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Challenge Early College High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
478
Best High School in Texas
#29
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District HOUSTON ISD
Type Public
 Phone (713)664-9712
 Location 5601 W LOOP S
HOUSTON, TX 77081
Charter School Yes

Challenge Early College High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 29th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The Challenge Early College High School student body is mostly Hispanic with a smaller Black population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White9.8%47
Black12.6%60
Hispanic74.5%356
Asian Pacific2.3%11
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%1
Two or more races0.6%3

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Lower 30.6%

55.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, CHALLENGE EARLY COLLEGE H S students are largely lower-middle income and rank 826th in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman141
Sophomore116
Junior115
Senior106
Total478

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 5th in Texas

Students at Challenge Early College High School scored an average 97% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1.1% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls90% or more*95% or more*
Boys90% or more*95% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*50% or more*
Black50% or more*90% or more*
Hispanic95% or more*95% or more*
Multiracial-suppressed*
White50% or more*50% or more*
With Disabilites-suppressed*
Limited English50% or more*50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1080

The average SAT score for Challenge Early College High School students in 2015 was 1080.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 20th in Texas

218 out of 221 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (99%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 3% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

2 out of 10

Rank: 462nd in Texas

Challenge Early College High School offers 7 AP courses. 78 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Challenge Early College High School had 363 taking AP exams with a 94 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 26% percentile and well below the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 26% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 78% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Other Enrollment Rate -4%
AP Courses Offered 7

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.4%2
Boys1%2
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.4%2
Boys1%2
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%2
Boys1%2
Girls0%0
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%6
Boys3%6
Girls0%0

Location

Challenge Early College High School
5601 W LOOP S
HOUSTON, TX
77081
(713)664-9712

10 out of 10 1

District

HOUSTON ISD
HOUSTON, TX