2020 Fall America Answers: Grades 7th and 8th

Fall America Answers 2020 is over! Hats off to all the teams who in spite of all the corona virus challenges and difficulties, made it work this year and the scores are great. One hundred and nine teams from nineteen states signed up this year. Based on the number of teams that signed up, we will be awarding two trophies and ribbons in seventh grade and three trophies and ribbons in eighth grade.

If for some reason you were unable to meet the ending deadline, please email us at thinkcap5@gmail.com. We will let you take the contest as an unofficial participant.

In 7th grade, the top team was from Lesher Middle School in Ft. Collins, Colorado with an awesome 1295. Willis Junior High in Chandler, Arizona is our second-place winner with a super 1261 score.

Top honors for 8th grade go to the outstanding team from Chamblee Middle School in Chamblee, Florida with a contest high score of 1371. Holdrege Middle School in Holdrege, Nebraska will receive the second-place trophy in 8th grade for their superb 1286. The third-place trophy is going to Leonia Middle School in Leonia, New Jersey with another great score of 1281.

The trophies and ribbons will be sent soon. We suggest you print the results. We print at 80%. For those who have not participated before, the first column in the results is your rank within your grade pool. The second column called “Overall” is the rank your team would be if you combined the two grade levels and is just for your information. We use percent only to break score ties since they do not consider the speed of the answer or if it was a second time right answer.

For those of you who took this America Answers contest, it will be available as an online practice quiz for free starting next fall. We certainly have enjoyed working with you on this contest and appreciate the difficulties you face this school year. We hope you and your students enjoyed this challenge and learned some new things.

Please consider participating in the Spring America Answers Quiz in April and we appreciate any good references you give us. If you need an entry form for the spring contest go to our web site.


