Contest Results

America Answers: Grades 7 & 8

America Answers Fall 2021 is over! The contest went so well this year and the scores are great. One hundred fifty teams from twenty states took part this year. We had 54 seventh grade teams sign up and 96 eighth grade teams. Based on the number of takers, we will be awarding three trophies in 7th grade and four trophies in the 8th grade pool.

In 7th grade, the top team was from Downingtown Middle School in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with a terrific 1273. Middlesex Middle School in Darien Connecticut is our second-place winner with a super 1232 score. The third-place trophy and ribbons will be sent to Lesher Middle School in Ft. Collins, Colorado with a super score of 1221.

Top honors for 8th grade go to the outstanding team from Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania with a contest high score of 1356. Lesher Middle School in Ft. Collins, Colorado will receive the second-place trophy in 8th grade for their also awesome score of 1338. Middlesex Middle School in Darien, Connecticut with their 1300 barrier breaker score of 1334 score, is our third-place winner. The home for the fourth-place trophy and ribbons in 8th grade Park Forest Middle School in State College, Pennsylvania for their super 1281.

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 for one.


7th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 5 Downingtown M. S. Downingtown Pennsylvania 1273 96% 7 7
2 11 Middlesex Middle School Darien Connecticut 1232 92% 7 18
3 13 Lesher Middle School Ft. Collins Colorado 1221 94% 7 5
4 18 Waynesboro Middle School Waynesboro Pennsylvania 1190 91% 7 10
5 19 Elkhorn Ridge Middle School Omaha Nebraska 1184 86% 7 15
6 20 Pearland Junior High West Pearland Texas 1183 90% 7 6
7 22 Valley Middle School Oakland New Jersey 1176 89% 7 7
8 26 Warren Middle School Warren New Jersey 1168 88% 7 12
9 36 Willis Junior High Chandler Arizona 1145 87% 7 31
10 39 Andover Middle School Andover Kansas 1131 93% 7 2
11 41 Eagle View Middle School Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 1127 88% 7 12
12 44 Gretna Middle School Gretna Nebraska 1119 92% 7 5
13 47 7th Grade WINGS (S. Boone) Ashland Missouri 1115 87% 7 10
14 51 St Hugo of the Hills (7th) Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1106 87% 7 16
15 56 Shenandoah CSD Shenandoah Iowa 1094 90% 7 9
16 59 Chamblee Middle School Chamblee Georgia 1088 92% 7 9
17 63 Mountain View Middle School Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 1076 89% 7 6
18 69 Sandy Creek Middle School Fairfield Nebraska 1054 87% 7 7
19 70 Mountain View Middle School Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 1051 86% 7 10
20 75 Skyview Middle Oakdale Minnesota 1041 82% 7 5
21 76 Baker Middle School Troy Michigan 1039 82% 7 18
22 77 Oakhill Day School Gladstone Missouri 1035 85% 7 6
23 78 Hamilton Southeastern Junior High Fishers Indiana 1035 83% 7 10
24 82 Willis Junior High Chandler Arizona 1019 81% 7 16
25 84 Kiewit Middle School Omaha Nebraska 1015 79% 7 8
26 85 Pearland Junior High West Pearland Texas 1014 83% 7 4
27 87 Hammond Creek Middle School Dalton Georgia 1011 85% 7 6
28 88 Eagle View Middle School Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 1010 82% 7 18
29 90 Coldwater Middle School Coldwater Ohio 1007 82% 7 6
30 95 St Francis Xavier La Grange Illinois 994 85% 7 14
31 97 Fishers Junior High Fishers Indiana 990 80% 7 11
32 98 Holy Spirit Catholic School Overland Park Kansas 986 82% 7 7
33 99 Holy Family Catholic School Rockford Illinois 986 79% 7 3
34 100 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island Nebraska 986 76% 7 3
35 102 Urbandale Middle School Urbandale Iowa 977 81% 7 6
36 105 Gretna Aspen Creek Middle School Omaha Nebraska 970 78% 7 5
37 109 Tioga Middle School Tioga Center New York 963 79% 7 4
