Principal's Message

Welcome to Challenger Elementary School Home of the Rockets!! We are located just north of the Mexico border in beautiful southern Arizona. Our school was named in honor of the Challenger space shuttle that carried Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space. The country was devastated and heartbroken when the space shuttle blew up within seconds after liftoff.  The space shuttle was the first reusable manned spacecraft.
Here at Challenger, we encourage our students to do everything with PRIDE!
P - Positive attitude 
R - Responsible 
I-  Important individual
D- Dignity
E- Excellence

Dear Challenger Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! The Challenger staff is very excited to see the bright smiles of your children back in school. We are all committed to providing the best educational experience possible for your child. Our goal is to capture the hearts of our students’ then capture their minds. We want our students to succeed academically and become responsible citizens in the rapidly changing world.

We cannot do the work we do without you, and each year we strive to strengthen our home-school partnership. What makes Challenger stand out is the wonderful parent community partnership that supports our school and students. 

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The family Meet n’ Greet will be on Monday, August 5, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office at 377-0544 or email me at


Challenger Elementary School Expectations:

  • All students are required to wear their school uniforms every day of the school year unless otherwise noted. A copy of the uniform policy is enclosed. 

  • Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served for free. Breakfast will be served in the classroom EVERY day of the week from 7:30 am – 7:45 am. 

  • Students are required to be ON TIME! Student attendance is a MUST in reaching our academic goals. Classes begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. after breakfast in the classroom ends.  A copy of the attendance and tardy policy are enclosed.

  • Your child will receive homework daily. Challenger is dedicated to having our students achieve academically and homework to practice is an extension of the student’s learning.  

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