California (North)

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California (North) At a Glance
Total teams 328
B Champion Winston Churchill Middle School
C Champion Mira Loma High School
States location California State University, Stanislaus
State website http://www.norcalscienceolympiad.com/


Northern California holds a separate competition from Southern California because of distance issues. It has a large amount of membership compared to other states. There are 7 regions in Northern California all with about 30 teams per division. All regions hold both B and C competitions.

History

A small bit of history but certainly not all of it.

B Division

There have been quite a few close NorCal finals competitions over the years, some decided by just a point or 2. The over 30 years of Sci Oly history in NorCal have been dominated by 2 schools, Churchill and Arden. Together, these 2 schools account for most of the NorCal 1st place finishes. Interestingly, these 2 schools are both in Sacramento, both in the San Juan School District and are located just a few miles from each other. Other schools that have won the NorCal title are Elkhorn from Lodi and Carnegie MS in Sacramento. John Barrett MS (also a San Juan USD school) has consistently been in the top 5 or so places for many years prior to 2011. In recent years, the number of competing teams at the NorCal tournament grew from 16 in 2008 to 18 in 2009 to 24 in 2011, and a few San Francisco Bay Area schools from Fremont (Hopkins, Mission Valley) and Cupertino (Kennedy) have finished in the top 3 at NorCal finals. In the 2014 tournament, 4 out of 5 of the top 5 schools were from the San Francisco Bay Area.

C Division

Mira Loma High School has dominated the C Division in recent years but has started to feel some heat from Bay Area schools like Mission San Jose High School, Palo Alto High School and Henry Gunn High School. In 2013, Palo Alto managed to defeat Mira Loma by one point.

Past State Champions

This is a record of the past state champions and runners up, and their respective places at the national competition. Scores at the state competition shown in parentheses.

Year Division B Champion B Champ Nats Place Division B Runner-up Division C Champion C Champ Nats Place Division C Runner-up
1991 Winston Churchill Middle School (193)* Camerado Springs (150)* Rio Americano High School (186)* Elk Grove (151)*
1992 Winston Churchill Middle School (169)* Our Lady of Assumption (133)* Rio Americano High School (163)* Mira Loma High School (162)*
1993 Winston Churchill Middle School (103)* 4th Somerset (74)* Rio Americano High School (111)* 28th Mira Loma (100)*
1994 Winston Churchill Middle School (163)* 5th Computech Mira Loma High School (136)* 24th Rio Americano High School (128)*
1995 Winston Churchill Middle School 8th Rio Americano High School 14th
1996 Andrew Carnegie Middle School (170)* 35th Downey High School (169.5)* Davis High School (161.5)*
1997 Henderson School 28th Mira Loma High School (157)* 21st Grace Davis HS (142.5)*
1998 Henderson School 6th Grace Davis High School (166)* Mira Loma High School (161)*
1999 Elkhorn Middle School 6th Mira Loma High School (166)* 25th Rio Americano High School (165)*
2000 Andrew Carnegie Middle School 26th Tokay High School 20th
2001 Elkhorn Middle School 24th Tokay High School (166)* 15th Rio Americano High School (160)*
2002 Arden Middle School 19th Tokay High School (190)* 17th Rio Americano High School (186)*
2003 Arden Middle School 11th Mira Loma High School 13th
2004 Elkhorn Middle School 27th Tokay High School 32nd
2005 Arden Middle School 23rd Mira Loma High School (206)* 19th Rio Americano High School (174)*
2006 Arden Middle School 4th Elkhorn Middle School Mira Loma High School (208)* 6th Rio Americano High School (171)*
2007 Arden Middle School 8th Winston Churchill Middle School Mira Loma High School 12th Mission San Jose High School
2008 Arden Middle School 7th Winston Churchill Middle School Mira Loma High School 21st Palo Alto High School
2009 Arden Middle School 4th Winston Churchill Middle School Mira Loma High School 10th Bella Vista High School
2010 Arden Middle School 2nd Winston Churchill Middle School Mira Loma High School 9th Franklin High School
2011 Winston Churchill Middle School 8th Arden Middle School Mira Loma High School 10th Palo Alto High School
2012 Winston Churchill Middle School (80) 4th Elkhorn Middle School (103) Mira Loma High School (57) 10th Palo Alto High School (98)
2013 Winston Churchill Middle School (78) 5th John F. Kennedy Middle School (138) Palo Alto High School (93) 16th Mira Loma High School (94)
2014 Winston Churchill Middle School (40) 2nd William Hopkins Junior High (105) Mira Loma High School (57) 4th Palo Alto High School (99)
2015 Winston Churchill Middle School (69) 3rd Kennedy Middle School (103) Mira Loma High School (50) 2nd Palo Alto High School (87)
2016 Winston Churchill Middle School (91) 2nd Kennedy Middle School (106) Mira Loma High School (54) 1st Palo Alto High School (81)
2017 Winston Churchill Middle School (47) 2nd Kennedy Middle School (79) Mira Loma High School (60) 5th Mountain View High School (123)

