Challenger is hosting a Parent Orientation for incoming new students and parents. Parents who are looking at schools for 2014-15 are also welcome to attend.

Tue Jan 28, 2014  6:00-7:00pm

Check the Challenger Website for more information



Challenger MS News

05 June 2020

  • SDUSD Coronavirus/COVID-19 New Website
  • New Phone System

    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.

  • We Are Proud To Be A 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

  • Report Cards Will Not Be Mailed Home

    Both kinds of accounts, parents and students, can view final grades for the semester in PowerSchool through the portal with an account.  If you need any account, please contact our site tech, Danielle Kirkendall, at

    How to View Grade in PowerSchoo: English    Spanish

  • Updated Info About Returning Items to School

    The textbook return and item pick up date of June 3 had to end early at 1:00 PM.  If you would like to return items to the school like textbooks or library books, on June 8, please place them in the baskets that will be at the front of the school near the office entrance from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  We apologize for any inconvience the change of date and time might have caused.  Thank you for your support!