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 Flag of California.svg California
Region Santa Clara Regional
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Mountain View High School (California) is located in California
Mountain View High School (California)
Mountain View High School (California)

Coordinates: 37°21′37″N 122°04′05″W / 37.3602°N 122.0681°W / 37.3602; -122.0681

Information
Member of SO since 2010
Teams      Black,      Gold,      White
Results History
Best regional 1st, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023
Best state 1st, 2021, 2022
Best nationals 2nd, 2022
Social Media
Instagram @mvhs_scioly
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 and Kennedy Middle School compete.

From 2011 to 2013, they competed with only a few students participating. 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 two additional teams, as interest in the team has grown.


In 2021, Mountain View placed 1st at the NorCal State Tournament, achieving their long standing goal of qualifying for the National Tournament. In 2022, they qualified for Nationals again and placed 2nd, becoming the only NorCal team other than Mira Loma to rank top 2 in the Nation.

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 just 11 points shy of upsetting Mira Loma for a win at States and a 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.

In 2021, Mountain View was thirsty for victory, after stopping short before Regionals the past year. It had all the makings of an excellent season. They took 1st at SOLVI for their first stacked appearance and 1st at the Mira Loma and 3rd at MIT. They took 1st again, at GGSO, one of their traditional tournaments, followed by 1sts at Regionals and BirdSO. Things were looking good, and for the first time in the club's history, Mountain View won States, and eventually took 7th place at the national tournament.

Results History

Official Tournament Results

Year Regionals State Nationals
2024 2nd (101) 3rd (84) -
6th (176)
8th (231)
2023 1st (69) 2nd (95) -
6th (156)
9th (226)
2022 2nd (81) 1st (83) 2nd (217)
5th (148)
10th (197)
2021 1st (80) 1st (59) 7th (220)
9th (200)
22nd (437)
2020 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
2019 1st (98) 2nd (108) -
6th (200)
2018 1st (75) 2nd (122) -
5th (165)
2017 2nd (80) 2nd (123) -
8th (226)
2016 2nd (76) 3rd (159) -
13th (293)
2015 4th (121) 7th (230) -
21st (498)
2014 7th (247) - -
2013 32nd (678) - -
2012 22nd (457) - -
2011 17th (360) - -
2010 21st - -
Black Team
Gold Team
White Team

Invitational Result History

Year BEARSO UT SOLVI Mira Loma National Invitational Aggie MIT SCC Troy Golden Gate Tracy Ukiah BirdSo
2014 - - - 16th (344) - - - - - - - -
2015 - - - 5th (239) - - - 4th - - - -
2016 - - - 3rd (207) - - - 4th - - - -
2017 - - - 2nd (120) - - - 2nd (106) 3rd (172) - - -
2018 - - - 2nd (160) - - - - 3rd (258) 1st (60) - -
2019 - - - 2nd (180) - - - - 1st (117) - 1st (38) -
2020 - - - 2nd (121) 1st (83) - - - 1st (128) - 15th* (298) -
2021 36th* (1326) 25th* (440) 1st (105) 1st (99) 9th* (315) 3rd (222) 1st (39) - 1st (107) - - 1st (75)
2022 - - 2nd (71) - 1st (270) - 7th (293) - - 2nd (144) - - 1st (202)
2023 - - - 2nd (79) - 8th* (339) 2nd (203) - - 1st (129) -
2024 - - - 1st (83) - 7th* (366) 4th (344) - - 3rd (152) - - 7th* (381)

(*) Unstacked or teams in training

Gold and White Team Invitational Tournament Results
Year SOLVI Mira Loma National Invitational Aggie MIT SCC Golden Gate Ukiah BirdSo Mason
2017 - - - - - - 21st (493) - - -
2018 - - - - - - 23rd (501) - - -
2019 - - - - - 13th (397) - - -
2020 - - - 9th (315) - - 20th (514) 15th (298) - -
2021 30th (616) 28th (500) - 9th (315) - 4th (182) 48th (1020) - 29th (779) -
38th (717) 17th (357) 87th (1770)
2022 8th (220) - 19th (981) - - - 12th (391) - 28th (810) 17th (501)
13th (345) 30th (1357) 71st (1348) 37th (791)
2023 6th (190) 8th (339) 22nd (590) 11th (331)
2024 - - - - 23rd (582) - 10th (367) - 7th (381) -
13th (494)
Gold Team1
White Team

1: All non-highlighted results refer solely to the Gold Team

Yearly Season Results

*Received trophy for placement, behind a 2nd team from another school (usually Troy)

2023-2024 Season Results

Event GullSo Mira Loma BirdSo MIT Aggie Golden Gate Regionals State
Black 2nd 1st - 4th - 3rd 2nd 3rd
Gold 6th - 7th 23rd - 10th 6th -
White 8th - 13th - 7th - 8th -
Total Teams 39 27 75 72 44 57 39 28

2022-2023 Season Results

Event Boyceville1 Mira Loma MIT Golden Gate Aggie Regionals State
Black 14th 2nd 2nd 1st - 1st 2nd
Gold 15th 6th 22nd 12th - 6th -
White 24th - - - 8th 9th -
Total Teams 146 27 64 49 47 34 28