7th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 2 Lesher Middle School Ft. Collins, Colorado 1295 99% 7 4
2 9 Willis Junior High Chandler, Arizona 1261 93% 7 15
3 11 Chamblee MS Chamblee, Georgia 1243 97% 7 10
4 16 Brielle School Brielle, New Jersey 1210 93% 7 13
5 23 Warren Middle School Warren, New Jersey 1182 89% 7 8
6 25 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 1178 92% 7 7
7 26 Eagle View Middle School Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 1175 91% 7 20
8 33 Gretna Middle School Gretna, Nebraska 1158 90% 7 5
9 36 Willis Junior High Chandler, Arizona 1149 96% 7 29
10 37 Gretna Aspen Creek Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1148 86% 7 5
11 38 Aubry Bend Middle School Overland Park, Kansas 1144 94% 7 7
12 42 Coldwater Middle School Coldwater, Ohio 1140 90% 7 6
13 43 Chesterton Middle School Chesterton, Indiana 1133 90% 7 17
14 44 Baker Middle School Troy , Michigan 1126 97% 7 7
15 49 Waynesboro Middle School Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 1107 89% 7 9
16 51 Holy Family Catholic School Rockford, Illinois 1100 89% 7 3
17 53 St. Louis Catholic School Batesville, Indiana 1097 89% 7 7
18 56 Chesterton Middle School Chesterton, Indiana 1080 87% 7 16
19 57 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 1080 85% 7 4
20 61 Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 1066 85% 7 4
21 63 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley, Iowa 1063 85% 7 2
22 64 Warren Middle School Warren, New Jersey 1060 87% 7 8
23 65 Pearland Junior High West Pearland, Texas 1058 89% 7 4
24 66 Belleville Schools Belleville, Wisconsin 1057 93% 7 6
25 72 Westwood School Blaine, Minnesota 1040 88% 7 5
26 73 Chesterton Middle School Chesterton, Indiana 1040 86% 7 9
27 76 Kiewit Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1019 78% 7 6
28 77 Woodrow Wilson MS Edison, New Jersey 1017 91% 7 4
29 78 Dallas Center - Grimes Schools Dallas Center, Iowa 1015 87% 7 9
30 81 Westwood School Blaine, Minnesota 999 89% 7 4
31 82 Sandy Creek Middle School Clay Center, Nebraska 994 83% 7 6
32 83 Hamilton Southeastern Junior High Fishers, Indiana 987 83% 7 5
33 84 West Marshall Middle School State Center, Iowa 986 83% 7 10
34 85 Malcolm Jr/Sr High School Malcolm, Nebraska 958 85% 7 5
35 86 Missouri Valley Community Schools Missouri Valley, Iowa 929 90% 7 12
36 88 Dallas Center - Grimes Schools Dallas Center, Iowa 915 79% 7 4
37 89 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 900 82% 7 3
38 92 Colfax-Mingo CSD Colfax, Iowa 884 86% 7 5
8th Grade Results
Rank Overall School City, State Score Percent Grade #Members
1 1 Chamblee MS Chamblee, Georgia 1371 100% 8 15
2 3 Holdrege Middle School Holdrege, Nebraska 1286 95% 8 13
3 4 Leonia Middle School Leonia, New Jersey 1281 95% 8 17
4 5 Delta Middle School State College, Pennsylvania 1270 98% 8 9
5 6 Riverside Junior High Fishers, Indiana 1262 99% 8 9
6 7 Park Forest Middle School State College, Pennsylvania 1262 95% 8 20
7 8 Warren Middle School Warren, New Jersey 1261 97% 8 8
8 10 Aubry Bend Middle School Overland Park, Kansas 1251 94% 8 9
9 12 Woodrow Wilson MS Edison, New Jersey 1236 94% 8 12
10 13 Willis Junior High Chandler, Arizona 1233 94% 8 28
11 14 John Muir Middle School Wausau, Wisconsin 1224 95% 8 14
12 15 Gretna Aspen Creek Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1211 92% 8 5
13 17 Willis Junior High Chandler, Arizona 1205 93% 8 29
14 18 Chesterton Middle School Chesterton, Indiana 1203 93% 8 25
15 19 Williamsburg Junior High Williamsburg, Iowa 1198 96% 8 8
16 20 Gretna Middle School Gretna, Nebraska 1193 92% 8 4
17 21 Hampton-Dumont Middle School Hampton, Iowa 1185 95% 8 13
18 22 Eagle View Middle School Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 1182 94% 8 14
19 24 Mountain View Middle School Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 1178 94% 8 8
20 27 Eagle View Middle School Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 1172 94% 8 50
21 28 Mount Vernon Middle School Mt. Vernon, Iowa 1166 96% 8 23
22 29 Fall Creek Junior High School Fishers, Indiana 1166 89% 8 9
23 30 Waynesboro Middle School Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 1164 90% 8 5
24 31 Holy Family Catholic School Rockford, Illinois 1163 93% 8 3
25 32 Westwood School Blaine, Minnesota 1163 92% 8 7
26 34 Chesterton Middle School Chesterton, Indiana 1152 94% 8 24
27 35 St. Marys Middle School St. Marys, Ohio 1150 90% 8 5
28 39 Colfax-Mingo CSD Colfax, Iowa 1143 92% 8 4
29 40 Malcolm Jr/Sr High School Malcolm, Nebraska 1141 93% 8 5
30 41 Hopkins West Junior High Minnetonka, Minnesota 1140 95% 8 8
31 45 CE. McCall Middle School Montoursville, Pennsylvania 1123 90% 8 4
32 46 Chesterton Middle School Chesterton, Indiana 1117 92% 8 16
33 47 Pearland Junior High West Pearland, Texas 1114 94% 8 5
34 48 West Lyon School Inwood, Iowa 1112 92% 8 10
35 50 South Sioux City Middle School South Sioux City, Nebraska 1105 93% 8 19
36 52 George White Middle School Hillsdale, New Jersey 1097 91% 8 1
37 54 North Pocono Middle School Moscow, Pennsylvania 1096 90% 8 2
38 55 Dalton Middle School Dalton, Georgia 1090 91% 8 9
39 58 AKRON-WESTFIELD SCHOOL AKRON, Iowa 1079 89% 8 1
40 59 Kiewit Middle School Omaha, Nebraska 1078 89% 8 6
41 60 Oakhill Day School Gladstone, Missouri 1075 85% 8 4
42 62 Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge, Iowa 1063 88% 8 8
43 67 Larson Middle School Troy, Michigan 1054 86% 8 4
44 68 Sibley-Ocheyedan Schools Sibley, Iowa 1054 84% 8 3
45 69 West Marshall Middle School State Center, Iowa 1051 88% 8 10
46 70 Sandy Creek Middle School Clay Center, Nebraska 1049 89% 8 7
47 71 Fishers Junior High Fishers, Indiana 1042 91% 8 10
48 74 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School Hartley, Iowa 1035 90% 8 7
49 75 Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah School Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 1033 86% 8 4
50 79 Sparta Middle School Sparta, New Jersey 1014 83% 8 2
51 80 Beaver Falls Middle School Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 1010 87% 8 4
52 87 Belleville Schools Belleville, Wisconsin 922 82% 8 4
53 90 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 893 75% 8 5
54 91 Warren Middle School Warren, New Jersey 885 78% 8 5
55 93 EXIRA-EHK SCHOOLS Elk Horn, Iowa 881 80% 8 10
56 94 R. J. Barr Middle School Grand Island, Nebraska 874 81% 8 5
57 95 Boyceville Middle School Boyceville, Wisconsin 857 78% 8 8
58 96 Interstate 35 Schools Truro, Iowa 849 72% 8 5
59 97 Krueger Middle School Michigan City, Indiana 758 69% 8 3
Teams Not Reported
Team / School City, State
Middlesex Middle School #3 Darien, Connecticut
Middlesex Middle School #4 Darien, Connecticut
Brielle School #4 Brielle, New Jersey
Immaculate Conception #3 Marrero, Louisiana
Lakewood Middle Scool #2 Overland Park , Kansas
Williamsburg Junior High Williamsburg, Iowa
Hopkins West Junior High #4 Minnetonka, Minnesota
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School #5 Hartley, Iowa
Mount Nittany Middle School #6 State College, Pennsylvania
Larson Middle School #7 Troy, Michigan
Hamilton Southeastern Junior High #5 Fishers, Indiana
Rocky Bayou Christian School #5 Niceville, Florida