California (North)

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Northern California holds a separate competition from Southern California because of distance issues. It has a medium 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.

California (North)
General Information
Member of SO since 1985
Total teams 225
Division B Champion Winston Churchill Middle School
Division C Champion Mira Loma High School
State Tournament Location College of the Sequoias, Visalia
Date
Website http://www.norcalscienceolympiad.com/


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 nearly 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 or 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 Sacarmento. John Barrett MS (also a San Juan USD school) has consistently been in the top 5 or so places for man years.

C Division

Mira Loma High School has dominated the C Division in recent years but is starting to feel some heat from Bay Area schools like Mission San Jose High School, Palo Alto High School and Henry Gunn High School.

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
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994 Mira Loma High School 24th
1995
1996
1997 Mira Loma High School 21st
1998
1999 Elkhorn Middle School 6th Mira Loma High School 25th
2000 Andrew Carnegie Middle School 26th Tokay High School 20th
2001 Elkhorn Middle School 24th Tokay High School 15th
2002 Arden Middle School 19th Tokay High School 17th
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 19th
2006 Arden Middle School 4th Elkhorn Middle School Mira Loma High School 6th Rio Americano High School
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) Elkhorn Middle School (103) Mira Loma High School (57) Palo Alto High School (98)

Competitions

Regional Competitions

Sacramento
Fresno
Redding
Stainislaus County
Bay Area
San Joaquin County
Tulare

State Competition

2012 location: College of the Sequoias- 915 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

Teams

Division B

Ahwahnee Middle School
Alta Sierra Intermediate School
Andrew Carnegie Middle School
Arden 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 Middle School
Hopkins Junior High School
John Barrett Middle School
John Gomes Elementary School
Jordan Middle School
Kastner Intermediate 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
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)
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
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