Contest Results

America Answers: Grades 5 & 6

America Answers 2018 is over! The contest went well this year and the scores are great. One hundred and ninety-three teams from twenty-six states took part this year. Based on the number of takers, we will be awarding four trophies in fifth grade and five trophies in sixth grade.

In 5th grade, the top team was from Dixie Bee Elementary in Terre Haute, Indiana, with an awesome 1245. Woodside Elementary in River Vale, New Jersey is our second place winner with a super 1210 score. The third place trophy and ribbons will be sent to Bluewater Elementary in Niceville, Florida with a fine score of 1172. A very close 1170 score secured 4th place for the team from Summitview Elementary in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

Top honors for 6th grade go to the outstanding team from Zionsville West Middle School in Whitestown, Indiana with a contest high score of 1307. Forsythe Middle School in Ann Arbor, Michigan will receive the second place trophy in 6th grade for their superb 1288. Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Marrero, Louisiana with their great 1267 score, is our third place winner. The home for the fourth place trophy in 6th grade is Bettendorf Middle School in Bettendorf, Iowa for their super 1241. The 6th grade team from Mount Nittany Middle School in State College, Pennsylvania tied with Middlesex Middle School in Darien, Connecticut, both with a score of 1237 and the same percentage of 94%. Both schools will receive a 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 4 Dixie Bee Elementary Terre Haute, Indiana 1245 96% 5 26
2 9 Woodside Elementary River Vale, New Jersey 1210 95% 5 8
3 20 Bluewater Elementary Niceville, Florida 1172 93% 5 20
4 21 Summitview Elementary Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 1170 93% 5 7
5 22 Cox Mill Elem Concord, North Carolina 1169 94% 5 11
6 27 Pleasant Hill Schools Pleasant Hill , Missouri 1158 94% 5 14
7 28 Riverside Elementary School Crestview, Florida 1157 92% 5 13
8 34 Fairview Elementary Columbia, Missouri 1140 95% 5 13
9 35 Colfax-Mingo CSD #5 COLFAX, Iowa 1140 93% 5 8
10 36 Plew Elementary Niceville, Florida 1139 91% 5 11
11 38 Lynnewood Elementary Havertown, Pennsylvania 1132 87% 5 9
12 40 Creek View Elementary Alpharetta, Georgia 1124 88% 5 13
13 43 Marshall Middle School Rockford, Illinois 1119 94% 5 9
14 48 Morse Pond School Falmouth, Massachusetts 1111 85% 5 7
15 49 Immaculate Conception Marrero, Louisiana 1110 89% 5 9
16 53 Shoemaker Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 1102 90% 5 3
17 56 Wallenpaupack North Intermediate Hawley, Pennsylvania 1096 86% 5 4
18 60 Wheatland Elementary School Wichita, Kansas 1090 91% 5 10
19 68 Roberge Elementary River Vale, New Jersey 1082 92% 5 8
20 70 Roland-Story Middle School Roland, Iowa 1073 86% 5 5
21 72 Walker Elementary Crestview, Florida 1070 90% 5 8
22 73 Rockfish Hoke Elementary School Raeford, North Carolina 1069 87% 5 8
23 75 Nellie Bennett Point Pleasant, New Jersey 1065 87% 5 7
24 78 BONDURANT-FARRAR MIDDLE SCHOOL BONDURANT, Iowa 1060 86% 5 27
25 79 Antioch Elementary Crestview, Florida 1059 91% 5 14
26 80 French Creek Elem. Pottstown, Pennsylvania 1054 88% 5 7
27 82 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1053 84% 5 6
28 84 Rogers Middle School Pearland, Texas 1051 91% 5 11
29 86 Northstar Elementary School Knoxville, Iowa 1051 85% 5 14
30 93 Cottonwood Elementary Andover, Kansas 1037 85% 5 11
30 93 Lincoln Ave. Elementary Sayville, New York 1037 85% 5 21
31 94 Highlands Elementary School Dothan, Alabama 1036 86% 5 13
