America Answers 7th/8th Grade America Answers 2017 Results!

America Answers 2017 is over! The contest went well this year and the scores are great. One hundred ninety-two teams from twenty-five states took part this year. We had 71 seventh grade teams sign up and 121 eighth grade teams. Based on the number of takers, we will be awarding three trophies in 7th grade and five trophies in 8th grade.

In 7th grade, the top team was from Chamblee Middle School in Chamblee, Georgia with an awesome 1291. Mount Nittany Middle School in State College Pennsylvania is our second place winner with a super 1289 score. The third place trophy and ribbons will be sent to North Gwinnett Middle School in Sugar Hill, Georgia with a fine score of 1250.

Top honors for 8th grade go to another outstanding team from Chamblee Middle School in Chamblee, Georgia ( 7th grade winners also) with a contest high score of 1344. Lesher Middle School in Ft. Collins, Colorado is our second place winner with the second highest contest score of 1338. Middlesex Middle School in Darien, Connecticut will receive the third place trophy in 8th grade for their superb 1325. Southview Middle School in Ankeny, Iowa, with their great 1294 score, is our fourth place winner. The home for the fifth place trophy in 8th grade is Northwest Junior High in Coralville, Iowa for their super 1293.

The trophies and ribbons will be sent in about a week and a half. We suggest you print the results. For those who have not participated before, the first column in the results is your rank within your grade pool. The second column called “Overall” is the rank your team would be if you combined the two grade levels and is just for your information. We use percents only to break score ties since they do not take into account the speed of the answer or if it was a second time right answer.

For those of you who took this America Answers contest, it will be available as an online practice quiz for free starting next fall. We certainly have enjoyed working with you on this contest and the earlier ones. We hope you and your students enjoyed this challenge and learned some new things. Please consider participating again next year and we appreciate any good references you give us. If you want an entry form for next year before we mail you one, check our website in the fall for one.


7th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 6 Chamblee MS Chamblee, Georgia 1291 94% 7 25
2 7 Mount Nittany Middle School State College, Pennsylvania 1289 95% 7 26
3 13 North Gwinnett Middle School Sugar Hill, Georgia 1250 93% 7 10
4 14 Middlesex Middle School Darien, Connecticut 1247 92% 7 13
5 18 Boulan Park Middle School Troy, Michigan 1220 96% 7 35
6 19 Lesher Middle School Ft. Collins, Colorado 1220 94% 7 16
7 25 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1204 94% 7 9
8 35 Andover Middle School Andover, Kansas 1179 92% 7 17
9 36 Waynesboro Area Elementary /Middle Schools Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 1176 92% 7 10
10 39 Kiewit Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1171 91% 7 7
11 48 Northwest Jr. High Coralville, Iowa 1152 90% 7 12
12 51 Immaculate Conception Marrero, Louisiana 1144 90% 7 4
13 52 Gretna Middle School Gretna, Nebraska 1143 86% 7 5
14 54 Berry Miller Junior High Pearland, Texas 1139 88% 7 5
15 59 Knoxville Middle School Knoxville, Iowa 1129 90% 7 5
16 61 Westminster Schools (Southeast) Atlanta, Georgia 1125 89% 7 11
17 62 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1124 90% 7 12
18 63 Christ The King School Topeka, Kansas 1123 85% 7 6
19 64 St. Anne School Barrington, Illinois 1121 92% 7 8
