Challenger Middle School

100 E. Elvira Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
United States
32° 7' 36.3684" N, 110° 58' 2.6868" W
520-545-4616 Fax

Principal: Roxana Rico
Enrollment: 780
School Colors: Maroon and white
Uniforms: Required
Khaki colored bottoms (no skirts, shorts knee length) with a White or Maroon polo.
School Hours:
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:15 a.m.-3:25 p.m. | Wed. 8:15 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Contact school: Email contact form


  • Connected Mathematics
  • Eighth-grade algebra for high school credit
  • Enhanced programs in math and language arts
  • Gifted education courses
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Reading Counts
  • Serving Unique Needs (SUN) Program
  • Technology Training
  • Tutoring and homework help


  • Fine Arts: band, mariachi
  • Clubs: Girl/Guy Talk, MESA, Newspaper, Student Council, Talent Search, Teen Court, Yearbook
  • Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, wrestling

Student Life

  • AIMS preparation
  • Character Counts
  • Student rewards

Family Support

  • Family Academic Nights
  • Parent Involvement Assistant (PIA) (View Powerpoint)
  • Parent Teacher Group
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