Moorpark High School

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Moorpark High School
Moorpark High School logo
School Founded 1988
Team Established
History
City Moorpark, California
Team Colors Green and Gold
Principal Carrie Pentis
Head Coach Jen Silva,
Associate/Other Head Coach(es) Danielle Wight
National Championships 4 (1999, 2003, 2008, 2009)
State Championships 5 (1999, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009)
Regional/County Championships 12 (1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Region/County Location Ventura
Highest Finish First in National Finals (Four Times)
School Website {{{website}}}

Moorpark High School, based in Ventura County, California, has one of the most successful academic decathlon programs in the nation. The school has won 5 state championships and 4 national championships. For 4 years, Moorpark also held the record for the highest scoring team in Academic Decathlon history, which they broke twice in 2008 by scoring 52,879.4 and 53,119.4 points. Granada Hills Charter High School broke this record in 2012.

Moorpark honors decathletes Nathaniel Jones, Paul Watanabe, and Kris Sankaran have all scored over 9,000 points. Sankaran held the record for the highest individual score of all time (9,461.4 points) until 2016. The team was coached by Larry Jones, who retired after the 2008-2009 season. [1]

Moorpark is also the alum mater of Max Geiger, who produced one of the most remarkable Varsity score increases in history. Geiger went from below 8,000 at State/California/2003 to 8,703.4 at Nationals/2003.

Performance Chart
Year Regional Score Regional Rank State Score State Rank National Score National Rank
2016 40,432.0 3 40,635.5 46 - -
2015 39,238.9 4 DNQ DNQ - -
2014 39,657.1 2 38,824.6 45 - -
2013 Did Not Compete - - - - -
2012 Did Not Compete - - - - -
2011 Did Not Compete - - - - -
2010 Did Not Compete - - - - -
2009 51,638.1 1 50,752.9 1 51,289.5 1
2008 51,954.4 1 52,879 1 53,119.4 1
2007 47,151.2 1 49,584 3 - -
2006 49,280.2 1 48,036 3 - -
2005 48,692 1 48,765.1 2 - -
2004 Did Not Compete - - - - -
2003 49,693 1 49,910 1 51,423.5 1
2002 46,703 1 48,603 1 48,292 2
2001 43,278 1 44,455 2 - -
2000 49,528 2 50,011 2 - -
1999 47,938 1 49,391 1 50,225 1
1998 46,414 1 48,585 2 - -
1997 41,303 3 - - - -
1996 Did Not Compete - - - - -
1995 42,920 1 ? 4 - -
1994 42,759 1 ? ? - -
1993 39,401 2 - - - -
1992 ? 3 - - - -
1991 33,361 5 - - - -

Record Board[edit]

Overall Team: 2008 Nationals - 53,119.4

Super Quiz Team: 2008 Nationals - 5,940

Super Quiz Relay Team: 2007 State - 60/60

Honors: Kris Sankaran, 2009 State - 9,461.4

Scholastic: Chrissa Rutkai, 2008 Nationals - 8,867

Varsity: Colin Calle, 2008 Nationals - 8,928.7

Art: Justine Levan, 2008 Nationals - 1,000

Economics: Nathaniel Jones, 2003 State - 1,000

Interview: Sol Moon, 2009 Nationals; Christie Calle, 2007 State; Nathan Spinks, 2007 State - 1,000

Math: Angela Chen, 2008 Nationals; Nathaniel Jones, 2003 State - 1,000

Speech: Sarah Thiele, 2009 Nationals; Paul Watanabe, 2008 State; Christie Calle, 2008 State - 1,000

Super Quiz: Kris Sankaran, 2009 State; Justine Levan, 2008 Nationals; Chrissa Rutkai, 2008 Nationals; Paul Watanabe, 2008 Nationals; Jonah Buck, 2008 Nationals; Kris Sankaran, 2008 State - 1,000