38 110 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge Iowa 943 85% 7 8
39 112 Sumner-Frederricksburg Schools Fredericksburg Iowa 938 77% 7 8
40 113 Valley Middle School Apple Valley Minnesota 935 83% 7 9
41 114 North Butler Elementary Green Iowa 934 83% 7 5
42 116 Colfax-Mingo CSD Colfax Iowa 931 80% 7 5
43 117 CLARION-GOLDFIELD-DOWS CLARION Iowa 925 79% 7 8
44 120 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley Iowa 907 80% 7 3
45 121 Wrightstown Middle School Wrightstown Wisconsin 900 79% 7 10
46 132 Missouri Valley Community Schools Missouri Valley Iowa 853 74% 7 11
47 133 Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School Elkhart Lake Wisconsin 853 68% 7 4
48 135 Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Middle School Coleridge Nebraska 834 72% 7 4
49 137 Mildred Junior High i Corsicona Texas 818 72% 7 6
50 138 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island Nebraska 812 73% 7 2
51 139 EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS Elk Horn Iowa 809 78% 7 2
52 140 DuBois Area Middle School DuBois Pennsylvania 796 76% 7 7
53 141 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island Nebraska 769 66% 7 5
54 142 Mildred Junior High h Corsicona Texas 701 73% 7 6
55 143 LT Ball Intermediate School Tipp City Ohio 514 54% 7 3
56 144 South Hamilton Schools Jewell Iowa 328 98% 7 23
8th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 1 Charles F. Patton Middle School Kennett Square Pennsylvania 1356 96% 8 24
2 2 Lesher Middle School Ft. Collins Colorado 1338 100% 8 12
3 3 Middlesex Middle School Darien Connecticut 1334 98% 8 21
4 4 Park Forest Middle School State College Pennsylvania 1281 97% 8 19
5 6 Downingtown M. S. Downingtown Pennsylvania 1272 92% 8 10
6 7 Woodrow Wilson MS Edison New Jersey 1260 96% 8 14
7 8 Eagle View Middle School Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 1257 94% 8 12
8 9 Willis Junior High Chandler Arizona 1253 94% 8 33
9 10 Mount Nittany Middle School State College Pennsylvania 1232 94% 8 10
10 12 Delta Middle School State College Pennsylvania 1230 97% 8 10
11 14 Gretna Middle School Gretna Nebraska 1218 94% 8 5
12 15 Lee Burneson Middle School Westlake Ohio 1214 92% 8 3
13 16 Warren Middle School Warren New Jersey 1201 91% 8 14
14 17 Andover Middle School Andover Kansas 1195 93% 8 20
15 21 Logan-Magnolia Comm. Schools Logan Iowa 1179 90% 8 11
16 23 Holdrege Middle School Holdrege Nebraska 1173 94% 8 9
17 24 Willis Junior High Chandler Arizona 1173 90% 8 32
18 25 Brielle School Brielle New Jersey 1168 94% 8 12
19 27 Mount Vernon Middle School Mt. Vernon Iowa 1164 91% 8 33
20 28 Chamblee Middle School Chamblee Georgia 1163 89% 8 8
21 29 Riverside Junior High Fishers Indiana 1160 90% 8 12
22 30 Lewis School Valparaiso Florida 1158 91% 8 10
23 31 Galloway Township Middle School Galloway New Jersey 1157 92% 8 9
24 32 Leonia Middle School/ High School Leonia New Jersey 1156 87% 8 23
25 33 Fall Creek Junior High School Fishers Indiana 1151 87% 8 10
26 34 Bridgeport Public School Bridgeport Nebraska 1151 86% 8 18
27 35 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge Iowa 1150 93% 8 9
28 37 Williamsburg Schools Williamsburg Iowa 1143 91% 8 19
29 38 8th Grade WINGS (S. Boone) Ashland Missouri 1135 92% 8 4
30 40 Wm. H. Crocker Middle School Hillsborough California 1129 84% 8 7
31 42 Mission Middle School Bellevue Nebraska 1123 91% 8 18
32 43 Waynesboro Middle School Waynesboro Pennsylvania 1121 91% 8 8
33 45 Clear Water Fundamental M.S. Clearwater Florida 1119 85% 8 11
34 46 Mountain View Middle School Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 1117 86% 8 13
35 48 Tomahawk Middle School Tomahawk Wisconsin 1110 88% 8 11
36 49 Elkhorn Ridge Middle School Omaha Nebraska 1109 90% 8 15
37 50 Valley Middle School Apple Valley Minnesota 1106 91% 8 8
38 52 Gretna Aspen Creek Middle School Omaha Nebraska 1103 85% 8 5
