Challenger Elementary School

2475 52nd St Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 | (616) 698-2524
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 358
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2475 52nd Street Se, Kentwood, MI 49508
  • Principal or Admin: Mr. Mark Bea
  • Fax: (616) 698-9089
  • Website: www.kentwoodps.org
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 358
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 17.2
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 20.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 181 (50.6%)
  • Females: 152 (42.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 27 (7.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 201 (56.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 228 (63.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Challenger Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.3%
Black12334.4%
Asian318.7%
Hispanic4512.6%
White13337.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Challenger Elementary School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten4312.0%
1st Grade6117.0%
2nd Grade5816.2%
3rd Grade6217.3%
4th Grade6518.2%
5th Grade6919.3%
Source: MI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Challenger Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Teacher on October 22, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Challenger has some of the most dedicated Teachers in all of Kent County.
    They are well trained and caring people.
    They are highly trained in dealing with many aspects of diversity. Children all love their teacher at Challenger ! Challenger CARES about each child.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Challenger Elementary School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on MEAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing

MEAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201089.1%97.1%95.3%
200994.7%96.4%94.8%
200891.5%95.5%91.3%
 
Reading Test
201086.4%91.4%86.8%
200987.3%93.2%89.8%
200891.5%91.2%86.4%
 
English Language Arts Test
200887.2%87.9%83.2%
 
Writing Test
200870.2%71.1%61.1%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201085.5%92.1%91.5%
200994.6%96.7%92.3%
200892.7%91.1%87.9%
 
Reading Test
201085.2%87.0%84.1%
200980.4%86.5%84.1%
200890.9%87.2%82.8%
 
Writing Test
201055.6%59.7%47.2%
2009---
200867.3%61.0%44.4%
 
English Language Arts Test
200889.1%83.3%76.6%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201080.8%85.5%79.9%
200982.5%88.4%79.5%
200891.2%85.3%76.8%
 
Reading Test
201086.5%87.8%85.1%
200986.0%89.7%85.2%
200888.2%86.1%81.5%
 
Science Test
201071.2%81.3%78.1%
200971.9%85.5%81.0%
200894.1%87.4%83.1%
 
English Language Arts Test
200885.3%82.9%78.2%
 
Writing Test
200882.4%71.4%63.4%
 
Source: MI Department of Education 2009-2010

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