Creekside Middle School
|Creekside Middle School|
|Member of SO since||2014|
|Best regional||3rd: 2020|
|Best state||9th: 2019|
|Best nationals||Never Qualified|
Creekside Middle School is a public school located in Castro Valley. They compete in Division B in the Bay Area region of Northern California. In the 2020 season, Creekside Middle School's Cobalt team won 3rd place at the Bay Area Regional, moving them on to the Northern California State competition (which was later cancelled due to COVID-19. Combined, both Creekside teams won 19 medals, with 32 top-ten finishes.
Creekside Middle School's sister school, Canyon Middle School, placed 10th, 12th, and 15th at regionals during the 2020 season. Each school fields 2-3 teams each year depending on demand. Both middle schools feed into Castro Valley High School.
Creekside Middle School has approximately 800 students from grades 6, 7, and 8. The school was built in 1997 and is one of two middle schools in the district. Creekside's school colors are blue and gold and their mascot is the Wildcat.
2019 was a very good year for Creekside Middle School, landing them their first-ever trip to the State level. 2020 continued that, with Creekside winning 3rd at Regionals and earning another trip to States.
Creekside Middle School competed in its first-ever invitational during the 2019 Science Olympiad season. Students participated in the Christensen Invitational on Feb. 2nd, 2019 where they took home the 3rd place trophy along with a total of 8 medals.
In the 2020 season, Creekside participated in the Mira Loma Invitational on Jan. 10th, placing 14th overall with 7 top ten finishes and 3 medals. On Feb. 1st, Creekside participated in the Christensen Invitational again, their Cobalt team placing 1st overall and Gold team placing 8th. Combined, the two teams won 20 medals, with 31 top-ten finishes.
Here are some results from the Bay Area Regional:
- 2020 - 3rd, 9th
- 2019 - 4th, 13th, 15th
- 2018 - 9th, 14th
- 2017 - 12th, 13th
- 2016 - 8th, 10th
- 2015 - 5th, 9th
- 2014 - 12th
During Creekside's first State competition, their Cerulean team placed 9th overall. Students medaled in 5 events, placing 1st in Boomilever, 2nd in Battery Buggy, 5th in Circuit Lab, 5th in Game On, and 6th in Road Scholar.