32 95 Lannoye Elementary School Green Bay, Wisconsin 1035 83% 5 7
33 97 West Marshall State Center, Iowa 1033 84% 5 10
34 101 Northwestern Elementary West Salem, Ohio 1025 89% 5 5
35 103 Florosa Elementary Mary Ester, Florida 1023 91% 5 10
36 104 Meadowlark Elementary Andover, Kansas 1022 87% 5 12
37 105 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1020 83% 5 9
38 106 Paperjack Elm. ( New Richmond Sch.) New Richmond, Wisconsin 1017 86% 5 6
39 107 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1016 84% 5 5
40 108 Woodward-Granger Woodward, Iowa 1013 84% 5 6
41 110 Lincoln Ave. Elementary Sayville, New York 1007 88% 5 24
41 110 Robert Martin Elementary Wichita, Kansas 1007 88% 5 10
42 111 Hortonville M S Hortonville , Wisconsin 1006 87% 5 5
43 112 Ocean Roads Elementary Point Pleasant, New Jersey 1006 81% 5 6
44 113 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1003 83% 5 6
45 115 Cardinal Middle School Eldon, Iowa 997 83% 5 12
46 117 Sandy Grove Elementary Lumber Bridge, North Carolina 993 86% 5 20
47 119 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 992 84% 5 6
48 120 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 990 87% 5 8
49 121 Don D. Steed Elementary School Roeford, North Carolina 990 84% 5 10
50 122 Engleman Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 987 81% 5 1
51 123 Sunflower Elementary Andover, Kansas 985 87% 5 11
52 125 Baker Koonce Intermediate Carthage, Texas 983 82% 5 10
53 129 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 979 80% 5 4
53 129 Pine City Elementary Pine City, Minnesota 979 80% 5 4
54 136 Prairie Creek Elementary Andover, Kansas 971 83% 5 10
55 138 Osage Middle School Lake Ozark, Missouri 968 86% 5 11
56 139 St. Hugo of the Hills (5th) Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 964 82% 5 13
57 140 Montana Magnet School Dothan, Alabama 963 81% 5 16
58 142 Rockfish Hoke Elementary School Raeford, North Carolina 956 84% 5 16
59 144 Lincoln Ave. Elementary Sayville, New York 947 80% 5 19
60 145 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 944 82% 5 5
61 146 Hortonville M S Hortonville , Wisconsin 942 81% 5 6
62 147 Wrightstown Middle School Wrightstown, Wisconsin 934 78% 5 20
63 148 Upchurch Elementary School Raeford, North Carolina 931 76% 5 8
64 150 Apollo-Ridge Elementary Spring Church, Pennsylvania 927 78% 5 4
65 151 Starr Elem. (New Richmond Sch.) New Richmond, Wisconsin 926 82% 5 8
66 152 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 926 78% 5 6
67 153 A.B. Newell Elementary School Grand Island, Nebraska 915 79% 5 10
68 154 Hillside Elem. (New Richmond Sch.) New Richmond, Wisconsin 911 81% 5 6
69 155 Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 911 72% 5 4
70 156 Alexander Middle School Pearland, Texas 902 76% 5 10
71 158 Evergreen Elementary Homen, Wisconsin 890 81% 5 10
72 159 Prairie View Elementary Homen, Wisconsin 885 78% 5 15
73 161 Wallenpaupack South Elementary Hawley, Pennsylvania 883 78% 5 2
74 162 Westernport Elementary Westernport, Maryland 881 80% 5 6
75 163 North Miami Elementary Denver, Indiana 877 76% 5 6
76 164 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 876 74% 5 4
77 166 Southern Elementary Blue Springs, Nebraska 860 77% 5 4
78 167 C. Ray Gates Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 849 75% 5 2
79 169 Clarinda Schools Clarinda, Iowa 840 74% 5 3
80 171 Scurlock Elementary School Raeford, North Carolina 827 75% 5 18
81 172 Hawk Eye Elementary Red Springs , North Carolina 784 69% 5 3
82 173 McLauchun Elementary School Raeford, North Carolina 770 66% 5 6
