Results are in! Sixty-nine teams signed up for the 2016-17 IOWA THINKING CAP QUIZ BOWL so we are awarding 2 places in each grade level. Congratulations to all our takers! A trophy and individual ribbons will be sent after Thanksgiving to these teams.

Winning first place in the 7th grade pool is the team from Knoxville Middle School in Knoxville with their super 1126. Northwest Jr. High in Coralville will be the home of the 2nd place trophy for their nice 1120.

The top score of the day as well as the top 8th grade score, a fantastic 1230, was earned by the team from Colfax-Mingo CSD in Colfax. Northwest Jr. High in Coralville will be receiving the second place trophy and ribbons for their great 1226.

If you and your students enjoyed this contest, we’d love to have you participate in our spring nationwide internet contest called America Answers. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can find information and an entry form on our website. This contest has a 2 week period of time to complete so it should accommodate your busy spring schedules. The dates next spring are April 10 – April 21. Thank you so much for your participation and we look forward to having you again this spring or next fall.


7th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 5 Knoxville Middle School Knoxville, Iowa 1126 86% 7 5
2 7 Northwest Jr. High Coralville, Iowa 1120 89% 7 10
3 12 Bettendorf Middle School #6 Bettendorf, Iowa 1062 87% 7 6
4 14 Bettendorf Middle School #5 Bettendorf, Iowa 1049 86% 7 7
5 15 Hampton-Dumont Middle School Hampton, Iowa 1044 88% 7 1
6 16 COLFAX-MINGO CSD COLFAX, Iowa 1043 86% 7 5
7 19 Mediapolis Schools Mediapolis, Iowa 1040 82% 7 9
8 21 Bettendorf Middle School #9 Bettendorf, Iowa 1034 84% 7 6
9 23 Sacred Heart School West Des Moines , Iowa 1026 84% 7 10
10 26 Lisbon Lisbon, Iowa 1010 82% 7 5
11 29 Bettendorf Middle School #8 Bettendorf, Iowa 1003 86% 7 7
12 31 MT PLEASANT MIDDLE SCHOOL MT PLEASANT, Iowa 1002 86% 7 14
13 33 WEST MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CENTER, Iowa 997 86% 7 8
14 36 Waukon Middle School Waukon, Iowa 973 82% 7 5
15 38 Audubon Community School Audubon, Iowa 967 78% 7 4
16 39 West Branch Middle School West Branch, Iowa 966 85% 7 9
17 40 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 964 82% 7 11
18 42 Bettendorf Middle School #7 Bettendorf, Iowa 959 81% 7 6
19 43 Regina School Iowa City, Iowa 959 79% 7 3
20 45 Boone Middle School Boone, Iowa 930 78% 7 12
21 46 Woodbury-Central Moville, Iowa 928 78% 7 3
22 48 Lawton-Bronson CSD Lawton, Iowa 921 79% 7 8
23 52 Iowa Valley Community Schools Marengo, Iowa 901 78% 7 3
24 53 CLARINDA MIDDLE SCHOOL CLARINDA, Iowa 900 75% 7 8
25 54 MISSOURI VALLEY COMM SCHOOLS MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa 889 83% 7 14
26 57 Murray Community Schools Murray, Iowa 878 77% 7 8
27 59 Carlisle MIddle School Carlisle, Iowa 869 71% 7 11
28 60 Sioux Center Middle School Sioux Center, Iowa 856 78% 7 5
29 61 Diagonal Community School Diagonal, Iowa 845 76% 7 3
30 63 HARTLEY-MELVIN-SANBORN MIDDLE SCHOOL SANBORN, Iowa 800 69% 7 5
8th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 1 COLFAX-MINGO CSD COLFAX, Iowa 1230 93% 8 8
2 2 Northwest Jr. High Coralville, Iowa 1226 94% 8 11
3 3 Southview Middle School Ankeny, Iowa 1226 92% 8 17
4 4 Regina School Iowa City, Iowa 1135 89% 8 8
5 6 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 1125 91% 8 16
6 8 Mount Vernon CSD Mount Vernon, Iowa 1120 88% 8 26
7 9 Clay Central / Everly Royal, Iowa 1101 89% 8 12
8 10 Sacred Heart School West Des Moines , Iowa 1099 87% 8 14
9 11 Waukon Middle School Waukon, Iowa 1082 90% 8 1
10 13 Bettendorf Middle School #2 Bettendorf, Iowa 1053 89% 8 8
11 17 Hampton-Dumont Middle School Hampton, Iowa 1042 91% 8 14
12 18 MT PLEASANT MIDDLE SCHOOL MT PLEASANT, Iowa 1041 86% 8 9
13 20 Central Community School Elkader, Iowa 1036 87% 8 9
14 22 Williamsburg Junior High Williamsburg, Iowa 1031 82% 8 13
15 24 Bettendorf Middle School #4 Bettendorf, Iowa 1026 82% 8 6
16 25 Knoxville Middle School Knoxville, Iowa 1024 85% 8 7
17 27 West Lyon School Inwood, Iowa 1009 84% 8 12
18 28 West Branch Middle School West Branch, Iowa 1007 82% 8 9
19 30 Boone Middle School Boone, Iowa 1003 81% 8 9
20 32 WEST MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CENTER, Iowa 1002 83% 8 7
21 34 Bettendorf Middle School #10 Bettendorf, Iowa 991 84% 8 9
22 35 AKRON-WESTFIELD SCHOOL AKRON, Iowa 981 81% 8 7
23 37 Audubon Community School Audubon, Iowa 970 78% 8 4
24 41 Mediapolis Schools Mediapolis, Iowa 962 84% 8 8
25 44 HARTLEY-MELVIN-SANBORN MIDDLE SCHOOL SANBORN, Iowa 951 80% 8 2
26 47 CLARINDA MIDDLE SCHOOL CLARINDA, Iowa 927 77% 8 6
27 49 Stanton Community Schools Stanton, Iowa 920 82% 8 6
28 50 Sioux Center Middle School Sioux Center, Iowa 910 77% 8 6
28 50 Bettendorf Middle School #3 Bettendorf, Iowa 910 77% 8 5
29 51 Audubon Community School Audubon, Iowa 909 79% 8 3
30 55 WEST BEND-MALLARD SCHOOL WEST BEND, Iowa 886 76% 8 6
31 56 Carlisle MIddle School Carlisle, Iowa 882 75% 8 5
32 58 EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS EXIRA, Iowa 876 78% 8 9
33 62 Audubon Community School Audubon, Iowa 842 72% 8 4
34 64 Rockford Middle School Rockford, Iowa 799 73% 8 15
35 65 Schleswig Community Schools Schleswig, Iowa 752 67% 8 1
36 66 Woodbury-Central Moville, Iowa 702 64% 8 3
Teams Not Reported
Team / School City, State
Roland-Story Middle School #5 Roland, Iowa
Roland-Story Middle School #6 Roland, Iowa