Valparaiso High School

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Valparaiso High School at a glance
Member of SO since
Best finish, regionals 2007
Best finish, state 2008, score of 96
Best finish, nationals 2008: 11th place, 392 points

Valparaiso, IN, located in Northwest Indiana, has a very strong tradition of Science Olympiad success. Home to 4 time national appearing Ben Franklin Middle School and 19 time national apppearing (and 2 time National Champion) Thomas Jefferson Middles School, Valparaiso High School has great students feeding into it. A school of roughly 2,200 students, Valparaiso has a strong program for advanced students, offering over 15 AP courses, as well as an extremely rigorous IB program, including HL classes in Chemistry and Biology. With such high level classes offered in school, it's no surprise the students are well prepared for SO competition.

Current Team


Year Competition Rank Points Golds Silvers Bronzes 4th 5th 6th
1999 Regionals 1st
State 2nd
Nationals 11th 476
2000 Regionals 1st
2001 Regionals 1st
2002 Regionals 1st
2003 Regionals 1st
2004 Regionals 1st
2005 Regionals 1st
2006 Regionals 1st
2007 Regionals 1st
State 2nd
Nationals 11th 430
2008 Regionals 1st
State 2nd
Nationals 11th 392