1: Unstacked at these tournaments, team labels don't apply


2021-2022 Season Results

Event SOLVI National Invitational MIT Golden Gate BirdSo Mason Regionals State Nationals
Black 1st 1st 7th 2nd 1st - 2nd 1st 2nd
Gold 8th 19th - 12th 28th 17th 5th - -
White 13th 30th - - 71st 37th 10th - -
Total Teams 58 236 77 75 154 44 34 38 60

2020-2021 Season Results

Event BEARSO1 UT1 SOLVI Mira Loma Aggie MIT SCC Golden Gate BirdSo Regionals State Nationals
Black 36 25 1st 1st - 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 7th
Gold 43 39 30th 28th 9th - 4th 48th 29th 9th - -
White 70 - - - 38th - 17th - 87th 22nd - -
Total Teams 200 110 81 61 69 149 29 147 111 35 33 60

1: Unstacked at these tournaments, team labels don't apply

2019-2020 Season Results

Event Mira Loma Aggie Ukiah Golden Gate
Black 2nd 1st - 1st
Gold - 9th - 20th
White - 15th -
Total Teams 30 10 17 54

2018-2019 Season Results

Event Mira Loma Ukiah Golden Gate Regionals State
Black 2nd* 1st 1st 1st 2nd
Gold - - 13th 6th -
Total Teams 30 10 51 37 28

2017-2018 Season Results

Event Mira Loma Tracy Golden Gate Regionals State
Black 2nd* 1st 3rd* 1st 2nd
Gold - - 23rd 8th -
Total Teams 28 16 49 30 28

2016-2017 Season Results

Event Mira Loma Troy Golden Gate Regionals State
Black 2nd* 2nd* 3rd 2nd 2nd
Gold - - 21st 8th -
Total Teams 28 14 44 30 28

2015-2016 Season Results

Event Mira Loma Troy Regionals State
Black 3rd* 4th* 2nd 3rd
Gold - - 13th -
Total Teams 28 14 26 28

2014-2015 Season Results

Event Mira Loma Troy Regionals State
Black 5th* 4th* 4th 7th
Gold - - 21 -
Total Teams 28 14 24 28

2013-2014 Season Results

Event Mira Loma Regionals
Black 16th 7th
Total Teams 24 34

Trophies


Total Trophies Earned: 46

2024

1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2024 Mira Loma Invitational.

2023

2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2023 Northern California State Tournament.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2023 Santa Clara Regional.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2023 Golden Gate Invitational.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2023 MIT Invitational.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2023 Mira Loma Invitational.


2022

2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2022 National Tournament.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2022 Northern California State Tournament.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2022 Santa Clara Regional.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2022 BirdSO.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2022 Las Vegas Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2022 National Invitational.
2nd Mountain View High School received a 2nd place trophy at the 2022 Golden Gate Invitational.


2021

7th Mountain View High School received a 7th place trophy at the 2021 National Tournament.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2021 Northern California State Tournament.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2021 BirdSO.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2021 Santa Clara Regional.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2021 Golden Gate Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2021 Santa Clara County Invitational.
3rd Mountain View High School received a 3rd place trophy at the 2021 MIT Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2021 Mira Loma Invitational.
1st Mountain View High School received a 1st place trophy at the 2020 Las Vegas Invitational.


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.


Medals

Trial events are marked with an asterisk.

National Tournament

Year Medals Top 10 Overall
2022 2nd
2021 7th

Northern California State Tournament

Year Medals Top 7 Overall
2015 7th (230)
2016 3rd (159)
2017 2nd (123)
2018 2nd (122)
2019 2nd (108)
2021 1st (59)
2022 1st (82)
2023 2nd (95)

Trivia

The Tradition (2014-2022)

When Mountain View first competed with a complete 15 person team in 2014, they placed 7th at the Regional Tournament. The following year, they placed 4th at Regionals and, in their first year of competition at the State level, placed 7th. The trend continued in 2016 when Mountain View again qualified for States and proceeded to place 3rd, an improvement of one over their 2015 Regional placement. The tradition laid dormant for 5 years and finally came to light when Mountain View qualified for Nationals during the 2021 season, in which they once again placed 7th in their first year of competition. In 2022, the tradition was completed when they placed 2nd at the National Tournament, a one spot improvement compared with their 2016 State placement. See the highlighted cells in the table below for a summary.

Year Regionals State Nationals
2014 7th - -
2015 4th 7th -
2016 2nd 3rd -
2021 1st 1st 7th
2022 2nd 1st 2nd

A Nationally Ranked Team

Many years prior to their first Nationals qualification in 2021, Mountain View club members began referring to themselves as a Nationally ranked team as a means of appealing to prospective students as well as both a light joke and more serious general goal. It originated in the 2016-17 season when several Scioly.org forum posts began predicting that they could upset Mira Loma at the NorCal state tournament and place in the top 10 or 15 Nationally. Although some naysayers might have initially pointed out that Scioly.org users lent nearly nonexistent credibility to the premature notion of them being a Nationally ranked team, Mountain View put them to rest by qualifying for the National tournament in the 2021 and 2022 seasons where they placed 7th and 2nd respectively.

Users

The following scioly.org users participate(d) in this school's team:

kman1234t
yaelka
Onoga17
Jalalena
Oliviasl
Ttonyxx
Thealchemyst1121
adequate