Contest Results

America Answers: Grades 5 & 6

America Answers 2016 is over! The contest went well this year and the scores are great. Two hundred and five teams from thirty states took part this year. We had 101 fifth grade teams sign up and 104 sixth grade teams. Based on the number of takers, we will be awarding five trophies in each grade pool.

In 5th grade, the top team was from Dixie Bee Elementary in Terre Haute, Indiana, with an awesome 1232. Bettendorf Middle School is our second place winner with a super 1171 score. The third place trophy and ribbons will be sent to Creek View Elementary, in Alpharetta, Georgia with a fine score of 1128. A very close 1127 score secured 4th place for the team from Morse Pond School in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The fifth place trophy is headed to Zionsville West Middle School in Whitestown, Indiana, whose team scored 1101.

Top honors for 6th grade go to the outstanding team from Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia, with a contest high score of 1277. Park Forest Middle School in State College, Pennsylvania, will receive the second place trophy in 6th grade for their superb 1256. Mount Nittany Middle School in State College, Pennsylvania with their great 1242 score, is our third place winner. The home for the fourth place trophy in 6th grade is Boulan Park Middle School in Troy, Michigan for their super 1238. The 6th grade team from Murray Avenue School in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania score of 1235 receive the 5th place trophy and ribbons.

The trophies and ribbons will be sent in a week. We suggest you print the results. We print at 80%. 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 you are mailed one, in September go to our web site.


5th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 6 Dixie Bee Elementary Terre Haute, Indiana 1232 97% 5 27
2 17 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1171 94% 5 9
3 28 Creek View Elementary Alpharetta, Georgia 1128 92% 5 15
4 29 Morse Pond School Falmouth, Massachusetts 1127 93% 5 9
5 34 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1101 87% 5 6
6 36 Foxview Intermediate School De Pere, Wisconsin 1097 91% 5 8
7 38 Lynnewood Elementary Havertown, Pennsylvania 1091 87% 5 7
8 40 Roberge Elementary School River Vale, New Jersey 1088 91% 5 5
9 45 Rogers Middle School Pearland, Texas 1079 88% 5 10
10 47 Cox Mill Elem Concord, North Carolina 1068 90% 5 13
11 51 Pleasant Hill Schools Pleasant Hill , Missouri 1058 92% 5 20
12 52 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1055 85% 5 5
13 54 Bluewater Elementary Niceville, Florida 1053 89% 5 20
14 56 Shoemaker Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 1048 88% 5 1
15 57 Ocean Roads Elementary Point Pleasant, New Jersey 1044 86% 5 4
16 58 Robert Martin Elementary Wichita, Kansas 1039 89% 5 15
17 59 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1039 87% 5 5
18 60 Meadowlark Elementary Andover, Kansas 1039 85% 5 8
19 64 COLFAX-MINGO CSD COLFAX, Iowa 1030 86% 5 6
20 65 Brown Elementary St. Joseph, Michigan 1029 88% 5 10
21 66 Northstar Elementary School Knoxville, Iowa 1027 86% 5 8
22 67 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1024 88% 5 5
23 70 BONDURANT-FARRAR MIDDLE SCHOOL BONDURANT, Iowa 1020 87% 5 7
24 73 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 1018 85% 5 3
25 75 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1017 83% 5 5
26 77 Cottonwood Elementary Andover, Kansas 1011 85% 5 14
27 79 Springfield Plains Elementary Clarkston, Michigan 1010 91% 5 8
28 80 French Creek Elem. Pottstown, Pennsylvania 1010 83% 5 4
29 82 Wheatland Elementary School Wichita, Kansas 1007 88% 5 18
30 83 Riverside Elementary School Crestview, Florida 1007 82% 5 11
31 85 Central Intermediate Wadsworth, Ohio 1002 83% 5 20