Competitions

Invitational Competitions

Division B

Churchill Invitational - Winston Churchill Middle School [1]
Mountain House Invitational - Wicklund Elementary School
Mira Loma Invitational (B and C) - Mira Loma High School

Division C

Mira Loma Invitational (B and C) - Mira Loma High School
Golden Gate Invitational - University of California-Berkeley/Stanford University
San Joaquin Invitational - Tracy High School [2] (no longer run)

Regional Competitions

Bay Area
Fresno
Sacramento
San Joaquin County
Santa Clara County
Stanislaus County
Tulare

State Competition

April 1, 2017

State Competition Results

Division B
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Division C
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

Teams

Division B

Ahwahnee Middle School
Alta Sierra Intermediate School
Andrew Carnegie Middle School
Art Freiler School
Baird Middle School
Bay Area Technological School
Blaker-Kinser Junior High School
Challenger School Ardenwood
Challenger School Berryessa
Clark Intermediate School
Computech Middle School
Cupertino Middle School
Daniel Savage Middle School
Divisadero Middle School
El Monte Middle School
Elizabeth Ustach Middle School
Elkhorn Middle School
Granite Ridge Intermediate School
Green Acres Middle School
Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School
Harvest Park Middle School
Hickman Charter Middle School
Hopkins Junior High School
John Barrett Middle School
John Gomes Elementary School
Jordan Middle School
Kastner Intermediate School
Kennedy Middle School
Los Tules Middle School
Mission Valley Elementary School
Navelencia Middle School
Our Lady of Fatima School
Paramount Bard Academy
Pleasanton Middle School
Quail Lake Charter School
R.J. Fisher Middle School
Reyburn Intermediate School
Riverbank Language Academy
Rolling Hills Middle School
Saint Aloysius School
Saint Helens Middle School
Saint Rose - Thomas McCarthy School
Saint Stanislaus Middle School
Sierra Middle School
Somerset Middle School
Sullivan Middle School
Sutter Middle School
Tenaya Middle School
Thomas Russell Middle School
Thornton Junior High School
University Preperatory Academy
Valley Oak Middle School
Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS)
Wicklund Elementary School
Williams Middle School
Wilson Middle School
Winston Churchill Middle School

Division C

Amador Valley High School
Bella Vista High School
Big Valley Christian High School
Buchanan High School
Central Catholic High School
Central High School East
Central Valley High School
Ceres High School
Christian Brothers High School
Clovis East High School
Clovis High School
Clovis North High School
Clovis West High School
Connecting Waters Charter School
Cordova High School
De La Salle High School
Del Campo High School
Denair High School
Downey High School
Edison High School
El Camino High School
Encina Preperatory High School
Exeter Union High School
Farmersville High School
Florin High School
Folsom High School
Foothill High School
Fowler High School
Franklin High School (Sacramento)
Franklin High School (San Joaquin)
Golden West High School
Henry Gunn High School
Homestead High School
James C. Enochs High School
Jesuit High School
Laguna Creek High School
Lodi High School
Los Gatos High School
Lynbrook High School
McLane High School
Mendota High School
Milpitas High School
Mira Loma High School
Mission San Jose High School
Modesto Christian High School
Modesto High School
Mount Whitney High School
Mountain View High School
Oakdale High School
Palo Alto High School
Pleasant Grove High School
Redwood High School
Rio Americano High School
Rocklin High School
Roosevelt High School
Saint Teresa High School
Sheldon High School
Sunnyside High School
Tokay High School
Tracy High School
Tulare Union High School
Tulare Western High School
Turlock High School
University High School
University Preperatory Academy
Whitmore Charter High School