School Details

Challenger 7 Elementary School

6135 Rena Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32927
(321) 636-5801
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 508 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

55%
58%
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64%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
62%
63%
70%
65%
61%
24%
47%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
81%
80%
81%

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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
60%
56%
70%
66%
61%
72%
62%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
72%
53%
77%
73%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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
  • Brevard County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Challenger 7 Elementary School is a public middle school in Cocoa. The principal of Challenger 7 Elementary School is MS. CAROL A MELA, who can be contacted at Mela.Carol@brevardschools.org. 508 students go to Challenger 7 Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 10% of the Challenger 7 Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0% of the 508 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Challenger 7 Elementary School is 15:1. Florida Learning Academy Private School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 63%
Multiracial 7% 7%
Hispanic 7% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 15%
Asian 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 41%
Limited English proficiency 10% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Challenger 7 is an A+++++ school as far as I am concerned!!! My daughter whom tested borderline genius is excelling great! LOVE the Gifted Program and the overall skills and direction of this school. Hence why after having to move and could NOT find a suitable home in the district I applied for an out of area assignment. As my youngest will be starting kindergarten I applied for and paid app fees for out of area assignments for BOTH children. I honestly believe Challenger 7 is the best and has better integration of studies required by the state and programs offered voluntarily!! -)

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has been a great success for all the students attending! It's a wonder that no other schools I have been to has not nearly accredited as much as half the quality and social as well as academic skills as Challenger does! This school for myself and others did wonders to improve my skills in every subject across the board! The staff is extremely helpful and competent as well as friendly! Not once did I every hear of any disciplinary problems or behavioral problems and the small incidences that ever did occur were kept contained and handled with every intention of the students well being! This is the best school I have ever attended and surely ever will!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is A+++. The teachers and staff are caring and always willing to go the extra mile. I am so happy that it has it's own gifted student program and great after school activities.

  • (4 years ago)

    The people are child centered and take good care of the students. The teachers are wonderful and caring people concerned for the best interests of the children. The learning environment is special just like the children. I am happy my granddaughter attends this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Challenger 7 is a great school. This school has wonderful teachers and good parent involvement. My children like the year round school calendar at this school and it works for us! Great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    Our family is very happy with Challenger 7 Elementary. The Challenger 7 Staff is like family. My daughter is in the first grade this year and she just loves school -)Thank you Challenger 7 Elementary staff for all your hard work!

  • (8 years ago)

    Challenger 7 is a great school! I have three children and have tried other schools. The teachers expect a lot out of their students and because of that they get excellence. The expectations of the two other elementary schools that my family has tried doesn't even come close to Challenger 7.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son second grader spent two years at a charter school. Upon entering Challenger 7 it was determined his reading level was far below the norm. Within six months his reading has improved dramatically. Without the very competent tutelage of his teacher my son would of been a child left behind. There is no substitute for quality experienced teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Challenger 7 is a great school it is academically challenging for all children regardless of ability! (My child with Dyslexia had vast improvements across the board from grades to self esteem. Not because it was easier but because more was expected demanded and everything she needed to make it happen was given to her to use.) The teachers principal and all the staff are wonderful & caring and welcome parent involvement at any level. I also applaud the coach and dedicated teachers who spend countless hours after school helping with the clubs and sports programs! Not to mention the Apple Corps volunteer parent who comes in after school to teach sewing. These children have the best school in the county to attend thanks to the staff at Challenger 7!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is very focused on academics. The majority of the teachers are wonderful and very helpful.

  • (10 years ago)

    Challenger 7 is a very family orientated school. Everyone is on the same team with a common goal establishing a safe environment for the children to learn in as well as implimenting a learning foundation to help the children succeed with their studies. When dealing with children there will always be unexpected situations however because of the wonderful teachers and staff at challenger 7 I am comforted in knowing that my children are under responsible supervision.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a great school. There is a lot of parent involvement. The teachers are wonderful. I recommend this school to everyone. Four of my children have been students there.

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