83 174 West Hoke Elementary School Raeford, North Carolina 743 66% 5 8
6th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 1 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1307 94% 6 4
2 2 Forsythe Middle School ANN ARBOR, Michigan 1288 96% 6 1
3 3 Immaculate Conception Marrero, Louisiana 1267 100% 6 5
4 5 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1241 97% 6 13
5 6 Mount Nittany Middle School #4 State College, Pennsylvania 1237 94% 6 11
5 6 Middlesex Middle School Darien, Connecticut 1237 94% 6 13
6 7 Park Forest Middle School State College, Pennsylvania 1235 94% 6 25
7 8 French Creek Elem. Pottstown, Pennsylvania 1230 94% 6 4
8 10 Lesher Middle School Ft. Collins, Colorado 1208 96% 6 20
9 11 Holdrege Middle School Holdrege, Nebraska 1203 97% 6 9
10 12 Rogers Middle School Pearland, Texas 1202 94% 6 9
11 13 Morse Pond School Falmouth, Massachusetts 1199 90% 6 9
12 14 Augusta Preparatory Day School Martinez, Georgia 1193 93% 6 13
13 15 Warren Middle School Warren, New Jersey 1188 95% 6 11
14 16 Westminster Schools Atlanta, Georgia 1187 93% 6 4
15 17 Summitview Elementary Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 1187 92% 6 13
16 18 Eagle View Middle School Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 1182 94% 6 21
17 19 Valley Middle School Apple Valley, Minnesota 1174 91% 6 8
18 23 Colfax-Mingo CSD #6 COLFAX, Iowa 1169 91% 6 7
19 24 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1168 92% 6 5
20 25 Belleville Intermediate Schools Belleville, Wisconsin 1165 92% 6 7
21 26 Pleasant Hill Schools Pleasant Hill , Missouri 1160 96% 6 9
22 29 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1148 89% 6 5
23 30 St. Anne Parish School Barrington, Illinois 1144 90% 6 7
24 31 St Hugo of the Hills (6th) Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 1142 94% 6 15
25 32 Norfolk Public Schools Norfolk, Nebraska 1142 91% 6 9
26 33 GLOBE Academy Atlanta, Georgia 1141 89% 6
27 37 Andover Middle School Andover, Kansas 1132 94% 6 18
28 39 Murray Avenue School Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania 1131 91% 6 21
29 41 Boulan Park Middle School Troy, Michigan 1121 92% 6 19
30 42 Wallenpaupack Area Middle School Hawley, Pennsylvania 1121 90% 6 15
31 44 Warren Central Elementary School West Lebanon, Indiana 1118 92% 6 21
32 45 Austin Academy of Excellance Garland, Texas 1118 86% 6 9
33 46 Paxon Hollow Middle School Broomall, Pennsylvania 1116 87% 6 5
34 47 Mount Vernon Middle School Mt. Vernon, Iowa 1115 92% 6 24
35 50 Valley Middle School Apple Valley, Minnesota 1107 86% 6 14
36 51 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1105 90% 6 6
37 52 Lewis School Valparaiso, Florida 1104 92% 6 12
38 54 Academy of Our Lady Glen Rock, New Jersey 1101 89% 6
39 55 Kiewit Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1099 87% 6 6
40 57 Oak Mountain Academy Carrollton, Georgia 1095 89% 6 16
41 58 Algona Middle School Algona, Iowa 1094 89% 6 4
42 59 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1093 89% 6 9
43 61 Wardlaw-Hatridge School Edison, New Jersey 1090 88% 6 12
44 62 Norfolk Public Schools Norfolk, Nebraska 1088 91% 6 9
45 63 Valley Middle School Apple Valley, Minnesota 1087 93% 6
46 64 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1087 88% 6 5
47 65 Wrightstown Middle School Wrightstown, Wisconsin 1086 90% 6 1
48 66 North Miami Elementary Denver, Indiana 1085 90% 6 11
49 67 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 1083 85% 6 4
50 69 Knoxville Middle School Knoxville, Iowa 1076 88% 6 8
