2014-15 WordMasters Challenge 
Year-End Results

Whew!  The 28th annual WordMasters Challenge™ has come to a close.  We hope your students added many new words to their working vocabularies this year, and made strides in their ability to think critically and analytically.  We are already busy pulling together the word lists for the 2015-16 WordMasters Challenge™!  Registration is available online now through September 30th -- just click here to register today or download an order form.

At the conclusion of each year’s Challenge, we offer three categories of national individual recognition.  “Highest Honors” are reserved for those students who have finished among the top 10-15 students in the country at their grade level.  “High Honors” are for those students who have finished among the top 2% of all competitors at their grade levels, and “Honorable Mention” is for those who have finished in the top 10%.  The score required to qualify for these honors varies from year to year.  The charts below show the minimum score required for each level of honor at each grade level for the 2014-15 WordMasters Challenge™.

Those of you who have been participating in the WordMasters Challenge™ for many years may notice that the minumum scores for achieving High Honors and Honorable Mention are lower than previous years.  This drop is simply due to the change in our score reporting system that allows schools to report all their student scores (instead of only the top ten scores).  As a result, the number of students included in the "top 2%" and "top 10%" has increased significantly, which in turn affects the minumum score required to qualify.  As more and more schools begin to report all of their scores, these charts will provide a more accurate snapshot of student performance across the country.  We will be taking a closer look at the scoring database over the summer to determine if we need to tinker with the formula for determining the High Honors and Honorable Mention cutoffs.

We suggest that any student who has achieved a cumulative score high enough to qualify for one of these honors deserves special recognition—an article or photo in your local newspaper, a commendation from your Board of Education, or at least individual mention in a schoolwide awards assembly. Please send us copies of articles about your Challenge champions which have run in your local newspapers.  We especially enjoy seeing photographs of the children who make up teams in different parts of the country, and will post them on our website with your permission.

 

 

BLUE DIVISION:

Grade345678
Highest Honors575858545458
High Honors474545495151
Honorable Mention302826343941

 

Please click here to download a list of all students who achieved Highest Honors in the 2014-15 WordMasters Challenge™ - Blue Division.  

Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

Congratulations to the following Outstanding Teams in the Blue Division:

    
GRADESCORESCHOOLLOCATION
3B556Mantua Elementary SchoolFairfax, VA
 554Okatie ElementaryOkatie, SC
 546Flint Hill ElementaryVienna, VA
 540WestWood Elementary/SAGE AcademyPrior Lake, MN
 536South Washington County SchoolsCottage Grove, MN
 535Rush Creek Elementary/ISD 279Maple Grove, MN
 529Charles Wright AcademyTacoma, WA
 529Turtle Rock Elementary SchoolIrvine, CA
 528Coopertown Elementary SchoolHavertown, PA
 528Anasazi Elementary SchoolScottsdale, AZ
 528Chestnutwold Elementary SchoolHavertown, PA
    
4B582St. Mark's School of TexasDallas, TX
 578Laurence SchoolValley Glen, CA
 550Flint Hill ElementaryVienna, VA
 550LARC Long BeachLong Beach, NY
 545St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 544Chatham Park ElementaryHavertown, PA
 543St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 542St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 541Fuerte Elementary SchoolEl Cajon, CA
 539Laguna Elementary SchoolScottsdale, AZ
    
5B577Rutledge HallLincolnwood, IL
 575Laurence SchoolValley Glen, CA
 553The Covenant SchoolCharlottesville, VA
 546REACH Program / Fairlawn SchoolsFair Lawn, NJ
 545WestWood Elementary/SAGE AcademyPrior Lake, MN
 544Northpoint Elementary SchoolGranger, IN
 542Kaposia Education CenterSouth St Paul, MN
 536Fuerte Elementary SchoolEl Cajon, CA
 519Chatham Park ElementaryHavertown, PA
 519Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater BostonNewton, MA
    
6B566Bowditch Middle SchoolFoster City, CA
 533The Magellan Charter SchoolRaleigh, NC
 516Larson Middle SchoolTroy, MI
 510Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
 509Hillsdale Middle SchoolEl Cajon, CA
 508Rotolo Middle SchoolBatavia, IL
 507Peterson Middle SchoolSunnyvale, CA
 506Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater BostonNewton, MA
 504Ft. Lee BOE/School #1Ft. Lee, NJ
 504Twin Oaks Middle SchoolPrior Lake, MN
    
