This is our 2nd year at this school. My daughter liked it. Lot of challeges . 4/5th grade teacher Dr.andrews is great . Kid's like her a lot. that makes a difference all the teacher are great very dedicated . Very organized . If you like your kid's to be challenged this is a perfect choice. Challenge center is a wonderful school.
Challenge Center - 51 is a public elementary school in Sioux Falls. 150 children attend Challenge Center - 51 and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 14% of the 150 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Challenge Center - 51 is 18:1. Garfield Elementary - 19 is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||3%||6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||14%||44%|
The year is the first for Principal Duncan. She has extensive experience with gifted education. Mrs. Barth the 2nd grade teacher is exceptional. Her teaching methods are consistently creative-amazing race review of map skills archeological dig site trip after a visit from an archeologist who worked at that site composition of a rap/poem about the current book the students are reading just to name a few and it's only the 2nd month! This experience has been more than what we could have asked for for our child. A+!
We have loved the Challenge Center.
This is our first year at the Challenge Center. The Challenge Center is a wonderful school. My son's teacher Mrs. Hill is the best. She takes the time to get to know every child in her class as well as each family. She also spends one on one time with each child. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who's child qualified for it.