Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Pearland ISD: B

Total students

571

Avg. teacher experience

10.8 years

Pearland ISD: 11.4 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Pearland ISD: 98.9%

Statewide: 90.3%

Challenger Elementary School is an elementary school in Pearland, TX, in the Pearland ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 571 students. 26.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 13.8% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of B for the 2018-2019 school year.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $62,435, which is $4,794 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 10.8 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

9434 Hughes Ranch Rd
Pearland, TX 77581

Office phone number

(281) 485-7912

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Challenger Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.9 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

571

African American

122 (21.4%)

Pearland ISD: 14.9%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Pearland ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

103 (18%)

Pearland ISD: 11.1%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

183 (32%)

Pearland ISD: 36.8%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.2%)

Pearland ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

132 (23.1%)

Pearland ISD: 33%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

30 (5.3%)

Pearland ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

21.4%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

18.0%

Hispanic

32.0%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

23.1%

Two or more races

5.3%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

26.4 %

Pearland ISD: 33.4%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

31.9 %

Pearland ISD: 31.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

15.8 %

Pearland ISD: 9.7%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

26.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

31.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

15.8%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

13.8 %

Pearland ISD: 11.6%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

12.1 %

Pearland ISD: 11%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

12.3 %

Pearland ISD: 10.1%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

13.8%

Gifted and talented

12.1%

Special education

12.3%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

B

Pearland ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

B

Pearland ISD: A

School progress (2018-2019)

C

Pearland ISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

C

Pearland ISD: B

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2021 Accountability Manual.

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

1.6 %

Pearland ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

N/A

Pearland ISD: 4.7%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

2.4 %

Pearland ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

1.1 %

Pearland ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

0 %

Pearland ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Pearland ISD: 0%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

2.5 %

Pearland ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

4.3 %

Pearland ISD: 3%

Statewide: 6.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

42

African American

2 (4.7%)

Pearland ISD: 10.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Pearland ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Pearland ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

4.9 (11.8%)

Pearland ISD: 16.6%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Pearland ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

34.1 (81.2%)

Pearland ISD: 68.3%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

1 (2.4%)

Pearland ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Pearland ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

29.7 (70.6%)

Pearland ISD: 71.6%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

11.4 (27.1%)

Pearland ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

1 (2.4%)

Pearland ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

13.6

Pearland ISD: 15.9

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

10.8 years

Pearland ISD: 11.4 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$62,435

Pearland ISD: $63,005

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$58,734

Pearland ISD: $60,656

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$59,853

Pearland ISD: $60,124

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$61,411

Pearland ISD: $61,871

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$63,659

Pearland ISD: $63,923

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$66,314

Pearland ISD: $67,445

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$71,460

Pearland ISD: $71,466

Statewide: $69,974

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