Franklin High School from LAUSD wins the top score: 4,725; 5 LAUSD schools in top 10.
from the Ventura County Star [edited] | http://bit.ly/XSjMOf
March 17, 2013 :: SACRAMENTO — The California Academic Decathlon Super Quiz took place on Saturday – followed by an evening of suspense, with several questions contested by coaches at the last minute.
“We always get some challenges, but this is abnormally high,” said Thomas Vincent, president of the board of directors at the California Academic Decathlon, the nonprofit that organizes the Super Quiz. “It’s the nature of competition.”
After the challenges, the results were finally released after 11:30 p.m.
The quiz is only one part of the California Academic Decathlon — a competition that includes interviews, speeches and tests — that took place Saturday.More than 500 students hailing from 61 schools across California were represented at Saturday’s event. The awards ceremony will take place this morning.
One winner will be selected to go on to the national competition in Minnesota.
“The heart of the decathlon is that all students, regardless of their GPA, can come together to be lifelong learners,” said Ken Scarberry, executive director of the California Academic Decathlon.
The competition doesn’t require a minimum grade-point average, but team members are grouped together based on their GPAs.
.The top score, 4,725, went to Franklin High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
After the challenges, the results followed the quiz by hours.
“I contested one of the questions myself,” Ventura County Westlake High Joe Nigro said. “Some of them were very poorly worded.”
The quiz was only one part of the competition, and the winning team will be determined by results from other competitions as well as the quiz. Those results will be announced today.
Here are the Super Quiz results (maximum score is 5,400 points), with each school's county or district in parentheses:
- Franklin (LAUSD) 4,725.00
- El Camino Real Charter (LAUSD) 4,575.00
- Granada Hills Charter (LAUSD) 4,575.00
- Marshall (LAUSD) 4,500.00
- Chaffey (San Bernardino) 4,500.00
- Olympian (San Diego) 4,500.00
- Beverly Hills (Los Angeles) 4,425.00
- University (Fresno) 4,125.00
- Edison (Fresno) 3,975.00
- Bell (LAUSD) 3,900.00
- Stockdale (Kern) 3,600.00
- Garfield (LAUSD) 3,600.00
- West (Los Angeles) 3,600.00
- Valencia (Orange) 3,525.00
- Westminster (Orange) 3,525.00
- Burbank (Los Angeles) 3,450.00
- Edgewood (Los Angeles) 3,450.00
- Vanden (Solano) 3,450.00
- Casa Grande (Sonoma) 3,450.00
- Oakdale (Stanislaus) 3,450.00
- Hamilton (LAUSD) 3,300.00
- Arroyo Valley (San Bernardino) 3,225.00
- Campolindo (Contra Costa) 3,150.00
- Narbonne (LAUSD) 3,150.00
- Mark Keppel (Los Angeles) 3,150.00
- Westlake (Ventura) 3,150.00
- West Valley (Riverside) 3,075.00
- Bella Vista (Sacramento) 3,075.00
- Redlands (San Bernardino) 3,075.00
- St. Helena (Napa) 3,000.00
- Troy (Orange) 3,000.00
- Bishop Alemany (SoCalPrivate) 3,000.00
- Francis Polytechnic (LAUSD) 2,925.00
- Redondo Union (Los Angeles) 2,925.00
- Woodbridge (Orange) 2,925.00
- Elsinore (Riverside) 2,925.00
- Redlands East Valley (San Bernardino) 2,925.00
- St. Monica Catholic (SoCalPrivate) 2,925.00
- Folsom (Sacramento) 2,850.00
- El Rancho (Los Angeles) 2,775.00
- Hemet (Riverside) 2,775.00
- South (Los Angeles) 2,700.00
- Kelseyville (Lake) 2,625.00
- Rancho Cucamonga (San Bernardino) 2,625.00
- Tracy (San Joaquin) 2,550.00
- Summerville (Tuolumne) 2,550.00
- Marysville (Yuba) 2,550.00
- Central Union (Imperial) 2,475.00
- Ponderosa (El Dorado) 2,400.00
- Lemoore Middle College (Kings) 2,325.00
- North Hollywood (LAUSD) 2,250.00
- Davis Sr. (Yolo) 2,250.00
- Bret Harte (Calaveras) 2,175.00
- Harmony Magnet Academy (Tulare) 2,175.00
- Dublin (Alameda) 2,100.00
- Pleasant Valley (Butte) 2,025.00
- Yosemite (Madera) 2,025.00
- Merced (Merced) 2,025.00
- Wm. Finch Charter (Glenn) 1,800.00
- Gilroy Early College Academy (Santa Clara) 1,800.00
- Roseville (Placer) 1,200.00