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New Mexico
General Information
Member of SO since 1986
Total teams 103
Division B Champion Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers
Division C Champion Albuquerque Academy High School
State Tournament Location New Mexico Tech


Contrary to popular belief, we are part of the United States. The government-run Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories attract scientists, who in turn spur their children's interest in science and Science Olympiad. In recent memory, the New Mexico team has consistently placed in the middle overall in national tournaments and individuals have been known to perform well in certain events. The State competition has historically been held at New Mexico Tech in Socorro New Mexico in early to mid march. The B division has been dominated as of late by Albuquerque Academy and the Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers, while consistently strong contenders in the C division are Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers, and La Cueva High School. Albuquerque Academy has had a long dynasty with their winning streak extending back nearly a decade for the C division while the B division results tend to be more unpredictable.

Past State Champions

This is a record of the past state champions and runners up, and their respective places at the national competition, if applicable. Scores at the state competition may be shown in parentheses.

Year Division B Champion B Champ Nats Place Division B Runner-up B Runner-up Nats Place Division C Champion C Champ Nats Place Division C Runner-up C Runner-up Nats Place
1988 Albuquerque Academy 35th
1989 Albuquerque Academy 41st
1990 Belen High School
1991 Albuquerque Academy 15th
1992 Albuquerque Academy 30th
1993 Albuquerque Academy
1994 Albuquerque Academy 31st
1995 Albuquerque Academy 31st
1996 Albuquerque Academy 30th
1997 Albuquerque Academy T-29th
1998 Albuquerque Academy 14th
1999 Sarracino Middle School 38th N/A Albuquerque Academy 22nd N/A
2000 Hofacket Middle High School 49th N/A Albuquerque Academy 15th N/A
2001 Albuquerque Academy 45th N/A Socorro High School 35th N/A
2002 Hofacket Middle High School 49th N/A Socorro High School 39th N/A
2003 Albuquerque Academy 36th N/A Albuquerque Academy 43rd N/A
2004 Hofacket Middle High School 40th N/A Albuquerque Academy 35th N/A
2005 Albuquerque Academy 36th N/A Albuquerque Academy 55th N/A
2006 Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers 50th Albuquerque Academy N/A Albuquerque Academy 44th N/A
2007 Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers 37th San Jon Middle School N/A Albuquerque Academy 38th N/A
2008 Albuquerque Academy 39th Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers N/A Albuquerque Academy 27th N/A
2009 Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers 35th Albuquerque Academy N/A Albuquerque Academy 34th La Cueva High School N/A
2010 Albuquerque Academy 33rd Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers N/A Albuquerque Academy 34th Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers N/A
2011 Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers 30th Albuquerque Academy N/A Albuquerque Academy 29th Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers N/A



New Mexico currently hosts no invitational tournaments, but Albuquerque Academy is working toward hosting one for in-state teams and possibly one for teams in the greater Southwest region for the 2011-2012 season. They hope to include both B and C divisions for at least one of these, but due to coaching instability on the B team, these may end up as C only invitationals. Email for latest info and updates.

Regional Competitions

Northwestern New Mexico Science Olympiad
Northeastern New Mexico Science Olympiad
Central New Mexico Science Olympiad
Southwestern New Mexico Science Olympiad
Southeastern New Mexico Science Olympiad

State Competition

New Mexico Science Olympiad: held at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico, in late February.


Division B

Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers
Albuquerque Academy
Lovington 6th Grade Academy

Division C

Albuquerque Academy
Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers
La Cueva High School