Challenger - Shawnee School

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500 Shawnee Ln

San Jose, CA 95123

(408) 365-9298

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Challenger - Shawnee School

Our daughter attended the pre-K at this campus. The academic program was strong but they teach zero social skills (which is arguably as important as academics at that early age). There is no communication between teachers/parents at all. It's felt like this was a NSA/CIA facility. It was very frustrating, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/09/13

This school has been going downhill! My daughter attended for PS & PK which was good even though parent involvement was not great. We were not allowed to participate. However, I was willing to overlook all this & registered my son for his PS experience. Not only did the office neglect to inform me of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/12

This is the third year my daughter is going to this school, and she will be in 2nd grade this year. It is very well structured, the material is advanced compared to other schools. Kids are involved in a lot of programs and parents are notifed weeks in advanced. Teachers are always available to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/18/12

My experience with Challenger for 4 yrs. I noticed, the way they are running the school was not appreciable. There is no Teacher and Parent involvement. They try to avoid meeting parents even if you insist. They have young authors award, speech contest, merit award... these also happen without letting ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/08/12

Why are so many parents withdrawing from Shawnee? Too many parents have opted out of this campus and have either moved to a different Challenger campus or to a different school. We have been with the school for 7 years and have seen a gradual decline in its teaching quality. The dwindling count of good, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/11/11

This is great school. I have not had any negative experiences so far. My 4 year old son has learnt how to read upto 5 letter words and is writing well. The school has very high standards which is very good in my opinion. The only very minor issue I have is that they donot offer half day classes. The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/17/10

This is a great school if you want to push your kid. No field trip ever, kids need to have fun sometimes. My kid has a hard time at school and then come to homework, it is just too overwhelming. I ask my kids if they wanted out, of course they said yes.

Posted by a parent on 01/28/10

Challenger kids score over 90 percentile in SAT. In some cases over 95. In California where schools are worst in the nation, we need Challenger to compete at national level without paying 1 million dollars to be in Cupertino or Fremont. Challenger should however must make attempt to address the concerns ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/20/09

My daughter went to Challenger for 7 years and we were happy with the academics taught there. Very high standards. Now my son is there in Pre-K and needless to say we are definitely not keeping him there! The best teachers have quit or laid off and the management doesn't care about retaining them. Their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/08/09

This is not specific to this campus. It applies in general (I have friends from other campuses). I have two kids here, and I simply wish we had other choices. The Challenger System seems to be purely based on profit, and don't care about their customers' feedback. The attitude is like take it or leave ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/19/08

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San Jose schools — Challenger - Shawnee School is located at 500 Shawnee Ln, San Jose CA 95123. 500 Shawnee Ln is in the 95123 ZIP code in San Jose, CA Challenger - Shawnee School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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