32 88 Weddington Hills Elementary Concord, North Carolina 1000 88% 5 12
33 89 Highlands Elementary School Dothan, Alabama 1000 86% 5 15
34 93 St. Hugo of the Hills (5th) Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 997 81% 5 12
35 96 Sunflower Elementary Andover, Kansas 990 85% 5 7
36 97 WEST MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CENTER, Iowa 990 83% 5 11
37 100 HARTLEY-MELVIN-SANBORN MIDDLE SCHOOL SANBORN, Iowa 986 84% 5 5
38 101 The Wardlaw-Hartridge School Edison, New Jersey 982 85% 5 6
39 104 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 977 84% 5 9
40 105 Lincoln Elementary Cuyahoga Falls , Ohio 977 81% 5 15
41 107 Nellie Bennett Point Pleasant, New Jersey 975 87% 5 5
42 108 New Richmond Schools New Richmond, Wisconsin 975 85% 5 9
43 110 Barkley Bridge Elementary Hartselle , Alabama 973 82% 5
44 111 Northwestern Elementary West Salem, Ohio 973 81% 5 8
45 112 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 971 83% 5 5
46 113 Prairie Creek Elementary Andover, Kansas 969 86% 5 6
47 117 Central Middle School Cape GIrardeau, Missouri 965 81% 5 12
48 119 Antioch Elementary Crestview, Florida 962 84% 5 10
49 122 Woodside Elementary School River Vale, New Jersey 957 81% 5 3
50 123 Wallenpaupack Schools Hawley, Pennsylvania 957 79% 5 12
51 124 Woodmere Elementary School Eatontown, New Jersey 956 80% 5 2
52 125 Plew Elementary Niceville, Florida 955 82% 5 13
53 126 New Richmond Schools New Richmond, Wisconsin 954 86% 5 10
54 128 Hortonville M S Hortonville , Wisconsin 948 80% 5 10
55 129 Evergreen Elementary Holmen, Wisconsin 946 82% 5 39
56 131 Morley School Lincoln, Nebraska 937 85% 5 8
57 132 C. Ray Gates Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 935 81% 5 8
58 136 Lannoye Elementary School Green Bay, Wisconsin 931 85% 5 7
59 138 Florosa Elementary Mary Ester, Florida 925 86% 5 7
60 139 Montana Magnet School Dothan, Alabama 923 84% 5 19
61 141 Greene County Intermediate School Grand Junction, Iowa 917 79% 5 8
62 142 Wallenpaupack Schools Hawley, Pennsylvania 916 76% 5 3
63 143 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 914 81% 5 5
64 145 A.B. Newell Elementary School Grand Island, Nebraska 913 82% 5 13
65 146 Apollo-Ridge Elementary Spring Church, Pennsylvania 913 76% 5 2
66 148 North Miami Elementary Denver, Indiana 909 84% 5 8
67 149 New Richmond Schools New Richmond, Wisconsin 909 80% 5 8
68 150 Susquenita Middle School Duncannon, Pennsylvania 907 71% 5 6
69 152 Engleman Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 905 80% 5 12
70 156 Southern Elementary Blue Springs, Nebraska 897 78% 5 4
71 157 Clark Elementary School Paducah, Kentucky 888 69% 5 6
72 158 Wilson Elementary Owatonna, Minnesota 885 76% 5 12
73 159 Weddington Hills Elementary Concord, North Carolina 879 80% 5 12
74 160 Prairie View School Homen, Wisconsin 878 76% 5 16
75 161 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 877 74% 5 5
76 164 Aiken Elementary Aiken, South Carolina 866 76% 5 11
77 168 Mary Esther Elementary Mary Ester, Florida 841 75% 5 2
78 169 Dodge Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 840 73% 5 14
79 171 Gilman Schools Gilman, Wisconsin 817 71% 5 1
80 172 Princeton Community Intermediate Princeton, Indiana 814 69% 5 12
81 174 CLARINDA MIDDLE SCHOOL CLARINDA, Iowa 809 75% 5 1
82 175 Baker Koonce Intermediate Carthage, Texas 796 76% 5 13
83 176 West Lawn Elementary School Grand Island, Nebraska 782 72% 5 9
84 177 Winside Public Winside, Nebraska 773 72% 5 14
85 179 North Sashabaw Elementary Clarkston, Michigan 760 70% 5 6
86 180 Stolley Park Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 732 70% 5 5
87 181 Lincoln Elm. - Boys Grand Island, Nebraska 685 64% 5 6
88 182 Westernport Elementary Westernport, Maryland 640 61% 5 12
89 183 Lincoln Elm. - Girls Grand Island, Nebraska 576 56% 5 6
6th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 1 Westminster Schools Altlanta, Georgia 1277 99% 6 12
