seen a single fight in my two years here, compared to other schools having up to six fights per day! The list goes on, I cannot fully express my gratitude. They made me who I am today.
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Attending Challenger High School was one of the best decisions I have ever made! All staff memebers care about you being successful. Because it is in alternative school, the classes aren’t over crowded and basically everyone knows everybody. There is hardly ever drama. I would consider people who work and are students at Challenger more like a big family. The only reason why the graduation rate is low because super seniors and students graduating early do not count. I would recommend this school to anyone.
I graduated almost 7 years ago and I still remember it like yesterday. I always struggled in school when I was younger: academically, with teachers, with bullying. I never had a single issue at Challenger. They treat you like the young adult that you are and reward you for going above and beyond. I graduated at 21, not only with a 3 year old, but also with honors. Something I never thought I could or would ever do.