2020 Fall America Answers: Grades 5 & 6

Fall America Answers 2020 is over! Hats off to all the teams who in spite of all the corona virus challenges and difficulties, made it work this year and the scores are great. One hundred and thirteen teams from nineteen states signed up this year. Based on the number of teams that signed up, we will be awarding three trophies and ribbons in fifth grade and three trophies and ribbons in sixth grade.

If for some reason you were unable to meet the ending deadline, please email us at thinkcap5@gmail.com. We will let you take the contest as an unofficial participant.

In 5th grade, the top team was from St. John Lutheran School, in Seward Nebraska, with an awesome 1173. Dixie Bee Elementary in Terre Haute, Indiana is our second-place winner with a super 1171 score. The third-place trophy and ribbons will be sent to Bluewater Elementary in Niceville, Florida with a fine score of 1162.

Top honors for 6th grade go to the outstanding team from Park Forest Middle School in Niceville Florida with a contest high score of 1216. Lesher Middle School in Ft. Collins, Colorado will receive the second-place trophy in 6th grade for their superb 1208. We had a tie for third place with both scoring a great 1193. One trophy is going to Rocky Bayou Christian School in Niceville, Florida and the other trophy going to Pleasant Hill Intermediate School in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

The trophies and ribbons will be sent soon. 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 per cents only to break score ties since they do not consider 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 appreciate the difficulties you face this school year. We hope you and your students enjoyed this challenge and learned some new things. Please consider participating in the Spring America Answers Quiz in April and we appreciate any good references you give us. If you need an entry form for the spring contest go to our web site.