51 71 Pleasant Hill Schools Pleasant Hill , Missouri 1072 92% 6 9
52 74 Chisago Lakes Middle School Lindstrom, Minnesota 1066 90% 6 9
53 76 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 1062 86% 6 2
54 77 Silver Lake elementary School Bladen, Nebraska 1061 88% 6 10
55 81 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1054 86% 6 6
56 83 Gregory Portland Intermediate Sch. Portland, Texas 1052 87% 6 8
57 85 Gretna Middle School Gretna, Nebraska 1051 86% 6 5
58 87 Aspen Creek Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1051 82% 6 6
59 88 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1049 85% 6 5
60 89 Brielle School Brielle, New Jersey 1045 85% 6 6
61 90 Donnell Middle School Findlay, Ohio 1045 84% 6 21
62 91 Hortonville M S Hortonville , Wisconsin 1044 85% 6 12
63 92 Williamsburg JH/HS Williamsburg, Iowa 1043 87% 6 13
64 96 Falcon Middle School Peyton, Colorado 1034 84% 6 12
65 98 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 1031 83% 6 5
66 99 Larson Middle School Troy, Michigan 1029 83% 6 3
67 100 St. Paul the Apostle School Grand Rapids, Michigan 1027 84% 6 14
68 102 Alexander Middle School Pearland, Texas 1024 80% 6 1
69 109 Arab Junior High Arab, Alabama 1012 81% 6 1
70 114 Richard F. Bernotas Middle School Crystal Lake, Illinois 999 85% 6 5
71 116 Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 996 85% 6 4
72 118 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 993 77% 6 5
73 124 EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS EXIRA, Iowa 983 88% 6 6
74 126 West Marshall State Center, Iowa 983 81% 6 12
75 127 Zionsville West Middle School Whitestown, Indiana 981 80% 6 5
76 128 HARTLEY-MELVIN-SANBORN MIDDLE SCHOOL SANBORN, Iowa 979 83% 6 4
77 130 Roland-Story Middle School Roland, Iowa 977 85% 6 6
78 131 Algona Middle School Algona, Iowa 977 83% 6 3
79 132 Fowler Elementary School Fowler, Colorado 976 85% 6 6
80 133 Bettendorf Middle School Bettendorf, Iowa 976 83% 6 6
81 134 Cardinal Middle School Eldon, Iowa 974 84% 6 8
82 135 Central Community School Elkader, Iowa 971 85% 6 5
83 137 Hodgen Elementary School Hodgen, Oklahoma 969 84% 6 20
84 141 Dodge City Middle School Dodge City, Kansas 961 81% 6 20
85 143 Holloman Middle School Holloman AFB, New Mexico 950 78% 6 15
86 149 Osage Middle School Lake Ozark, Missouri 928 75% 6 8
87 157 Rocky Bayou Christian School Niceville, Florida 894 78% 6 6
88 160 Nardin Academy Buffalo, New York 884 75% 6 3
89 165 Clarinda Schools Clarinda, Iowa 863 75% 6 1
90 168 Waverly Middle School Waverly, Nebraska 847 74% 6 5
91 170 Pine City Elementary Pine City, Minnesota 833 72% 6 4
Teams Not Reported
Team / School City, State
Clay Central / Everly #4 Royal, Iowa
HARTLEY-MELVIN-SANBORN MIDDLE SCHOOL #5 SANBORN, Iowa
Black Hawk Middle School #4 Eagan, Minnesota
Chief Kanim Middle School #5 Fall City, Washington
Chief Kanim Middle School #6 Fall City, Washington
Chief Kanim Middle School #5 Fall City, Washington
Chief Kanim Middle School #6 Fall City, Washington
Wilson Elementary #4 Owatonna, Minnesota
Holling Heights Elementary #2 Omaha, Nebraska
Pine City Elementary #4 Pine City, Minnesota
Palm Vista Elementary School #3 Twentynine Palms, California
Bryan Middle School #2 Bryan, Ohio
Bryan Middle School #3 Bryan, Ohio
Hillside Fifth Grade West Des Moines, Iowa
Hillside Sixth Grade West Des Moines, Iowa
Hillside Fourth Grade West Des Moines, Iowa
Dodge Elementary #4 Grand Island, Nebraska
Woodward-Granger #6 Woodward, Iowa
Barkley Bridge Elementary #5 Hartselle , Alabama
Barkley Bridge Elementary #6 Hartselle , Alabama
Mary Esther Elementary #1 Mary Ester, Florida