Mountain View High School (California)

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Mountain View High School (California)
Mountain View High School Science Olympiad Logo.jpg
Location 3535 Truman Ave
Mountain View, CA
94040
State FlagOfCalifornia.png California
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Mountain View High School (California) is located in California
Mountain View High School (California)
Mountain View High School (California)
Information
Member of SO since Mid-2000s
Results History
Best regional 1st, 2018, 2019
Best state 2nd, 2017-2019
Best nationals Never qualified
Social Media
Website Website

Mountain View High School is a Division C school located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California. They compete in the Santa Clara Regional, the same region in which Palo Alto High School competes.

For years, they competed with only a few students participating until 2014. In 2014 a group of students banded together and took steps to develop a competitive team with a solid support structure for funding and training. Since then, Mountain View High School has improved its performance, adding a second team (team-in-training).

An Abridged History

Mountain View's first competition in their competitive era was at the Mira Loma Invitational in 2014. They medaled in one event and placed 16th overall, below the top 50%. For a new team, this result was actually very encouraging and motivated them to work hard towards showing out at their next competition. During regionals of that season, they surprised everyone including themselves when they placed 7th at regionals, earning 7 medals in the process.

During the 2015 season, they earned their first piece of hardware as a team with a 5th place finish at the Mira Loma Invitational. The team ended up qualifying for NorCal States for the first time in their history that year by placing 4th at regionals. They finished 7th at states.

In 2016, Mountain View placed 2nd at Regionals, marking their first top two finish at a tournament and sparking a rivalry with Palo Alto High School. At NorCal States, they placed third behind a dominant Mira Loma High School team that went on to win Nationals and an improved Palo Alto team.

Mountain View led with a strong start in 2017, placing 2nd at their first two invitationals and in the process, beating Mira Loma for the first time in a competition. During the first Golden Gate Invitational, they placed solidly at 3rd, which also marked their first placement above Palo Alto in the process. However, they disappointingly fell to Palo Alto in the ensuing Regionals by placing 2nd. This prompted the team to finish the season strong by placing 2nd at States, beginning a 3 year streak of such placements. In the process, they ended Palo Alto's streak of consecutive top 2 placements at State dating back to 2011.

2018 got off to a somewhat disappointing start with heightened expectations and a 3rd place finish at Golden Gate where the team accumulated an additional 90 points compared with the previous year. The team however was able to celebrate their first ever 1st place finish at a tournament at the Tracy Invitational. Mountain View quickly added to this when they placed 1st at Regionals for the first time, ending Palo Alto's longtime claim to that title. They went on to place 2nd at States.

2019 was a very strong year for Mountain View. They placed top 2 at every tournament they attended with their only losses coming at the hands of Troy High School during an invite and Mira Loma High School at States. Most notably, they finished 1st at the Golden Gate Invitational and much to the team's frustration, came within 10 points of upsetting Mira Loma for a win at States and Nationals berth.

Despite the tragedy associated with the 2020 season, Mountain View made the most of it. At the Mira Loma Invitational, they placed 2nd among all teams, the first time they ever placed above Troy High School's B team. However, they followed this up with an even more outstanding performance at the Golden Gate Invitational, where they upset Troy's A team to finish first at the tournament. This occasion was the first time Troy High School failed to finish 1st at a tournament since 2016 Nationals. Everything was looking promising for Mountain View with Regionals and States ahead of them, but the Coronavirus Pandemic unfortunately cut the season short, denying them the chance to challenge for a spot at Nationals.

Results History

Year Mira Loma Aggie Troy Golden Gate Tracy Ukiah Regionals States
2010 - - - - - - 21st -
2011 - - - - - - 17th -
2012 - - - - - - 22nd -
2013 - - - - - - 32nd -
2014 16th (344) - - - - - 7th (247) -
2015 5th - 4th - - - 4th (121) 7th (230)
2016 3rd - 4th - - - 2nd 3rd (159)
2017 2nd - 2nd 3rd (172) - - 2nd 2nd (123)
2018 2nd - - 3rd (258) 1st - 1st 2nd (122)
2019 2nd (180) - - 1st (117) - 1st 1st 2nd (108)
2020 2nd (121) 1st (83) - 1st (128) - - - -

Trophies


2020

2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2020 Mira Loma Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2020 Aggie Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2020 Golden Gate Invitational.


2019

2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2019 Mira Loma Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2019 Golden Gate Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2019 Ukiah Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2019 Santa Clara County Regional Tournament.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2019 Northern California State Tournament.


2018

2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2018 Mira Loma Invitational.
3rd Mountain View High School received a 3rd place trophy at the 2018 Golden Gate Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2018 Tracy Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2018 Santa Clara County Regional Tournament.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2018 Northern California State Tournament.


2017

2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2017 Mira Loma Invitational.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2017 Troy Invitational.
3rd Mountain View High School received a 3rd place trophy at the 2017 Golden Gate Invitational.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2017 Santa Clara County Regional Tournament.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2017 Northern California State Tournament.


2016

3rd Mountain View High School received a 3rd place trophy at the 2016 Mira Loma Invitational.
4th Mountain View High School received a 4th place trophy at the 2016 Troy Invitational.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2016 Santa Clara County Regional Tournament.
3rd Mountain View High School received a 3rd place trophy at the 2016 Northern California State Tournament.


2015

5th Mountain View High School received a 5th place trophy at the 2015 Mira Loma Invitational.
4th Mountain View High School received a 4th place trophy at the 2015 Troy Invitational.
4th Mountain View High School received a 4th place trophy at the 2015 Santa Clara County Regional Tournament.
7th Mountain View High School received a 7th place trophy at the 2015 Northern California State Tournament.