J.C. Booth Middle School
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|Member of SO since||1991|
|Best finish, regionals||1st, 1991-2001, 2003-2013|
|Best finish, state||1st, 1992-2001, 2003-2014|
|Best finish, nationals||1st, 1996-2001, 2003-2004, 2006|
J.C. Booth Middle School is a very successful school which competes in the Division B in Georgia. They are the most successful team in the state, and lay claim to nine national titles, making them one of the most competitive schools in the entire nation. The school used to hold an invitational every year, and also attends the Solon Middle School invitational annually. Despite their perennial attendance at nationals, McIntosh High School (which J.C Booth feeds into) has not been as successful as of late. In 2015 they discontinued their team, but reformed it for 2016.
Booth has won the Nationals title a record nine times in 1996-2001, 2003-2004, and 2006. Since 1992, Booth has attended every national tournament. Furthermore, Booth has amassed a record 21 state titles, losing only once in 2002 to county rival Rising Starr Middle School.
Prior to 2001, the old scoring system was in use at Nationals; higher scores were more desirable. The system changed multiple times, with the place that received one point for the team score becoming a lower place each time (for example, in 1993 1st place in an event got 10 points for the team, wile in 1994 the team would earn 25 points).
1: A scoring error was discovered after the 2013 National Tournament. As a result, J.C. Booth Middle School was awarded 12th place instead of 15th along with Dodgen Middle School and no school was awarded 15th place.