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, Jennifer Escobedo Sigala
National Championships
State Championships
Regional/County Championships 2024, 2023, 2022, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009
Region/County Location San Bernardino County
Highest Finish 6th in California (2014, 2018)
School Website https://chs.cjuhsd.net/


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. Since 2009, 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 (nine). Between 2002-2024, Chaffey finished in the County Top 3 every year except one (2020). The team has won 12 County Championships since 2009.

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. Between 2009 and 2018, Chaffey was one of only three schools in California to finish in California's 1st Division each year--a select group that included El Camino Real Charter and Granada Hills Charter.

Performance Chart[edit]

Performance Chart
Year Regionals Score Score + SQ Rank State Score Score + SQ Rank
2024 41,338.9 NA 1 TBD NA TBD
2023 40,643.8 NA 1 41,708.9 NA 8
2022 38,701 NA 1 38,675.4 NA 7
2021 39,363.8 NA 3 40,495.7 NA 28
2020 37,730.1 41,860.1 4 NA NA NA
2019 42,120.6 46,600.6 3 43,521.4 47,091.4 20
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

Top Regionals Scores[edit]

Honors
Place Student Year Score
1 Diana Jimenez (County Champion) 2018 8,812.1
2 Jorge Torres 2018 8,640.6
3 Michael Rollins (County Champion) 2009 8,516.4
4 Alex Santos (County Champion) 2013 8,413
5 Brenda Castro (County Champion 2014 8,409.4
6 Aleena Jett 2019 8,330.3
7 Aleena Jett 2020 8,301.2
8 Gift Nnamdi 2019 8,229.4
9 Aleena Jett 2021 8,226
10 Madison Brown 2013 8,220.1
11 Nikki Salazar 2015 8,111.5
12 Casey (Felix) Moreno 2018 8,066.4
13 Andrew Broadbent 2006 8,036.4
14 Alondra Gonzalez 2016 8,022.1
15 Arielle Jett 2023 7,984
16 Arielle Jett (County Champion) 2024 7,959
Scholastic
Place Student Year Score
1 Lennon Murillo (County Champion) 2016 8,373
2 Joshua Escobar 2009 8,239
3 Aric Rosenveldt 2017 8,167
4 Edgar Ibarra 2014 8,129
5 Dylan Ventura (County Champion) 2023 8,088
6 Jeanette Chavira 2018 7,905.9
7 Jonathan Borrero (County Champion) 2012 7,890.7
8 Genevieve Hernandez 2015 7,848
Varsity
Place Student Year Score
1 Andrea McNellis 2009 7,976.4
2 Wil Jacobsen 2010 7,709
3 Paul Ramirez 2018 7,600.3
4 Quentin Caraway 2015 7,466
5 Andrew Haney 2009 7,386.4
6 Wil Jacobsen 2009 7,231.5

Top State Scores[edit]

Honors
Place Student Year Score
1 Diana Jimenez 2018 9,132.3
2 Sergio Barrios 2017 8,736.8
3 Jorge Torres 2018 8,479.6
4 Brenda Castro 2014 8,445.7
5 Aleena Jett 2021 8,259.7
6 Alex Santos 2013 8,255.7
7 Madison Brown 2013 8,220.1
8 Casey (Felix) Moreno 2018 8,208.3
9 Jeanette Rios 2014 8,112.1
10 Ema Vo 2019 8,104.9
11 Michael Andreas 2009 8,100.7
12 Gift Nnamdi 2019 8,099.6
13 Alondra Gonzalez 2016 8,082.1
14 Aric Rosenveldt 2016 8,024.8
15 Kassidy Zhang 2015 8,001.5
Scholastic
Place Student Year Score
1 Dylan Ventura 2023 9,025.7 (first in the Nation!)
2 Lennon Murillo 2015 8,590.8
3 Addy Barron 2018 8,124.1
4 Jasmin Castanon 2016 8,103.7
5 Jen Escobedo Sigala 2018 8056.4
6 Jeanette Chavira 2018 8006.7
7 Genevieve Hernandez 2015 7978
Varsity
Place Student Year Score
1 Paul Ramirez 2018 7,878
2 Luis Rodriguez 2014 7,754
3 Aman Singh 2018 7,683
4 Quentin Caraway 2015 7,466
5 Andrea McNellis 2009 7,395.7
6 Muneeb Abdelrahman 2017 7,378.7
7 Blake Costello 2017 7,349
8 Stephanie Suarez 2017 7,317.6
9 James Ochoa 2016 7291.5
10 Paul Gonzalez 2019 7,242.0
11 Wil Jacobsen 2009 7,204
12 Adrian Ochoa 2016 7,144.1
13 Wil Jacobsen 2010 7,133