20 65 Berry Miller Junior High Pearland, Texas 1120 90% 7 5
21 69 St. Margaret Mary Omaha, Nebraska 1114 88% 7 10
22 72 Pleasant Hill Schools Pleasant Hill , Missouri 1109 92% 7 11
23 73 Lakeview Middle School Kansas City, Missouri 1109 88% 7 5
24 74 Wallenpaupack Schools Hawley, Pennsylvania 1108 88% 7 17
25 75 Oglethorpe County Middle Sch. Crawford, Georgia 1108 87% 7 7
26 78 Murray Avenue School Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania 1106 86% 7 13
27 82 Paxon Hollow Middle School Broomall, Pennsylvania 1090 87% 7 10
28 84 COLFAX-MINGO CSD COLFAX, Iowa 1085 89% 7 5
29 85 Warren M. S. Warren, New Jersey 1082 90% 7 9
30 88 Hartland Middle School Hartland, Michigan 1077 85% 7 5
31 89 Duluth Middle School Duluth, Georgia 1073 86% 7 8
32 94 Catasauqua M.S. Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 1066 85% 7 11
33 96 Wardlaw-Hatridge School Edison, New Jersey 1061 89% 7 12
34 100 St. Paul the Apostle School Grand Rapids, Michigan 1051 86% 7 11
35 105 Andover Central Middle School Andover, Kansas 1042 82% 7 4
36 107 Willis Junior High Chandler, Arizona 1030 86% 7 16
37 108 Hopkins West Junior High Minnetonka, Minnesota 1028 89% 7 7
38 112 Valley Middle School Apple Valley, Minnesota 1024 87% 7 15
39 113 Holy Family Catholic School Rockford, Illinois 1022 83% 7 9
40 117 Falcon Middle School Peyton, Colorado 1013 84% 7 12
41 119 WEST MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CENTER, Iowa 1009 83% 7 1
42 122 De Pere Middle School De Pere, Wisconsin 999 82% 7 7
43 123 Willis Junior High Chandler, Arizona 997 85% 7 21
44 126 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 991 81% 7 10
45 130 Pearland Junior High East Pearland, Texas 978 83% 7 8
46 131 Holloman Middle School Holloman AFB, New Mexico 977 82% 7 17
47 133 Cair-Focus School Grandview, Missouri 964 79% 7 11
48 136 Regina School Iowa City, Iowa 951 74% 7 3
49 138 Baker Middle School Troy , Michigan 941 81% 7 10
50 139 Woodrow Wilson MS Edison, New Jersey 933 78% 7 7
51 141 HARTLEY-MELVIN-SANBORN MIDDLE SCHOOL SANBORN, Iowa 929 75% 7 5
52 143 Hortonville M S Hortonville , Wisconsin 925 80% 7 9
53 144 Audubon Community School Audubon, Iowa 923 75% 7 4
54 148 Roland-Story Middle School Roland, Iowa 911 81% 7 5
55 149 St. Stephen the Martyr Omaha, Nebraska 911 74% 7 5
56 150 Chisago Lakes Middle School Lindstrom, Minnesota 909 77% 7 10
57 156 Dodge City Middle School Dodge City, Kansas 882 73% 7 18
58 157 St Vincent de Paul Cape Girardeau, Missouri 876 77% 7 1
59 165 Prescott Middle School Prescott, Wisconsin 802 69% 7 10
60 166 Benjamin Rush Middle School Rushville, Indiana 783 68% 7 3
61 167 Prescott Middle School Prescott, Wisconsin 766 68% 7 50
62 168 Elkart Lake-Glenbeulah Middle School Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 754 68% 7 2
8th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 1 Chamblee MS Chamblee, Georgia 1344 95% 8 17
2 2 Lesher Middle School Ft. Collins, Colorado 1338 99% 8 14
3 3 Middlesex Middle School Darien, Connecticut 1325 95% 8 10
4 4 Southview Middle School Ankeny, Iowa 1294 94% 8 2
5 5 Northwest Jr. High Coralville, Iowa 1293 98% 8 14
6 8 Boulan Park Middle School Troy, Michigan 1277 96% 8 25
7 9 Riverside Junior High School Fishers, Indiana 1273 95% 8 12
8 10 North Gwinnett Middle School Sugar Hill, Georgia 1261 95% 8 10
9 11 Westminster Schools (Southeast) Atlanta, Georgia 1260 96% 8 9
10 12 Forsythe Middle School ANN ARBOR, Michigan 1254 97% 8 26
11 15 Dodge City Middle School Dodge City, Kansas 1234 93% 8 21
12 16 Berry Miller Junior High Pearland, Texas 1229 94% 8 5
