School Details

Challenger Middle School

624 Trafalgar Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33991
(239) 242-4341
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1086 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

61%
57%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
63%
56%
67%
61%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
53%
47%
69%
57%
57%
60%
48%
49%
58%
52%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
83%
80%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
65%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Challenger Middle School is a public middle school in Bokeelia. The principal of Challenger Middle School is MS. TERI CANNADY and can be contacted at TeriLC@LeeSchools.Net. 1,086 children attend Challenger Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Challenger Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 62% of the 1,086 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Challenger Middle School is 18:1. Cape Coral Preparatory and Fitness Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 15%
Hispanic 28% 35%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 65%
Limited English proficiency 2% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    challenger is an awsome school!!!! im a student that goes there and this is my second year thier its super good. the teachers are amazing they are up on you to your work and anything else. i use to be a a b c student ever since i went to challenger i ended with 5 A's and 2 B's.we have good principals i love them.this school is one you have to choose for your kid.im looking forward to send my kids there in the future

  • (3 years ago)

    Seriously the best middle school in Cape Coral. The teachers are so supportive and communicate with us via the website Parentlink calls and by sending things home. I definitely recommend Challenger.

  • (5 years ago)

    Challenger middle is the best school ever.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love this school.... it is amazing

  • (7 years ago)

    Hey I just finished my second year Challenger middle. I was there the first year at the portables while they were building our school. I just finished my last year here and I'm proud to say I'm part of the first graduating class there! The teachers are really great. And because the school is brand new everything is up to date. The equipment in the news studio is what they use is actually news studios! I was part of Challenger's first yearbook staff and it was great working with new cameras. The principle and staff are really cool. They are one of the few schools here that actually care about the student and their learning abilities. I myself am gifted and I think the gifted program is wonderful. My mother also tells me that the teachers send her my progress reports from time to time to keep her updated.

  • (7 years ago)

    Challanger is a great school! The teachers are tentative to the students and take the time to make sure the students are up to par academically. They even send me email updates on how my child is progressing.

  • (7 years ago)

    So far Challenger seems to be great. I think it is the next 'Gulf Middle School.' Not too many schools can get a B rating the first year. This year Challenger is shooting for an A rating. All the teachers and staff are very helpful. The principle is the BEST! I look forward to sending my other two children there.

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