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Challenger Secondary School

Preschool | Grades 5-12 | Bethel School District
18020 B St East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-6800

About This School

Challenger Secondary School is located in Spanaway, WA and is one of 39 schools in Bethel School District. It is a alt. school that serves 330 students in grades 5-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Challenger Secondary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Challenger Secondary School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Washington average is 19 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

52% 48%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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The best school I have ever gone too.

By a Current Student on

When I went to Graham Kapowsin, I felt the teachers were very uncaring and piled tons of work on the students. For those reasons, I went to Challenger instead. I feel so much more cared for by the teachers, and I am learning so much more than I did at GK. The enviroment is very comforting. The school is small and not at all over crowded. This school saved me.

Reviewed on

Challenger is a school of caring Real Teachers.  It has shown more improvement than any other high school in bethel district.  
All of our other high schools have been failing and continue to fail for over 5 years.

By , a Parent on

Excellent school I had a son that grauated from the school in 2010. I decided to put my son in this schol in his senior year because the public school was letting us down as parents and I new I had to make a drastic change or there would be a real good chance that my son would not of graduated.The decision we made was one of the best decisions we could of made. The staff is caring and they stay on top of things and really work with the student and parents and it made all the difference in the world.I only wish I would of made this change sooner. The school was great for guiding my child with direction and teaching him hoe to stay organized and focussed without him being overwelmed and feeling lost.I am very grateful for this school and there caring staff.

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