2 2 Park Forest Middle School State College, Pennsylvania 1256 94% 6 27
3 3 Mount Nittany Middle School State College, Pennsylvania 1242 95% 6 14
4 4 Boulan Park Middle School Troy, Michigan 1238 97% 6 48
5 5 Murray Avenue School Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania 1235 95% 6 14
6 7 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1224 94% 6 8
7 8 Valley Middle School Apple Valley, Minnesota 1207 95% 6 15
8 9 Holdrege Middle School Holdrege, Nebraska 1195 97% 6 13
9 10 Augusta Preparatory Day School Martinez, Georgia 1192 95% 6 15
10 11 Middlesex Middle School Darien, Connecticut 1190 93% 6 8
11 12 St Hugo of the Hills (6th) Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 1188 94% 6 15
12 13 Lesher Middle School Ft. Collins, Colorado 1185 94% 6 15
13 14 Eagle View Middle School Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 1183 95% 6 21
14 15 Central Middle School Cape GIrardeau, Missouri 1178 92% 6 9
15 16 Forsythe Middle School ANN ARBOR, Michigan 1174 92% 6 17
16 18 North Gwinnett Middle School Sugar Hill, Georgia 1168 93% 6 18
17 19 Rogers Middle School Pearland, Texas 1167 91% 6 10
18 20 Pleasant Hill Schools Pleasant Hill , Missouri 1166 93% 6 14
19 21 Summitview Elementary Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 1163 91% 6 6
20 22 Warren M. S. Warren, New Jersey 1162 88% 6 10
21 23 Bayside Middle School Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1153 94% 6 8
22 24 Earl Hanson School Rock Island, Illinois 1152 93% 6 28
23 25 COLFAX-MINGO CSD COLFAX, Iowa 1149 96% 6 6
24 26 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 1139 93% 6 6
25 27 Andover Middle School Andover, Kansas 1139 92% 6 17
26 30 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1122 92% 6 5
27 31 Gretna Middle School Gretna, Nebraska 1112 84% 6 5
28 32 Hannah Beardsley Middle School Crystal Lake, Illinois 1105 90% 6 9
29 33 Austin Academy of Excellance Garland, Texas 1103 91% 6 6
30 35 Kiewit Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1100 87% 6 8
31 37 Roland-Story Middle School Roland, Iowa 1095 89% 6 11
32 39 Valley Middle School Apple Valley, Minnesota 1089 92% 6 15
33 41 Mary Welsh Elementary Williamsburg, Iowa 1086 90% 6 14
34 42 Morse Pond School Falmouth, Massachusetts 1085 92% 6 5
35 43 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1083 85% 6 9
36 44 WEST MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CENTER, Iowa 1081 89% 6 1
37 46 Wallenpaupack Schools Hawley, Pennsylvania 1070 89% 6 3
38 48 St. Boniface Elementary Elgin, Nebraska 1067 92% 6 19
39 49 Arab Junior High Arab, Alabama 1064 90% 6 6
40 50 Paxon Hollow Middle School Broomall, Pennsylvania 1059 83% 6 11
41 53 Richard F. Bernotas Middle School Crystal Lake, Illinois 1054 89% 6 4
42 55 Stillwater Township School Stillwater, New Jersey 1051 89% 6 7
43 61 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1039 82% 6 5
44 62 Elkart Lake-Glenbeulah Middle School Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 1038 82% 6 4
45 63 Andover Central Middle School Andover, Kansas 1032 87% 6 12
45 63 Mount Vernon Middle School Mt. Vernon, Iowa 1032 87% 6 30
45 63 French Creek Elem. Pottstown, Pennsylvania 1032 87% 6 13
46 64 CLARINDA MIDDLE SCHOOL CLARINDA, Iowa 1030 86% 6 6
47 68 Rocky Bayou Christian School Niceville, Florida 1022 87% 6 8
48 69 Fowler Elementary School Fowler, Colorado 1022 86% 6 6
49 71 Central Intermediate Wadsworth, Ohio 1019 89% 6 24
50 72 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1019 82% 6 5
51 74 Central Community School Elkader, Iowa 1018 83% 6 8
52 76 Immaculate Conception Catholic School Dardenne Prairie, Missouri 1015 85% 6 11
53 78 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1011 84% 6 6
54 81 Washington Middle School La Habra, California 1009 88% 6 35
55 84 Larson Middle School Rochester Hills, Michigan 1005 83% 6 4
