Madera County Academic Pentathlon

Sherman Thomas STEM Academy 7th grade and North Fork 8th grade team members
  • Congratulations Sherman Thomas STEM Academy and North Fork School!!

    More than 200 middle school students participated in the 2018-2019 Academic Pentathlon.  Students from 14 schools competed in a series of five academic tests on March 8.  Subject areas included fine arts, essay, literature, science, and social science.  Students demonstrated their knowledge of "The 1960s: A Transformational Decade during the Super Quiz on March 16.

    Sherman Thomas STEM Academy was the 7th grade champion team and North Fork School was the 8th grade champion team.  North Fork School came in second place in the 7th grade competition and Spring Valley Elementary School placed third.  Mountain Home School Charter came in second in the 8th grade competition and Sherman Thomas STEM Academy placed third.  North Fork Elementary School earned first place in the both the 7th and 8th grade Super Quiz competitions.  Sherman Thomas STEM Academy came in second in the 7th grade Super Quiz competition and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School placed third.  In 8th grade Super Quiz competition, Mountain Home Charter School came in second place and Wasuma and Sherman Thomas STEM Academy tied for third place. 

    Participating schools included:  Coarsegold Elementary School, Dixieland Elementary School, Eastin-Arcola Elementary School, Jack G. Desmond Middle School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Mountain Home School Charter, North Fork Elementary School, Ranchos Middle School, Raymond-Knowles Elementary School, Rivergold Elementary School, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy, Spring Valley School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Wasuma Elementary School.

    For more information or if your school would like to participate next year, please contact Kristi Winter, Coordinator, Student Events at (559) 662-3873 or e-mail

Pentathlon logo in the shape of a pentagon with a lamp and books in the middle
Girl smiling before taking a test
Student holding certificate and awards
Complete list of student medalists