13 17 Kiewit Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1226 91% 8 8
14 20 Redwood Middle School Thousand Oaks, California 1216 94% 8 8
15 21 COLFAX-MINGO CSD COLFAX, Iowa 1214 94% 8 11
16 22 Andover Middle School Andover, Kansas 1212 94% 8 14
17 23 Anselmor-Merna School Merna, Nebraska 1207 89% 8 6
18 24 Notre Dame Marist Academy Pontiac, Michigan 1206 92% 8 25
19 26 Lakeview Middle School Kansas City, Missouri 1201 94% 8 8
20 27 Galloway Twp Middle School Galloway, New Jersey 1199 91% 8 16
21 28 Gretna Middle School Gretna, Nebraska 1195 90% 8 5
22 29 Hopkins North Jr High Minnetonka, Minnesota 1193 92% 8 19
23 30 Park Forest Middle School State College, Pennsylvania 1193 90% 8 12
24 31 Bayside Middle School Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1190 93% 8 8
25 32 Arab Junior High Arab, Alabama 1190 92% 8 50
26 33 Oak Mountain Academy Carrollton, Georgia 1190 90% 8 7
27 34 Howland Middle School Warren, Ohio 1188 90% 8 6
28 37 Williamsburg Junior High Williamsburg, Iowa 1176 89% 8 11
29 38 Warren M. S. Warren, New Jersey 1172 90% 8 11
30 40 Florence Chapel Middle School Duncan, South Carolina 1170 91% 8 24
31 41 Hopkins West Junior High Minnetonka, Minnesota 1165 93% 8 5
32 42 St. Stephen the Martyr Omaha, Nebraska 1160 87% 8 5
33 43 Augusta Preparatory Day School Martinez, Georgia 1158 90% 8 12
34 44 St. Paul of the Cross Park Ridge, Illinois 1158 87% 8 7
35 45 Hartland Middle School Hartland, Michigan 1158 85% 8 10
36 46 Hopkins North Jr High Minnetonka, Minnesota 1156 93% 8 19
37 47 St Vincent de Paul Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1156 88% 8 1
38 49 Austin Academy of Excellance Garland, Texas 1148 93% 8 6
39 50 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 1148 91% 8 9
40 53 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1139 91% 8 9
41 55 Pleasant Hill Schools Pleasant Hill , Missouri 1138 93% 8 14
42 56 Holdrege Middle School Holdrege, Nebraska 1136 90% 8 14
43 57 Willis Junior High Chandler, Arizona 1135 92% 8 13
44 58 Holy Trinity School McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania 1132 86% 8 6
45 59 Andover Central Middle School Andover, Kansas 1129 90% 8 8
46 60 Berry Miller Junior High Pearland, Texas 1127 87% 8 4
47 66 Mount Vernon CSD Mount Vernon, Iowa 1119 89% 8 26
48 67 Murray Avenue School Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania 1114 92% 8 20
49 68 Wardlaw-Hatridge School Edison, New Jersey 1114 89% 8 12
50 70 Berry Miller Junior High Pearland, Texas 1114 83% 8 5
51 71 Hannah Beardsley Middle School Crystal Lake, Illinois 1113 89% 8 10
52 76 John Muir Middle School Wausau, Wisconsin 1107 86% 8 16
53 77 Eisenhower Middle School Succasunna, New Jersey 1106 88% 8 7
54 79 Sparta Middle School Sparta, New Jersey 1098 89% 8 8
55 80 Brielle School Brielle, New Jersey 1097 83% 8 11
56 81 Dalton Middle School Dalton, Georgia 1095 87% 8 11
57 83 St. Michael School Schererville, Indiana 1086 88% 8 14
58 86 Paxon Hollow Middle School Broomall, Pennsylvania 1082 85% 8 18
59 87 St. Paul the Apostle School Grand Rapids, Michigan 1079 85% 8 5
60 90 Duluth Middle School Duluth, Georgia 1068 88% 8 4
61 91 Christ The King School Topeka, Kansas 1068 84% 8 5
62 92 Nardin Academy Buffalo, New York 1067 88% 8 11
63 93 Valley Middle School Apple Valley, Minnesota 1066 86% 8 10
64 95 East Pennsboro Middle School Enola, Pennsylvania 1063 88% 8 11
65 97 Hamilton Southeastern Junior High Fishers, Indiana 1057 89% 8 11
66 98 West Lyon School Inwood, Iowa 1055 89% 8 10
67 99 Roland-Story Middle School Roland, Iowa 1053 83% 8 8
68 101 Holloman Middle School Holloman AFB, New Mexico 1051 85% 8 15
