New Trier High School

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New Trier High School At a Glance
Member of SO since 1987
Best finish, regionals 1st
Best finish, state 1st, 2002-2012, 2014, 2017-2018
Best finish, nationals 5th, 2012


New Trier High School is located in the North Shore of Illinois. New Trier is known for being nationally competitive with a predominantly student-run team.

New Trier began their involvement with Science Olympiad competitions in 1987. The best that the team has ever done at Nationals is 5th place at the 2012 Nationals tournament at the University of Central Florida. The year 2012 marked the 11th straight year that New Trier had won the state title in Illinois. They most recently placed 8th at the 2019 National Tournament at Cornell University.

As of 2018, New Trier Science Olympiad are 15-Time Illinois State Champions!

State and National Results

Past Results
Year Place at State Place at Nationals Nationals Location
2019 2nd 8th Cornell University
2018 1st 18th Colorado State University
2017 1st 9th Wright State University
2016 2nd 14th University of Wisconsin-Stout
2015 2nd 17th University of Nebraska
2014 1st 13th University of Central Florida
2013 2nd 10th Wright State University
2012 1st 5th University of Central Florida
2011 1st 7th University of Wisconsin - Madison
2010 1st 6th University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2009 1st 9th Augusta State University
2008 1st 13th George Washington University
2007 1st 13th Wichita State University
2006 1st 16th Indiana University
2005 1st 6th University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2004 1st 9th Juniata College
2003 1st 9th Ohio State University - Columbus OH
2002 1st 10th University of Delaware

2019 Event Results

Event Place at State Place at Nationals
Anatomy and Physiology 3 28
Astronomy 6 1
Boomilever 1 2
Chemistry Lab 4 15
Circuit Lab 1 2
Codebusters 3 9
Designer Genes 2 3
Disease Detectives 1 20
Dynamic Planet 7 1
Experimental Design 1 12
Fermi Questions 1 9
Forensics 5 25
Fossils 11 5
Geologic Mapping 3 10
Herpetology 4 29
Mission Possible 2 24
Mousetrap Vehicle 2 29
Protein Modeling 1 3
Sounds of Music 3 13
Thermodynamics 2 3
Water Quality 3 33
Wright Stuff 17 41
Write It Do It 6 10
Total Points 89 327
OVERALL 2nd Place 8th Place


2017 Event Results

Event Place at State Place at Nationals
Anatomy and Physiology 4 15
Astronomy 5 1
Chemistry Lab 11 16
Disease Detectives 7 13
Dynamic Planet 1 23
Ecology 9 12
Electric Vehicle 4 53
Experimental Design 1 33
Forensics 1 3
Game On 2 7
Helicopters 1 9
Hovercraft 5 3
Hydrogeology 7 1
Invasive Species 11 33
Material Science 1 5
Microbe Mission 1 22
Optics 3 46
Remote Sensing 7 7
Robot Arm 3 19
Rocks and Minerals 4 14
Towers 2 12
Wind Power 1 2
Write It Do It 1 8
Total Points 92 357
OVERALL 1st Place 9th Place

2011 Event Results

Event Place at State Place at Nationals
Anatomy and Physiology 4 16
Astronomy 2 8
Chemistry Lab 2 11
Disease Detectives 3 7
Dynamic Planet 4 3
Ecology 2 22
Experimental Design 5 21
Forensics 1 2
Fossils 2 12
Helicopter 1 16
Microbe Mission 4 31
Mission Possible 1 9
Mousetrap Vehicle 2 8
Optics 1 10
Ornithology 6 9
Protein Modeling 1 6
Remote Sensing 1 13
Sounds of Music 2 17
Robot Ramble/Sumobots 2 10
Technical Problem Solving 1 10
Towers 2 16
Wind Power 2 10
Write It Do It 18 37
Total Points 70 304
OVERALL 1st Place 7th Place

2010 Event Results

Event Place at State Place at Nationals
Anatomy and Physiology 3 7
Astronomy 1 9
Cell Biology 2 27
Chemistry Lab 2 1
Disease Detectives 9 7
Dynamic Planet 6 5
Ecology 6 15
Egg-O-Naut 22 3
Elevated Bridge 2 7
Environmental Chemistry 5 20
Experimental Design 6 10
Forensics 1 1
Fossils 4 15
It's About Time 1 17
Mission Possible 1 12
Mousetrap Vehicle 17 14
Ornithology 2 11
Physics Lab 2 6
Picture This 7 16
Remote Sensing 4 9
Technical Problem Solving 3 20
Trajectory 27 37
Write It Do It 4 18
Total Points 141 297
OVERALL 1st Place 6th Place

2009 Event Results

Event Place at State Place at Nationals
Astronomy 1 3
Cell Biology 1 12
Chemistry Lab 4 45
Disease Detectives 9 39
Dynamic Planet 1 15
Ecology 5 3
Egg-O-Naut 2 13
Electric Vehicle 2 8
Elevated Bridges 2 43
Environmental Chemistry 3 4
Experimental Design 4 8
Forensics 1 10
Fossils 10 26
Health Science 1 10
Herpetology 8 17
It's About Time 6 12
Junkyard Challenge 1 3
Physics Lab 9 10
Picture This 3 25
Remote Sensing 3 11
Technical Problem Solving 4 2
Trajectory 2 33
Write It Do It 11 8
Total Points 93 360
OVERALL 1st Place 9th Place