7B535Twin Oaks Middle SchoolPrior Lake, MN
 533Boulan Park Middle SchoolTroy, MI
 533Avon Middle SchoolAvon, CT
 530St. Francis of AssisiLouisville, KY
 528Ames Middle SchoolAmes, IA
 527Kilmer Middle SchoolVienna, VA
 526Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
 524Carleton WashburneWinnetka, IL
 520Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater BostonNewton, MA
 520Miller Middle School/CUSDSan Jose, CA
    
8B575Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater BostonNewton, MA
 572Kilmer Middle SchoolVienna, VA
 562Geneva Middle School NorthGeneva, IL
 561Boulan Park Middle SchoolTroy, MI
 557Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
 555Peterson Middle SchoolSunnyvale, CA
 548Carleton WashburneWinnetka, IL
 531Larson Middle SchoolTroy, MI
 528Clinton Public SchoolClinton, NJ
 519Plaza Vista Elementary SchoolIrvine, CA
 519Mt. Horeb Area School DistrictMt. Horeb, WI
   

 

 

GOLD DIVISION:

Grade345678
Highest Honors555757565554
High Honors504949505252
Honorable Mention383636384544

 

Please click here to download a list of all students who achieved Highest Honors in the 2014- 15WordMasters Challenge™ - Gold Division.  

Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

    
GRADESCORESCHOOLLOCATION
3G547Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 541Speyer Legacy SchoolNew York, NY
 531Louise Archer ElementaryVienna, VA
 531Chesterbrook ElementaryMcLean, VA
 529The Avery Coonley SchoolDowners Grove, IL
 527Pace Academy - AnalogiesAtlanta, GA
 523Hampton Oaks Elementary SchoolStafford, VA
 520Spring Hill Elementary SchoolMcLean, VA
 511Bozeman PEAKS ProgramBozeman, MT
 508Kolling Elementary SchoolSt. John, IN
    
4G577Nysmith SchoolHerndon, VA
 563Chesterbrook ElementaryMcLean, VA
 559Spring Hill Elementary SchoolMcLean, VA
 556Gifted Homeschooling ForumThousand Oaks, CA
 542Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 539Pace Academy - AnalogiesAtlanta, GA
 538Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 536Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 534Heartland ElementaryGeneva, IL
 534Haycock Elementary SchoolFalls Church, VA
    
5G577Pace Academy - AnalogiesAtlanta, GA
 575Haycock Elementary SchoolFalls Church, VA
 565Bellevue Public SchoolsBellevue, NE
 557Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 556Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 546Louise Archer ElementaryVienna, VA
 546Montair Elementary SchoolDanville, CA
 545Pinewood Community SchoolEagan, MN
 544Manchester GATEFresno, CA
 543International School at DundeeRiverside, CT
    
6G561Sweetwater Middle SchoolLawrenceville, GA
 558Eastern Middle SchoolRiverside, CT
 548Kennedy Junior HighNaperville, IL
 545Bellevue Public SchoolsBellevue, NE
 543Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 524Turtle Rock Elementary SchoolIrvine, CA
 521Spring Hill Elementary SchoolMcLean, VA
 520Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 516Northbrook Middle SchoolSuwanee, GA
 506Manchester GATEFresno, CA
    
7G569Kennedy Junior HighNaperville, IL
 554Rancho San Joaquin Middle SchoolIrvine, CA
 553Eastern Middle SchoolRiverside, CT
 530Mark Twain Middle SchoolAlexandria, VA
 530Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 516Central Middle SchoolGreenwich, CT
 512BASIS ScottsdaleScottsdale, AZ
 507South Washington County SchoolsCottage Grove, MN
 499Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 499Sweetwater Middle SchoolLawrenceville, GA
    
8G566Rancho San Joaquin Middle SchoolIrvine, CA
 564Miller Middle School/CUSDSan Jose, CA
 561Kennedy Junior HighNaperville, IL
 553Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 549Capitol Hill GT MagnetSaint Paul, MN
 546Andrew Carnegie Middle SchoolOrangevale, CA
 541Eastern Middle SchoolRiverside, CT
 538Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 522Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
 518Western Middle SchoolGreenwich, CT
   

 

Suddenly there’s a love affair with words in my classroom!

– 6th grade teacher from Florida

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