Elsinore High School Clinches 4th Consecutive Title at 37th Annual Riverside County Academic Decathlon

Elsinore High Schools Winning Academic Decathlon team holding trophy and check

Elsinore High School wins the 2020 Riverside County Academic Decathlon championship with Hemet High School in second place and West Valley High School taking third.

MORENO VALLEY – Elsinore High School came out on top among 17 teams from 16 local high school teams to claim their 4th consecutive championship at the 37th Riverside County Academic Decathlon sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education on Saturday, January 25, and Saturday, February 1, at Vista del Lago High School in Moreno Valley.

Hemet High School finished second and West Valley High School was third. Western Center Academy finished fourth and Great Oak High School was fifth overall. Hemet High School was the winner of the popular Super Quiz held earlier in the day.

The theme for 2020 was “In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.” The first day of this year’s competition was Saturday, January 25, and featured essay writing, speeches, and interviews. On Saturday, February 1, teams competed via written tests in the morning followed by the popular Super Quiz.

The California Academic Decathlon will be held March 26-29, 2020, in Sacramento. The California state champion advances to the United States Academic Decathlon from April 30 to May 2, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Each team is composed of nine students, three from each grade point category, and includes three Honor (GPA 3.75-4.00), three Scholastic (GPA 3.00-3.74), and three Varsity (GPA 0.00-2.99) students. Students accumulate individual and team points in written events in mathematics, economics, art, music, literature, science, social science, and Super Quiz.

For 2020, the 17 teams competing from 16 Riverside County high schools included:

  • Beaumont
  • Canyon Springs
  • Corona
  • Elsinore
  • Great Oak
  • Hemet
  • John F. Kennedy Middle College
  • John W. North
  • Palm Desert
  • San Jacinto
  • Shadow Hills
  • Temecula Preparatory
  • Valley View (2 teams)
  • Vista del Lago
  • West Valley
  • Western Center Academy

Riverside County Academic Decathlon historical results:

  • 2020 – Elsinore
  • 2019 – Elsinore
  • 2018 – Elsinore
  • 2017 – Elsinore
  • 2016 – West Valley
  • 2015 – West Valley
  • 2014 – Hemet
  • 2013 – West Valley
  • 2012 – West Valley
  • 2011 – West Valley
  • 2010 – West Valley
  • 2009 – West Valley
  • 2008 – Hemet
  • 2007 – Hemet
  • 2006 – Hemet