39 53 Mountain View Middle School Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania 1098 90% 8 11
40 54 Hampton-Dumont Middle School Hampton Iowa 1098 85% 8 20
41 55 Pearland Junior High West Pearland Texas 1096 88% 8 1
42 56 George White M. S. Hillsdale New Jersey 1094 90% 8 6
43 57 Central Columbia Middle School Bloomsburg Pennsylvania 1094 84% 8 5
44 58 John Muir Middle School Wausau Wisconsin 1089 90% 8 8
45 60 Larson Middle School Troy Michigan 1086 88% 8 4
46 61 Krueger Middle School Michigan City Indiana 1083 90% 8 20
47 62 Holy Family Catholic School Rockford Illinois 1077 86% 8 5
48 64 Valley Middle School Oakland New Jersey 1075 91% 8 3
49 65 Kiewit Middle School Omaha Nebraska 1063 87% 8 8
50 66 St Francis Xavier La Grange Illinois 1062 83% 8 8
51 67 Wrightstown Middle School Wrightstown Wisconsin 1060 85% 8 11
52 68 Hartland Middle School Hartland Michigan 1056 83% 8 10
53 71 Holy Spirit Catholic School Overland Park Kansas 1048 84% 8 10
54 72 Ellicottville Central CDS Ellicottville New York 1047 88% 8 6
55 73 Beaver Falls Middle School Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 1046 85% 8 9
56 74 Tioga Middle School Tioga Center New York 1045 81% 8 1
57 79 St. Marys Middle School St. Marys Ohio 1035 82% 8 6
58 80 St. Hugo of the Hills (8th) Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1030 86% 8 10
59 81 Southeast Warren Jr. High School Liberty Center Iowa 1025 81% 8 3
60 83 AKRON-WESTFIELD SCHOOL AKRON Iowa 1018 86% 8 7
61 86 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island Nebraska 1013 81% 8 4
62 89 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley Iowa 1010 81% 8 3
63 91 Midd-West High School Middleburg Pennsylvania 1004 81% 8 7
64 92 DuBois Area Middle School DuBois Pennsylvania 1001 82% 8 7
65 93 Eisenhower Middle School Succasunna New Jersey 1000 79% 8 11
66 94 Union Middle School Dysart Iowa 998 84% 8 6
67 96 Shenandoah CSD Shenandoah Iowa 990 83% 8 9
68 101 Carlisle Middle School Carlisle Iowa 983 79% 8 1
69 103 West Lyon School Inwood Iowa 974 81% 8 10
70 104 Rocky Bayou Christian School Niceville Florida 972 83% 8 6
71 106 North Iowa Community School Buffalo Center Iowa 969 84% 8 11
72 107 Montezuma Junior High Montezuma Iowa 965 80% 8 3
73 108 Colfax-Mingo CSD Colfax Iowa 964 85% 8 6
74 111 Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School Elkhart Lake Wisconsin 940 77% 8 4
75 115 Riverside Public School Spalding Nebraska 933 85% 8 15
76 118 Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Middle School Coleridge Nebraska 918 83% 8 10
77 119 Union Middle School Dysart Iowa 916 80% 8 10
78 122 Paton Churdan CSD Churdan Iowa 896 80% 8 7
79 123 Pearland Junior High West Pearland Texas 893 75% 8 4
80 124 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island Nebraska 884 74% 8 4
81 125 Boyceville Middle School Boyceville Wisconsin 883 72% 8 10
82 126 North Pocono Intermediate Moscow Pennsylvania 879 76% 8 4
83 127 Oakhill Day School Gladstone Missouri 879 75% 8 1
84 128 Newell-Fonda CSD Newell Iowa 873 81% 8 7
85 129 South Sioux City Middle School South Sioux City Nebraska 868 74% 8
86 130 CLARION-GOLDFIELD-DOWS CLARION Iowa 867 75% 8 6
87 131 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island Nebraska 857 76% 8 5
88 134 Southeast Warren Jr. High School Liberty Center Iowa 841 70% 8 5
89 136 Mildred Junior High j Corsicona Texas 832 73% 8 3
Teams Not Reported
Team / School City, State
Mildred Junior High k Corsicona, Texas
Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools #4 Sibley, Iowa
Eisenhower Middle School #3 Succasunna, New Jersey
Charles F. Patton Middle School #4 Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Riverside Junior High School #2 Fishers, Indiana
EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS #5 Elk Horn, Iowa
Sandy Creek Middle School #5 Fairfield, Nebraska
CE. McCall Middle School #4 Montoursville, Pennsylvania