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About This School

Challenger Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pearland. The principal of Challenger Elementary School is Dr Lisa Nelson and can be contacted at nelsonl@pearlandisd.org. 705 children attend Challenger Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 17% of the Challenger Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 18% of the 705 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 20% are paying reduced lunch prices.The class size at Challenger Elementary School is 11, and the student to teacher ratio is 17:1. Montessori School of Downtown is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 39% 47%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 10%
Asian 20% %
Hispanic 16% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 23%
Limited English proficiency 17% 8%
Economically disadvantaged 18% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    For now on we're Very happy wirh the school. It's organized and clean. We got a wonderful kinder teacher. The approach with the staff is easy. Most of the parents are involved at school activities like parties and field day/trip. The principal does a good job!

  • (4 years ago)

    My 3 kids have all been Challenger Eagles! One still remains at the school and we love it! From the office staff to the prinicipal and teachers my husband and I have always been met with caring words and dispositions. In fact I had a niece who had to suddenly stay with us for a year. They were so very helpful with getting all of the necessary pieces put in place so that she would not miss out on any classroom time. Also I remember when Hurricane Katrina devastated Lousiana & Mississippi. This school led the way with being a conduit for kind acts donations. My family loves this school and all that it offers. In fact it just earned Recognized rating from the Texas Department of Education again!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our kids went to Challenger for 2 to 3 years. They are now in an IB program in HISD and the educational gap/expectations is huge. They were making straight A's at Challenger and have had a hard time transitioning to the higher standards of IB. Part of the issue was a parent who should have been more involved. However the systme was also failing the kids by giving them straight As with no understanding of math and language art basics. Pearland system is below an acceptable level. This would never be tolerated at the IB program. They identify issues and work to resolve.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two kids enrolled at Challenger and they love it. They both have great teachers and are so excited to get up in the morning and go to school. I am so grateful for the staff at Challenger.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school lacks strong supervision. The overall attitude is negative. There are some great teachers especially in Kindergarten and 1st grade but the negative attitude is pretty much school wide. Staff seems on the defense with parents

  • (9 years ago)

    I think it's a very good school. My daughter has been attending for 2 years loves her teachers. They all seem to genuiunely care about their students. She has gotten straight A's throughout. The teachers are very friendly and helpful with parents as well.

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