Chaffey High School

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Chaffey High School
Chaffey High School logo
School Founded 1911
Team Established 1983
History
City Ontario
Team Colors Orange and Black
Principal Christina Martinez
Head Coach Steven Mercado
Associate/Other Head Coach(es) Patty Gulino, Tom James, Erin Banis, John Fort
National Championships
State Championships
Regional/County Championships 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009
Region/County Location San Bernardino County
Highest Finish 6th in California (2014, 2018)
School Website http://chs-cjuhsd-ca.schoolloop.com/


Team History[edit]

Chaffey High School is located in Ontario, California, in the western end of the Inland Empire in San Bernardino County. The school's Academic Decathlon program dates back to 1983 and the team earned several Top 5 County finishes between 1983-1997. Steven Mercado, an AP U.S. and European History teacher at the school, took over head-coaching duties beginning in the 1997-98 season. In the past twenty-two years Chaffey has earned San Bernardino County records for most consecutive County Championships (seven), highest-ever team score (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), and most Top 10 finishes in the California Academic Decathlon (six). Since 2002-2003, Chaffey has finished in the County Top 3 every year. The team has won nine County Championships in the past ten years.

The team's break-through season came in 2008-2009 when the Tigers won their first-ever County Championship and finished Round 2 with the third-highest score in the nation. Since 2009, Chaffey is one of only three schools in California to finish in California's 1st Division each year--a select group that includes El Camino Real Charter and Granada Hills Charter.

Performance Chart[edit]

Performance Chart
Year Regionals Score Score + SQ Rank State Score Score + SQ Rank
2018 47,665.5 52,425.5 1 49,352.8 54,182.8 6
2017 45,392.7 49,742.7 1 46,388.9 N/A 11
2016 46,152.7 50,577.7 1 47,236.9 51,736.9 13
2015 46,054.8 50,479.8 1 45,979.6 50,404.6 10
2014 41,959.0 46,084.0 1 46,245.2 50,220.2 6
2013 45,153.7 48,753.7 1 44,479.4 48,979.4 7
2012 42,848.9 N/A 1 42,741.7 N/A 17
2011 42,429.9 N/A 2 41,787.8 N/A 20
2010 43,839.7 N/A 1 42,879.3 N/A 8
2009 47,714 N/A 1 46,059.6 N/A 9
2008 41,231 N/A 2 DNC N/A DNC

School Records[edit]