56 86 Immaculate Conception Marrero, Louisiana 1001 89% 6 5
57 87 Gregory Portland Intermediate Sch. Portland, Texas 1001 88% 6 9
58 90 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 999 80% 6 5
59 91 Norfolk Middle School Norfolk, Nebraska 998 81% 6 7
60 92 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 997 83% 6 6
61 94 Brielle School Brielle, New Jersey 992 83% 6 10
62 95 Susquenita Middle School Duncannon, Pennsylvania 991 80% 6 6
63 98 Prescott Middle School Prescott, Wisconsin 988 83% 6 1
64 99 Holloman Middle School Holloman AFB, New Mexico 987 84% 6 13
65 102 Woodmere Elementary School Eatontown, New Jersey 982 82% 6 7
66 103 Falcon Middle School Peyton, Colorado 979 81% 6 6
67 106 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 976 82% 6 10
68 109 Knoxville Middle School Knoxville, Iowa 975 83% 6 7
69 112 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 971 83% 6 5
70 114 Nardin Academy Buffalo, New York 967 84% 6 6
71 115 Silver Lake elementary School Bladen, Nebraska 967 81% 6 10
72 116 Chief Kanim Middle School Fall City, Washington 966 82% 6 28
73 118 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 964 80% 6 6
74 120 Warren Central Elementary School West Lebanon, Indiana 961 82% 6 28
75 121 Salmon Jr/Sr High Salmon, Idaho 958 85% 6 7
76 127 North Miami Elementary Denver, Indiana 951 81% 6 10
77 129 Wm. H. Crocker Middle School Hillsborough, California 946 82% 6 4
78 130 St. Anne School Barrington, Illinois 938 83% 6 6
79 133 Redwood Middle School Thousand Oaks, California 934 81% 6 4
80 134 Falcon Middle School Peyton, Colorado 934 80% 6 6
81 135 Greene County Intermediate School Grand Junction, Iowa 933 82% 6 4
82 137 Norfolk Middle School Norfolk, Nebraska 931 78% 6 8
83 140 Audubon Community School Audubon, Iowa 923 77% 6 4
84 144 EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS EXIRA, Iowa 914 80% 6 6
85 147 Chisago Lakes Middle School Lindstrom, Minnesota 911 80% 6 4
86 151 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 906 74% 6 5
87 153 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 902 84% 6 9
88 154 Douglass Schools Douglass, Kansas 900 78% 6 8
89 155 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 897 80% 6 6
90 162 Dodge City Middle School Dodge City, Kansas 874 76% 6 22
91 163 HARTLEY-MELVIN-SANBORN MIDDLE SCHOOL SANBORN, Iowa 872 76% 6 4
92 165 Marysville Elementary Marysville, Kansas 866 74% 6 3
93 166 Valley Middle School Apple Valley, Minnesota 860 76% 6 11
94 167 Clay Central / Everly Royal, Iowa 852 76% 6 10
95 170 Winside Public Winside, Nebraska 819 79% 6 6
96 173 Winside Public Winside, Nebraska 813 69% 6 6
97 178 Prescott Middle School Prescott, Wisconsin 763 72% 6 4
Teams Not Reported
Team / School City, State
CE. McCall Middle School #4 Montoursville, Pennsylvania
New Richmond Middle School #4 New Richmond, Wisconsin
Foxview Intermediate School #4 De Pere, Wisconsin
Chief Kanim Middle School #3 Fall City, Washington
LT Ball Intermediate School #3 Tipp City, Ohio
Apollo-Ridge Schools #3 Spring Church, Pennsylvania
Immaculate Conception #5 Marrero, Louisiana
Seedling Mile Elementary #3 Grand Island, Nebraska
Grafton Village Elementary #2 Fredericksburg, Virginia
Wrightstown Middle School #5 Wrightstown, Wisconsin
Wrightstown Middle School #6 Wrightstown, Wisconsin
Woodcrest Spanish Immersion #1 Fridley, Minnesota
Alexander Middle School #2 Pearland, Texas
Alexander Middle School #3 Pearland, Texas
Barkley Bridge Elementary #5 Hartselle , Alabama
Immaculate Conception Catholic School #2 Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Southeast Saline #4 Gypsum, Kansas
Earl Hanson School #2 Rock Island, Illinois
Zionsville West Middle School #20 Whitestown, Indiana
Chief Kanim Middle School #5 Fall City, Washington
Chief Kanim Middle School #6 Fall City, Washington
Ashland Ridge Elementary #1 Ankeny, Iowa