All Schools Transitioning to Remote

All Huntsville City Schools will transition to remote learning beginning Monday, Jan. 24 through Friday, Jan. 28. Students will return to campus on Monday, Jan. 31. HCS is joining school systems across North Alabama in transitioning to remote learning due to the impacts of COVID-19 and staffing availability. This decision helps ensure instruction can continue safely and effectively.  Click the More Information button below for additional details and instructions.

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Challenger Elementary
1 (256) 428-7060   |   
1 (256) 428-7064   |   
13555 Chaney Thompson Rd. SE
Blue Ribbon School

About CES

Challenger Elementary School is located on a thirty-five acre site in southeast Huntsville. Challenger Elementary and Middle School share a 232,000 square foot facility while maintaining separately run schools. Challenger opened for classes on August 28, 1989. The school is designed to house 900 students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.

Challenger Elementary Mission
Challenger Elementary and our supporting community exist to provide a dynamic educational experience that empowers our learners.
We utilize a variety of technology as a catalyst for global literacy and intellectual engagement.
We set high expectations and work to negotiate solutions in our journey to learn, care, and prepare together.



At Challenger Elementary,

  • We build a love of learning through encouragement, creativity, and curiosity.
  • We celebrate diversity and inspire uniqueness.
  • We provide opportunities for students to problem solve and collaborate with others in learning and life.
  • We foster an environment of safety, fairness, and kindness to develop socially intelligent citizens.
  • We promote tolerance, honesty, respect, and caring.
  • We show pride, enthusiasm, and dedication in everything that we do.
  • We have a passion for results.


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Children Engaged in Success


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