69 102 St. Bernadette Westlake, Ohio 1049 88% 8 6
70 103 Wm. H. Crocker Middle School Hillsborough, California 1048 85% 8 22
71 104 HARTLEY-MELVIN-SANBORN MIDDLE SCHOOL SANBORN, Iowa 1044 88% 8 7
72 106 East Limestone School Athens, Alabama 1034 80% 8 11
73 109 Larson Middle School Rochester Hills, Michigan 1028 85% 8 5
74 110 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1026 86% 8 10
75 111 Regina School Iowa City, Iowa 1025 78% 8 4
76 114 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1019 91% 8 9
77 115 Central Community School Elkader, Iowa 1019 83% 8 1
78 116 Stanton Community Schools Stanton, Iowa 1013 86% 8 6
79 118 Douglass Schools Douglass, Kansas 1011 84% 8 9
80 120 Willis Junior High Chandler, Arizona 1008 82% 8 15
81 121 Holy Family School Grand Blanc, Michigan 1002 84% 8 14
82 124 WEST MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CENTER, Iowa 994 85% 8 8
83 125 CLARINDA MIDDLE SCHOOL CLARINDA, Iowa 993 82% 8 4
84 127 Coldwater Middle School Coldwater, Ohio 990 79% 8 8
85 128 Wallenpaupack Schools Hawley, Pennsylvania 988 80% 8 2
86 129 Boyceville Middle School Boyceville, Wisconsin 988 79% 8 17
87 132 Chisago Lakes Middle School Lindstrom, Minnesota 975 82% 8 6
88 134 Salmon Jr/Sr High Salmon, Idaho 952 84% 8 8
89 135 EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS EXIRA, Iowa 951 78% 8 9
90 137 Susquenita Middle School Duncannon, Pennsylvania 944 81% 8 4
91 140 Pearland Junior High East Pearland, Texas 929 78% 8 3
92 142 Audubon Community School Audubon, Iowa 928 77% 8 4
93 145 South Sioux City Middle School South Sioux City, Nebraska 921 80% 8 8
94 146 Berry Miller Junior High Pearland, Texas 918 76% 8 5
95 147 Woodrow Wilson MS Edison, New Jersey 912 83% 8 8
96 151 Rocky Bayou Christian School Niceville, Florida 906 81% 8 8
97 152 David City Middle School David City, Iowa 905 79% 8 6
98 153 Elkart Lake-Glenbeulah Middle School Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 905 75% 8 4
99 154 Prescott Middle School Prescott, Wisconsin 896 75% 8 5
100 155 Kerman Middle School Kerman, California 893 78% 8 6
101 158 Knoxville Middle School Knoxville, Iowa 875 80% 8 5
102 159 Holy Family Catholic School Rockford, Illinois 841 77% 8 8
103 160 Prescott Middle School Prescott, Wisconsin 841 70% 8 3
104 161 Central City Community School District Central City, Iowa 838 74% 8 8
105 162 Waverly Middle School Waverly, Nebraska 835 69% 8 22
106 163 Martensdale-St. Marys School Martensdale, Iowa 826 70% 8 3
107 164 Willetts Middle School Brunswick, Ohio 819 70% 8 10
108 169 Benjamin Rush Middle School Rushville, Indiana 743 69% 8 3
Teams Not Reported
Team / School City, State
St. Anne School #8 Barrington, Illinois
CE. McCall Middle School #6 Montoursville, Pennsylvania
New Richmond Middle School #7 New Richmond, Wisconsin
New Richmond Middle School #8 New Richmond, Wisconsin
De Pere Middle School #5 De Pere, Wisconsin
CLARINDA MIDDLE SCHOOL #11 CLARINDA, Iowa
Hannah Beardsley Middle School #7 Crystal Lake, Illinois
Wrightstown Middle School #5 Wrightstown, Wisconsin
Wrightstown Middle School #6 Wrightstown, Wisconsin
St Charles Borromeo #4 Bloomington, Indiana
Sparta Middle School #4 Sparta, New Jersey
Morley School #6 Lincoln, Nebraska
Holy Spirit Catholic School #2 Overland Park , Kansas
Berry Miller Junior High #4 Pearland, Texas
Berry Miller Junior High #5 Pearland, Texas
Berry Miller Junior High #10 Pearland, Texas
Berry Miller Junior High #11 Pearland, Texas
Southeast Saline #2 Gypsum, Kansas
Southeast Saline #3 Gypsum, Kansas
Wardlaw-Hartridge #1 Edison, New Jersey
Wardlaw-Hartridge #2 Edison, New Jersey
East Limestone School #2 Athens, Alabama