Challenger Middle School
(6th - 8th grade)
10810 Parkdale Avenue
San Diego, CA 92126
Challenger Middle School History
Challenger Middle School began in 1996 for 6 thru 8th grade with it's roots starting back in 1987 for 7th graders only. The school is named in honor of the space shuttle Challenger. On January 28, 1986 the space shuttle disintegrated immediately after take off. Her entire 7 man crew lost their lives including the first teacher in space, Mrs. Christa McAuliffe. She was a social studies teacher that considered herself as getting to take the ultimate field trip. Her motto, "I touch the future, I teach." The school has adopted this motto to be their own as, "We touch the Future; We Teach". On the school grounds is a full-size mosaic of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The school's Mascot is, Christa the Cheetah, honoring Christa McAuliffe. During the 8th grade East Coast Field Trip the students usually visit the Arlington National Cemetery to place a wreath at the memorial site to honor the astronauts who perished during the Challenger accident.
Super Convenient North County Location
3.7 miles to Qualcomm Buildings in Sorrento Valley (10 minutes)
17.3 miles to Downtown San Diego (27 minutes)
18.6 miles to San Diego International Airport (28 minutes)
11.2 miles to Qualcomm Stadium (18 minutes)
17.2 miles to Petco Park Stadium (28 minutes)
14 miles to San Diego State University (21 minutes)
32 miles to the Mexico Boarder (37 minutes)
18.1 miles to Mission Bay (24 minutes)
22.4 miles to Coronado Island (30 minutes)
2.3 miles to MCAS Miramar Air Station (7 minutes)
12.1 miles to Sharp Memorial Hospital (17 minutes)
12.2 miles to Rady Children's Hospital (17 minutes)
Time will vary with traffic.
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