Contest Results

America Answers: Grades 5 & 6

America Answers Fall 2021 is over! The contest went so well this year and the scores are great. One hundred fifty-seven teams from eighteen states took part this year. We had 73 fifth grade teams sign up and 84 sixth grade teams. Based on the number of takers, we will be awarding three trophies in 5th grade and four trophies in the 6th grade pool.

In 5th grade, the top team was from Riverside Elementary School in Crestview, Florida with an awesome 1201. Holy Name of Jesus School in Wayzata, Minnesota is our second-place winner with a super 1179 score. The third-place trophy and ribbons will be sent to Waynesboro Area Schools in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania with a very close score of 1178.

Top honors for 6th grade go to the outstanding team from Lesher Middle School in Ft. Collins, Colorado with a contest high score of 1238 and a 98% correct. Valley Middle School in Oakland, New Jersey will receive the second-place trophy in 6th grade for their also superb 1238 but the tie breaker goes to highest percent and they had 94%. Park Forest Middle School in State College, Pennsylvania with their great 1228 score, is our third-place winner. The home for the fourth-place trophy and ribbons in 6th grade is Chadron Middle School in Chadron, Nebraska for their super 1214.

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 consider the speed of the answer or if it was a second time right answer.

For those of you who took this America Answers fall contest, it will be available as an online as a 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 in the America Answers spring contest in April. We appreciate any good references you give us and thanks to those who hung in with us through the covid challenge

If you are not signed up for our April contest and want an entry form, check our website in for one.