5th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 4 St. John Lutheran School Seward, Nebraska 1173 90% 5 21
2 5 Dixie Bee Elementary Terre Haute, Indiana 1171 94% 5 21
3 9 Bluewater Elementary Niceville, Florida 1162 92% 5 10
4 13 Pleasant Hill Intermediate School Pleasant Hill , Missouri 1122 95% 5 11
5 27 Sunflower Elementary Wichita, Kansas 1044 84% 5 3
6 30 Westwood School Blaine, Minnesota 1040 87% 5 6
7 33 Chadron Middle School Chadron, Nebraska 1037 88% 5 7
8 34 Colfax-Mingo CSD Colfax, Iowa 1037 86% 5 11
9 36 Stolley Park Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 1027 86% 5 7
10 37 Wheatland Elementary Wichita, Kansas 1025 84% 5 6
11 38 Bondurant-Farrar Middle School Bondurant, Iowa 1020 85% 5 5
12 39 Engleman Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 1019 84% 5 9
13 41 Dodge Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 1006 89% 5 9
14 43 Robert Martin Elementary Wichita, Kansas 993 87% 5 11
15 46 Hartselle Intermediate School Hartselle, Alabama 982 85% 5 7
16 51 Riverside Elementary School Crestview, Florida 964 85% 5 7
17 53 North Miami Elementary Denver, Indiana 952 80% 5 4
18 54 Belleville Schools Belleville, Wisconsin 948 85% 5 5
19 55 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 942 85% 5 15
20 56 Meadowlark Elementary Wichita, Kansas 938 82% 5 6
21 57 Eisenhower Elementary Norton, Kansas 936 86% 5 9
22 58 Aurora Elementary Aurora, Nebraska 933 82% 5 8
23 59 Westwood School Blaine, Minnesota 933 80% 5 3
24 60 Summitview Elementary Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 932 80% 5 4
25 61 West Marshall Middle School State Center, Iowa 931 76% 5 8
26 62 Edge Elementary School Niceville, Florida 917 82% 5 12
27 64 Dike-New Hartford Elementary Dike, Iowa 909 82% 5 5
28 67 Tomahawk Elementary Tomahawk, Wisconsin 896 81% 5 7
29 69 Newell Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 888 82% 5 6
30 70 Gates Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 885 81% 5 7
31 72 Shoemaker Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 872 78% 5 7
32 73 Fennimore Elementary School Fennimore, Wisconsin 868 76% 5 6
33 74 French Creek Elem. Pottstown, Pennsylvania 861 82% 5 4
34 75 Shoemaker Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 859 77% 5 7
35 76 Prairie Creek Elementary Andover, Kansas 858 77% 5 3
36 77 Banning Lewis Ranch Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado 857 76% 5 7
37 78 Wood River Elementary Wood River, Nebraska 848 75% 5 4
38 79 Wood River Elementary Wood River, Nebraska 846 78% 5 8
38 79 Seedling Mile Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 846 78% 5 8
39 82 North Pocono Intermediate Moscow, Pennsylvania 809 74% 5 6
40 84 Wasmer Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 793 77% 5 8
41 85 Westwood School Blaine, Minnesota 789 76% 5 3
42 87 Cottonwood Elementary Wichita, Kansas 770 69% 5 3
43 88 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School Hartley, Iowa 765 72% 5 15
44 91 Evergeen Elementary Homen, Wisconsin 732 65% 5 6
45 92 Star Elementary Grand Island, Nebraska 727 70% 5 8
46 93 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley, Iowa 674 66% 5 2
47 94 Prairie View Elementary Homen, Wisconsin 504 41% 5 10
6th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 1 Park Forest Middle School State College, Pennsylvania 1216 96% 6 19
2 2 Lesher Middle School Ft. Collins, Colorado 1208 96% 6 11
3 3 Rocky Bayou Christian School Niceville, Florida 1193 96% 6 9
3 3 Pleasant Hill Intermediate School Pleasant Hill , Missouri 1193 96% 6 8
4 6 Holdrege Middle School Holdrege, Nebraska 1170 95% 6 14
5 7 Swanson Elementary Omaha, Nebraska 1163 91% 6 9
6 8 Gretna Middle School Gretna, Nebraska 1162 93% 6 5
7 10 Colfax-Mingo CSD Colfax, Iowa 1150 95% 6 5
8 11 Chadron Middle School Chadron, Nebraska 1147 93% 6 8
9 12 West Marshall Middle School State Center, Iowa 1133 92% 6 10
10 14 Waynesboro Area Middle School Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 1117 91% 6 6
11 15 Aubry Bend Middle School Overland Park, Kansas 1102 90% 6 11
12 16 Hampton-Dumont Middle School Hampton, Iowa 1097 92% 6 14
13 17 Brielle School Brielle, New Jersey 1086 88% 6 8
14 18 Kiewit Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1082 85% 6 6
15 19 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 1081 88% 6 3
16 20 Mount Vernon Middle School Mt. Vernon, Iowa 1079 93% 6 4
17 21 Belleville Schools Belleville, Wisconsin 1076 92% 6 8
18 22 Mary Welsh Elementary Williamsburg, Iowa 1068 88% 6 10
19 23 Gretna Aspen Creek Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1066 84% 6 5
20 24 Oakhill Day School Gladstone, Missouri 1058 87% 6 5
21 25 Eisenhower Elementary Norton, Kansas 1050 88% 6 11
22 26 Westwood School Blaine, Minnesota 1046 87% 6 5
23 28 Beaver Falls Middle School Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 1042 89% 6 8
24 29 St. John Lutheran School Seward, Nebraska 1041 87% 6 22
25 31 Westwood School Blaine, Minnesota 1038 86% 6 4
26 32 Dallas Center - Grimes Schools Dallas Center, Iowa 1037 89% 6 3
27 35 French Creek Elem. Pottstown, Pennsylvania 1028 91% 6 4
28 40 Aubry Bend Middle School Overland Park, Kansas 1018 86% 6 5
29 42 Missouri Valley Community Schools Missouri Valley, Iowa 1004 84% 6 11
30 44 Silver Lake Elementary School Bladen, Nebraska 993 86% 6 7
31 45 Dallas Center - Grimes Schools Dallas Center, Iowa 986 86% 6 7
32 47 Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 978 88% 6 8
33 48 Westwood School Blaine, Minnesota 975 83% 6 3
34 49 United Community Schools Boone, Iowa 972 82% 6 5
35 50 Sandy Creek Middle School Clay Center, Nebraska 965 79% 6 7
36 52 St. Paul Public School ST Paul, Nebraska 960 87% 6 8
37 63 North Miami Elementary Denver, Indiana 914 81% 6 4
38 65 Dike-New Hartford Elementary Dike, Iowa 900 78% 6 3
39 66 Sullivan Middle School Sullivan, Indiana 897 82% 6 10
40 68 EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS Elk Horn, Iowa 890 81% 6 11
41 71 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 880 75% 6 3
42 80 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School Hartley, Iowa 837 79% 6 8
43 81 Denver Community Schools Denver, Iowa 825 72% 6 3
44 83 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley, Iowa 809 72% 6 3
45 86 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 774 67% 6 3
46 89 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 745 71% 6 3
47 90 Interstate 35 Schools Truro, Iowa 732 68% 6 4
Teams Not Reported
Team / School City, State
Practice Team 5/6 Missouri Valley, Iowa
Practice Team 5/6 Aurora, Nebraska
Practice Team 5/6 Marrero, Louisiana
Practice Team 5/6 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Practice Team 5/6 Dike, Iowa
Practice Team 5/6 Elk Horn, Iowa
Practice Team 5/6 Belleville, Wisconsin
Practice Team 5/6 Rockwell City, Iowa
Practice Team 5/6 Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Practice Team 5/6 Sibley, Iowa
Practice Team 5/6 Liberty Center, Iowa
Practice Team 5/6 Truro, Iowa
Practice Team 5/6 Cincinnati, Ohio
Oakhill Day School #5 Gladstone, Missouri
New Richmond Schools #2 New Richmond, Wisconsin
New Richmond Schools #3 New Richmond, Wisconsin
New Richmond Schools #4 New Richmond, Wisconsin
Middlesex Middle School #5 Darien, Connecticut
Immaculate Conception #4 Marrero, Louisiana
Immaculate Conception #5 Marrero, Louisiana
Summitview Elementary Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Waynesboro Area Middle School Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
All Saints School #4 Cincinnati, Ohio
Hawk Eye Elementary #1 Red Springs, North Carolina
South Central Calhoun Middle School #2 Rockwell City, Iowa
Southeast Warren Jr/Sr High School #4 Liberty Center, Iowa
Mary Welsh Elementary Williamsburg, Iowa
Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School #7 Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
CE. McCall Middle School #3 Montoursville, Pennsylvania
Mount Nittany Middle School #5 State College, Pennsylvania
Larson Middle School #6 Troy, Michigan
Andover Middle School #4 Andover, Kansas
Park Forest Middle School #2 State College, Pennsylvania
EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS #5 Elk Horn, Iowa
Mountain View Middle School #3 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Mountain View Middle School #5 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Meadowlark Elementary Wichita, Kansas
South Hamilton Elementary School #2 Jewell, Iowa
South Hamilton Elementary School #3 Jewell, Iowa
Keller Homeschool #1 Keller, Texas