2017-18 WordMasters Challenge 
Year End Results

We are happy to announce the final results of the 31st annual WordMasters Challenge™.  Please check out the tables below for the Top Ten teams in each division, as well as the cumulative scores required to qualify for each level of special honors.

We are busy putting together the word lists and tests for the 2018-19 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 2017-18 WordMasters Challenge™.

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:

Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8
Highest Honors 56 58 58 55 55 57
High Honors 49 48 48 51 53 53
Honorable Mention 28 25 23 38 44 44

 

Please click here to download a list of all students who achieved Highest Honors in the 2017-18 WordMasters Challenge™ - Blue Division.  

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

Congratulations to the following Outstanding Teams in the Blue Division:

GRADE SCORE SCHOOL LOCATION
3 569 The Hockaday School Dallas, TX
  567 Sunnyside School Shelton, CT
  558 Coopertown Elementary School Havertown, PA
  551 Breck School Golden Valley, MN
  550 Chestnutwold Elementary School Havertown, PA
  548 South Washington County Schools Cottage Grove, MN
  545 Rutledge Hall Lincolnwood, IL
  545 St. Agnes Academy-St.Dominic School Memphis, TN
  542 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
  541 Codington Elementary School Wilmington, NC
       
4 592 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  570 Laurence School Valley Glen, CA
  558 Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School Greenlawn, NY
  557 Arcado Elementary School Lilburn, GA
  553 Prairie Vista Elementary Granger, IN
  548 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
  546 Solana Ranch Elementary San Diego, CA
  545 Daves Creek Elementary Cumming, GA
  544 Three Chopt Elementary School Henrico, VA
  541 Springfield Park Elementary Glen Allen, VA
       
5 576 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  565 Chestnutwold Elementary School Havertown, PA
  552 Prairie Vista Elementary Granger, IN
  551 Charles Wright Academy Tacoma, WA
  547 Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School Greenlawn, NY
  546 Codington Elementary School Wilmington, NC
  544 Daves Creek Elementary Cumming, GA
  539 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  537 REACH Program / Fairlawn Schools Fair Lawn, NJ
  536 Oxbow Creek Elementary Champlin, MN
  536 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
       
6 553 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  553 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  542 The Magellan Charter School Raleigh, NC
  538 Lincoln Junior High School Naperville, IL
  536 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  530 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  521 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  521 Rotolo Middle School Batavia, IL
  520 Twin Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN
  520 Silverbrook Elementary Fairfax Station, VA
       
7 561 Carleton Washburne Winnetka, IL
  546 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  541 Big Apple Academy Brooklyn, NY
  536 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  536 Boulan Park Middle School Troy, MI
  530 Twin Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN
  525 Hong Kong International School Hong Kong, MA
  524 Kaneland Harter Middle School Sugar Grove, IL
  521 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  519 Manhattan Junior High School Manhattan, IL

 

 

GOLD DIVISION:

Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8
Highest Honors 57 58 58 56 56 58
High Honors 53 52 52 53 54 54
Honorable Mention 44 40 42 43 46 47

 

Please click here to download a list of all students who achieved Highest Honors in the 2017-18 WordMasters Challenge™ - Gold Division.  

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

Congratulations to the following Outstanding Teams in the Gold Division:

GRADE SCORE SCHOOL LOCATION
3 577 Spring Hill Elementary School McLean, VA
  561 Bibich Elementary School Dyer, IN
  560 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  551 Speyer Legacy School New York, NY
  550 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  544 The Anderson School New York, NY
  541 The Avery Coonley School Downers Grove, IL
  536 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  526 Springfield Estates Elementary School Springfield, VA
  523 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
       
4 583 St. Mark's School of Texas Dallas, TX
  577 Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Stow, OH
  575 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  575 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  574 Nysmith School Herndon, VA
  572 Speyer Legacy School New York, NY
  567 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  566 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  564 Haycock Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  562 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
       
5 573 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  566 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  565 Haycock Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  564 Bellevue Public Schools Bellevue, NE
  564 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  554 BASIS Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ
  547 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  546 Pinewood Community School Eagan, MN
  545 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  541 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
       
6 576 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  564 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  564 Spring Hill Elementary School McLean, VA
  542 Central Road School Palatine, IL
  537 Pleasant Hill School Palatine, IL
  534 Marion Jordan School Palatine, IL
  527 Frank C. Whiteley School Palatine, IL
  525 Rolling Hills Country Day School Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  522 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  522 Northbrook Middle School Suwanee, GA
       
7 575 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  570 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  541 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  536 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  526 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  523 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  520 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  518 Western Middle School Greenwich, CT
  517 Geneva Middle School South Geneva, IL
  517 Rolling Hills Country Day School Rolling Hills Estates, CA
       
8 587 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  578 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  571 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  563 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  550 Western Middle School Greenwich, CT
  544 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  538 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  537 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  533 Clinton Township Middle School Clinton, NJ
  529 Capitol Hill GT Magnet Saint Paul, MN

 

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