5th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 7 Riverside Elementary School Crestview Florida 1201 93% 5 13
2 10 Holy Name of Jesus School Wayzata Minnesota 1179 93% 5 28
3 11 Waynesboro Area Schools Waynesboro Pennsylvania 1178 95% 5 6
4 12 Sumner-Frederricksburg Schools Fredericksburg Iowa 1175 93% 5 8
5 15 Dixie Bee Elementary Terre Haute Indiana 1164 92% 5 23
6 16 Coopertown Elementary School Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania 1163 92% 5 18
7 17 Wheatland Elementary (Wichita) Andover Kansas 1156 91% 5 9
8 18 Lincoln Elementary Spencer Iowa 1147 89% 5 7
9 20 Edge Elementary School Niceville Florida 1143 95% 5 12
10 23 Lynnewood Elementary Havertown Pennsylvania 1137 90% 5 15
11 24 Cottonwood Elementry (Andover) Andover Kansas 1137 88% 5 8
12 30 Hillcrest Elementary Antioch Illinois 1111 92% 5 7
13 33 Bluewater Elementary Niceville Florida 1106 89% 5 16
14 36 Colfax-Mingo CSD Colfax Iowa 1097 95% 5 8
15 41 Dallas Center Grimes -Team Green Dallas Center Iowa 1089 88% 5 1
16 42 5th Grade WINGS (S. Boone) Ashland Missouri 1087 86% 5 7
17 44 Prairie View Elementary Homen Wisconsin 1084 89% 5 15
18 46 Sunflower Elementary (Andover) Andover Kansas 1072 87% 5 9
19 51 Benjamin Franklin Elementary Vincennes Indiana 1054 86% 5 5
20 54 James E. Plew Elementary Niceville Florida 1051 92% 5 15
21 57 Providence Spring Elementary Charlotte North Carolina 1043 85% 5 11
22 61 Antioch Elementary Crestview Florida 1030 83% 5 13
23 64 Evergreen Elementary Homen Wisconsin 1026 89% 5 9
24 65 Rogers Middle School Pearland Texas 1022 82% 5 14
25 67 Shenandoah CSD Shenandoah Iowa 1017 88% 5 11
26 73 W.C. Petty Elementary Antioch Illinois 1002 87% 5 7
27 74 Aurora Elementary Aurora Nebraska 1000 86% 5 8
28 75 Bondurant-Farrar Middle School Bondurant Iowa 994 89% 5 10
29 76 Robert Martin Elementary (Wichita) Wichita Kansas 992 82% 5 11
30 77 Oakland Elementary Lake Villa Illinois 980 85% 5 5
31 78 Prairie Creek Elementary (Andover) Wichita Kansas 980 83% 5 7
32 80 Viking Elementary Holmen Wisconsin 976 84% 5 12
33 81 Holy Name of Jesus School Wayzata Minnesota 974 82% 5 28
34 82 North Pocono Intermediate Moscow Pennsylvania 972 79% 5
35 83 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley Iowa 969 76% 5 3
36 84 St. Hugo of the Hills (5th) Bloomfield Hills Michigan 968 82% 5 12
37 86 United Community Schools Boone Iowa 967 85% 5 4
38 89 Chadron Middle School Chadron Nebraska 960 84% 5 8
39 91 Mediapolis Schools Mediapolis Iowa 954 84% 5 16
40 95 Meadowlark Elem. (Wichita) Wichita Kansas 941 87% 5 9
41 97 Providence Spring Elementary Charlotte North Carolina 939 80% 5 10
42 99 Sand Lake Elementary Holmen Wisconsin 938 78% 5 5
43 105 Hartselle Intermediate School Hartselle Alabama 914 82% 5 10
44 107 Shoemaker Elementary Grand Island Nebraska 904 76% 5 9
45 108 Pioneer Elementary School Green Bay Wisconsin 900 78% 5
46 110 Union Middle School Dysart Iowa 896 82% 5 5
47 111 Valley View Ashwaubenon Wisconsin 895 82% 5 11
48 112 Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School Elkhart Lake Wisconsin 888 74% 5 4
49 113 Hartselle Intermediate School Hartselle Alabama 887 80% 5 10
50 114 North Miami Elementary Denver Indiana 885 77% 5 6
51 115 CLARION-GOLDFIELD-DOWS CLARION Iowa 875 75% 5 9
52 117 Dallas Center Grimes- Team Gray Dallas Center Iowa 874 75% 5 8
53 118 Winterset Middle School Winterset Iowa 866 69% 5 3
54 119 Rice Lake Middle School Rice Lake Wisconsin 864 78% 5 5
55 120 Dike-New Hartford Elementary Dike Iowa 856 78% 5 5
56 121 St. Thomas Aquinas School Webster City Iowa 849 77% 5 8
57 122 Beaver Falls Middle School Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 839 75% 5 4
58 124 New Richmond Schools New Richmond Wisconsin 824 79% 5 4
59 127 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley Iowa 813 57% 5 3
60 128 Shoemaker Elementary Grand Island Nebraska 811 75% 5 8
61 129 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley Iowa 808 59% 5 4
62 130 Fennimore Elementary School Fennimore Wisconsin 803 71% 5 4
63 131 Wrightstown Middle School Wrightstown Wisconsin 787 73% 5 1
64 132 Eisenhower Elementary Norton Kansas 787 71% 5 1
65 133 Mildred Ementary School w Corsicona Texas 772 72% 5 7
66 134 Valley View Ashwaubenon Wisconsin 771 71% 5
67 135 New Richmond Schools New Richmond Wisconsin 748 67% 5 3
68 137 Mildred Ementary School x Corsicona Texas 739 68% 5 7
69 138 Union Middle School Dysart Iowa 731 66% 5 3
70 140 Winterset Middle School Winterset Iowa 616 50% 5 4
71 141 Winterset Middle School Winterset Iowa 527 47% 5 3
6th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 1 Lesher Middle School Ft. Collins Colorado 1238 98% 6 10
2 2 Valley Middle School Oakland New Jersey 1238 94% 6 5
3 3 Park Forest Middle School State College Pennsylvania 1228 96% 6 7
4 4 Chadron Middle School Chadron Nebraska 1223 92% 6 7
5 5 Middlesex Middle School Darien Connecticut 1221 94% 6 15
