Challenger MS

  1. New

    Challenger has a new phone network system which required a new number, 858-302-3000.  One of the benefits of the new network is voice mail; you will be able to leave teachers messages.  Please be patient with us as we learn the new system and establish our voice mail boxes.  The fax number will remain the same.  Our old phone number will work for a few months while everyone gets used to the change.

  2. CA_Distinguished_School

    On February 25, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, announced that Challenger Middle School is one of the 162 middle and high schools that have been designated a 2019 California Distinguished School.  After a three year break in the program, this is the first year secondary schools have been recognized for exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years or closing the achievement gap between two school years.  Challenger is one of two schools in the San Diego Unified School District who earned this designation, and is the third time Challenger has been awarded this honor with the first time being in 2001 and the second being in 2011.

    The teamwork of dedicated staff, supportive parents, and, of course, hard-working students resulted in Challenger becoming eligible for the award.  Out of pride and love for their school, another team of enthusiastic educators volunteered many hours to complete the collaborative data-driven application within a week’s time.  This document not only included information on the academic success of our students, but expressed our belief in educating the whole child with a focus on our work around mental health awareness.

    We are very proud to have provided and maintained excellent educational opportunities for students for so many years.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of Challenger Middle School!

    2019 California Distinguished School News Release

  3. SDUSD

    Food and Nutrition Services is committed to providing healthy school meals and snacks to the students of San Diego Unified in order to support student academic success and promote healthful eating habits that lead to lifelong positive nutrition practices.  Four reasons the school lunch helps families are:

    1. Provides a balanced meal: It meets one third of the nutrition needs of most children for the day.

    2. Helps kids understand where food comes from: Farm to school programs are in 42% of schools which increase kids access to locally produced foods and learning activities.

    3. Saves time: If you spend 10 minutes a day packing a lunch, that adds up to 30 hours each school year.

    4. Supports learning at school: Research shows that healthier eating patterns have better academic performance.

    Did you know that breakfast is also available starting at 7:00 AM?  Check out the menu options here.

  4. CMS

    This year, the Challenger PTO will be collecting donations to create a basket/s for the Taste of Mira Mesa to be auctioned off.  The money received from the basket/s will go back to support Challenger.  Our basket/s theme will be Family Fun Time.  We are looking for donations of new items like board games, movie tickets, gift cards to restaurants, beach toys, outdoor game sets or ANYTHING that you feel is a fun family activity.  Starting on Monday Feb 24th – March 9th, there will be a box in the Challenger front office where you can place your donations.  Thank you in advance for your support to Challenger and the PTO.  If you have any questions, feel free to email  We appreciate your support!

  5. Taste of Mira Mesa

    The Mira Mesa High School Foundation is hosting their annual Taste of Mira Mesa on Saturday, March 21, 2020.  When purchasing tickets, please indicate Challenger is your school so that we will receive credit ($10/ticket).  Guests will sample food from various local restaurants, as welllas enjoy a Silent Auction for many baskets full of items such as movie and theater tickets, spa treatments, and sports memorabilia.  For more details, please visit their webpage.

    Taste of Mira Mesa
    Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Time: 5-9 PM
    Location: Veloce Motors The Vault, 9340 Dowdy Dr #102, San Diego, CA 92126
    Advanced Ticket Purchase:$35 through March 16
    Ticket at the Door: $40