Granada Hills Charter High School

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Granada Hills Charter High School
Granada Hills Charter High School logo
School Founded 1960
Team Established 2003
History 6-time national champions in the past 7 years
City Granada Hills, California
Team Colors Green, Black, and White
Principal Brian Bauer
Head Coach Alina Lee and Beatrice Dimaunahan
Associate/Other Head Coach(es)
National Championships 6 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
State Championships 6 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Regional/County Championships 7 (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Region/County Location LAUSD
Highest Finish National Champions (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
School Website http://www.ghchs.com/

Granada Hills Charter High School

10535 Zelzah Ave., Granada Hills, CA 91344

Phone: 818.360.2361

Fax: 818.363.9504

Team History[edit]

Granada Hills Charter came to prominence in Academic Decathlon in the 2003-2004 competition season, a year after becoming a charter school. In 2004, GHCHS placed fifth in LAUSD with 45,636.8 points and advanced to the California state competition, where they placed 4th with 47,844 points. In 2005, Granada Hills once again placed fifth in LAUSD, scoring 46,293.6 points, but then made a remarkable improvement, placing 3rd at state with 48,194.5 points and coming within 900 points of clinching a state championship. The 2006 Granada Hills team placed third at LAUSD with 47,311.6 points, behind superpowers El Camino Real and Taft. However, they declined to 45,681.8 at the California state competition and placed fifth overall.

The 2007 Granada Hills Charter team became one of the greatest teams in the history of the California Academic Decathlon. Led by coach Nicholas Weber, this squad of eight females and one male scored 49,775 points to win the LAUSD city title. Granada Hills entered the state competition with the highest regional score in the nation. At state, Granada Hills and North Hollywood tied for third in the Super Quiz oral relay with 58 points, just behind El Camino Real's 59 points and Moorpark's 60 points. The individual overall results hinted that Granada Hills might win its first state title: Granada Hills was the only Division 1 team on which three individuals received overall medals; El Camino, Moorpark, and North Hollywood only received one individual medal each. Granada Hills varsity Dustin McKenzie placed third with 8,235 points, scholastic Eunice Lee third with 8,544 points, and honors Allison Quach third with 8,620 points. However, El Camino Real improved their score from regionals by a shocking 1,600 points and wrested the state tile away from Granada Hills. El Camino Real scored 50,486.4, just 210 points above Granada Hills' 50,276.3.

In 2008, Granada Hills Charter placed 6th at regionals and state with 46,165 and 48,914 points, respectively. The 2009 team posted a score of 45,762.9 to take fifth place at the LAUSD regionals, but only placed 11th at state with 45,599.4 points.

Granada's incredibly well-rounded 2010 team placed third in California with the third highest score in the nation. This momentum continued in 2011 and soared in 2012 with Granada Hills Charter winning LAUSD, California State, and Nationals both years, shattering many Academic Decathlon records in the process. Granada again captured the regional, state, and national titles in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Performance Chart[edit]

Year Round 1 Score Round 1 Rank Regionals Score Regionals Rank States Score States Rank Nationals Score Nationals Rank
2018 34,371.5 4 54,387.4 2 55,069.2 2 DNC DNC
2017 33,985.8 5 54,914.7 1 55,211.0 1 54,507.7 1
2016 34,514.3 4 55,175.7 1 55,749.6 1 54,195.1 1
2015 32,977.2 4 54,292.1 1 54,165.3 1 53,592.3 1
2014 31,914.1 3 51,378.4 2 52,489.1 2 52,392.4 2
2013 29,834 4 51,779.7 1 51,590.5 1 51,319.6 1
2012 33,496 1 51,913.3 1 52,327.4 1 54,081.8 1
2011 30,901 2 49,104.9 1 50,800.9 1 52,113.5 1
2010 30,401 2 47,428.8 3 49,120.1 3 DNC DNC
2009 28,621 4 45,762.9 5 45,599.4 11 DNC DNC
2008 31,354 4 46,165.0 6 48,914.0 6 DNC DNC
2007 32,114 2 49,775.0 1 50,276.3 2 DNC DNC
2006 ? ? 47,311.6 3 45,681.8 5 DNC DNC
2005 ? ? 46,293.6 5 48,194.5 3 DNC DNC
2004 27,355 6 45,636.8 5 47,844.0 4 DNC DNC

Overall Individual Scores[edit]

Updated as of 2017.

Top Nationals Scores[edit]

Honors
Place Student Year Score
1 Melissa Santos 2017 9,551.4
2 Melissa Santos 2016 9,511.3
3 Sean Wejebe 2012 9,441.7
4 Lev Tauz 2012 9,430.7
5 Fernando Sanchez 2015 9,272.9
Scholastic
Place Student Year Score
1 Mark Aguila 2017 9,224.4
2 Christopher Lo 2017 9,120.3
3 Peter Shin 2017 8,957.0
4 Jasmin Kim 2015 8,921.4
5 Jenean Docter 2015 8,882.9
Varsity
Place Student Year Score
1 Jimmy Wu 2012 9,182.5
2 Sebastian Gonzalez 2017 8,914.6
3 Tanthai Pongstien 2015 8,879.6
4 Christopher Lo 2016 8,872.0
5 Julian Duran 2016 8,862.4

Top State Scores[edit]

Honors
Place Student Year Score
1 Joshua Lin 2016 9,600.0
2 Melissa Santos 2017 9,575.1
3 Fernando Sanchez 2015 9,449.1
4 Irene Lee 2015 9,387.4
5 Melissa Santos 2016 9,294.0
Scholastic
Place Student Year Score
1 Mark Aguila 2017 9,427.0
2 Mark Aguila 2016 9,401.0
3 Peter Shin 2017 9,178.3
4 Christopher Lo 2017 9,127.8
5 Harsimar Dhanoa 2011 8,915.0
Varsity
Place Student Year Score
1 Julian Duran 2016 9,376.2
2 Christopher Lo 2016 9,167.0
3 Sabrina Carlos 2017 9,030.2
4 Tanthai Pongstien 2015 8,949.9
5 Sebastian Gonzalez 2017 8,878.4

Top Regionals Scores[edit]

Honors
Place Student Year Score
1 Joshua Lin 2016 9,641.4
2 Melissa Santos 2016 9,603.1
3 Melissa Santos 2017 9,515.0
4 Irene Lee 2015 9,461.4
5 Dilawar Khan 2018 9,435.0
Scholastic
Place Student Year Score
1 Siddharth Kunche 2018 9,250.4
2 Peter Shin 2017 9,203.3
3 Mark Aguila 2016 9,200.0
4 Mark Aguila 2017 9,191.4
5 Amy Conteras 2018 9,077.8
Varsity
Place Student Year Score
1 Julian Duran 2016 9,189.2
2 Sebastian Gonzalez 2018 9,111.4
3 Sebastian Gonzalez 2017 9,094.3
4 Tanthai Pongstien 2015 8,979.9
5 Jorge Zepeda 2015 8,963.0