6 6 St Hugo of the Hills (6th) Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1210 93% 6 12
6 6 Midd-West Middle School Middleburg Pennsylvania 1210 93% 6 23
7 7 Gretna Aspen Creek Middle School Omaha Nebraska 1201 93% 6 5
8 8 Middlesex Middle School Darien Connecticut 1195 91% 6 15
9 9 MonticelloTrails Middle School Shawnee Kansas 1189 96% 6 11
10 13 Gretna Middle School Gretna Nebraska 1175 91% 6 5
11 14 Andover Middle School Andover Kansas 1172 94% 6 24
12 16 Mount Vernon Middle School Mt. Vernon Iowa 1163 92% 6 20
13 19 Delta Middle School State College Pennsylvania 1145 93% 6 8
14 21 Holdrege Middle School Holdrege Nebraska 1143 94% 6 9
15 22 Central Columbia Middle School Bloomsburg Pennsylvania 1139 90% 6 9
16 25 Valley Middle School Apple Valley Minnesota 1127 91% 6 8
17 26 Charles F. Patton Middle School Kennett Square Pennsylvania 1122 86% 6 6
18 27 Rogers Middle School Pearland Texas 1121 93% 6 11
19 28 Colfax-Mingo CSD Colfax Iowa 1119 95% 6 13
20 29 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge Iowa 1113 89% 6 1
21 31 Sullivan Middle School Sullivan Indiana 1111 87% 6 15
22 32 Dallas Center Grimes -Team Red Dallas Center Iowa 1109 86% 6 10
23 34 Shenandoah CSD Shenandoah Iowa 1099 89% 6 7
24 35 Wrightstown Middle School Wrightstown Wisconsin 1098 90% 6 9
25 37 Valley Middle School Apple Valley Minnesota 1095 90% 6 7
26 38 Silver Lake Elementary School Bladen Nebraska 1094 88% 6 8
27 39 CE. McCall Middle School Montoursville Pennsylvania 1091 92% 6 10
28 40 Hampton-Dumont Middle School Hampton Iowa 1090 90% 6 19
29 43 Warren Middle School Warren New Jersey 1084 90% 6 15
30 45 Holy Family Catholic School Rockford Illinois 1082 89% 6 4
31 47 Sutherland Elementary School Sutherland Nebraska 1069 89% 6 11
32 48 Mountain View Middle School Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 1067 88% 6 13
33 49 Mary Welsh Elementary Williamsburg Iowa 1067 87% 6 15
34 50 Elkhorn Ridge Middle School Omaha Nebraska 1057 79% 6 15
35 52 Waynesboro Area Schools Waynesboro Pennsylvania 1053 87% 6 5
36 53 Larson Middle School Troy Michigan 1052 83% 6 7
37 55 Clearwater Fundamental Middle School Clearwater Florida 1049 87% 6 4
38 56 Kiewit Middle School Omaha Nebraska 1047 85% 6 8
39 58 BEDFORD SCHOOLS BEDFORD Iowa 1040 86% 6 8
40 59 Sandy Creek Middle School Fairfield Nebraska 1032 85% 6
41 60 Edgerton Middle School Edgerton Wisconsin 1030 84% 6 6
42 62 Missouri Valley Community Schools Missouri Valley Iowa 1028 87% 6 12
43 63 Dallas Center Grimes-Team Blue Dallas Center Iowa 1027 85% 6 9
44 66 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island Nebraska 1018 82% 6 5
45 67 Union Middle School Dysart Iowa 1017 88% 6 7
46 68 North Miami Elementary Denver Indiana 1009 86% 6 3
47 69 Oakhill Day School Gladstone Missouri 1008 83% 6 3
48 70 Brielle School Brielle New Jersey 1006 84% 6 4
49 71 Mediapolis Schools Mediapolis Iowa 1004 84% 6 18
50 72 Lewis School Valparaiso Florida 1002 91% 6 12
51 79 Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School Elkhart Lake Wisconsin 979 80% 6 4
52 85 Winterset Middle School Winterset Iowa 968 78% 6 4
53 87 St. Paul Public School ST Paul Nebraska 964 81% 6 8
54 88 Westwood CSD Sloan Iowa 964 78% 6 5
55 89 EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS Elk Horn Iowa 960 84% 6 6
56 90 Sumner-Frederricksburg Schools Fredericksburg Iowa 958 81% 6 9
57 92 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island Nebraska 949 80% 6 5
58 93 Newell-Fonda CSD Newell Iowa 949 78% 6 8
59 94 CLARION-GOLDFIELD-DOWS CLARION Iowa 948 85% 6 9
60 96 Skyview Middle Oakdale Minnesota 939 81% 6
61 98 St. Marys Middle School St. Marys Ohio 939 78% 6 4
62 100 Eisenhower Elementary Norton Kansas 935 85% 6 12
63 101 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island Nebraska 931 81% 6 3
64 102 Mildred Ementary School z Corsicona Texas 927 79% 6 7
65 103 Winterset Middle School Winterset Iowa 921 81% 6 4
66 104 6th Grade WINGS (S. Boone) Ashland Missouri 919 79% 6 3
67 106 North Butler Elementary Green Iowa 910 78% 6 5
68 109 Rice Lake Middle School Rice Lake Wisconsin 898 81% 6 4
69 116 Beaver Falls Middle School Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 874 78% 6 2
70 123 Stratford Elementary School Stratford Iowa 829 71% 6 5
71 125 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley Iowa 818 71% 6 3
72 126 Winterset Middle School Winterset Iowa 817 72% 6 4
73 136 St. Thomas Aquinas School Webster City Iowa 746 73% 6 7
74 139 Mildred Ementary School y Corsicona Texas 645 66% 6 7
Teams Not Reported
Team / School City, State
Wood River Elementary #3 Wood River, Nebraska
Wood River Elementary #4 Wood River, Nebraska
United Community Schools #4 Boone, Iowa
Dike-New Hartford Elementary #4 Dike, Iowa
Mount Nittany Middle School #3 State College, Pennsylvania
LT Ball Intermediate School #3 Tipp City, Ohio
New Richmond Schools #5 New Richmond, Wisconsin
Tomahawk Middle School #6 Tomahawk, Wisconsin
South Hamilton Schools #2 Jewell, Iowa