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2015-2016 SAT Comparisons of
Local High School College-Bound Seniors
and Dorris-Eaton 7th and 8th Graders
(Middle School students take the same SAT as college-bound seniors.)
Average SAT Scores for Reading and Math Out of 1600
College Preparatory High School seniors 1468
Head-Royce High School seniors 1377
Athenian High School seniors 1331
Dorris-Eaton School 8th graders 1270
Dougherty Valley High School seniors 1265
Dorris-Eaton School 7th graders 1256
Bentley High School seniors 1251
San Ramon Valley High School seniors 1235
Campolindo High School seniors 1209
Miramonte High School seniors 1209
Acalanes High School seniors 1190
Monte Vista High School seniors 1188
California High School seniors 1162
Northgate High School seniors 1162
Los Lomas High School seniors 1152
Clayton Valley High School seniors 1031

California SAT Average seniors 991
National SAT Average seniors 1002

 

Dorris-Eaton Average SAT* Scores
for Reading and Math Out of 1600
    Eighth
Graders
Seventh
Graders
National
Average
  2014-2015 1270 1269 979
  2013-2014 1230 1206 1010
  2012-2013 1202 1149 1010
  2011-2012 1261 1172 1010
  2010-2011 1248 1198 1011

*The SAT is taken through the Johns Hopkins University Talent Search for Gifted Youth and is the same SAT taken by college-bound seniors.

 

At A Glance

 

WORD WISE

California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch, Young Writers Contest

An eighth grader placed 1st in Short Story.
A seventh grader placed 3rd in Short Story.
A sixth grader placed 2nd in Short Story.
An eighth grader placed 2nd in Poetry.
Spring 2017

Two eighth graders placed 1st and 2nd in Short Story.
Two sixth graders placed 2nd and 3rd in Short Story.
Two eighth graders placed 2nd and 3rd in Personal Narrative.
A seventh grader placed 2nd in Personal Narrative.
An eighth grader placed 3rd in Poetry.
Three seventh graders placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Poetry.
Two sixth graders placed 1st and 3rd in Poetry.
An eighth grader placed 1st in Humor.
Spring 2016

An eighth grader placed 1st in Short Story.
A seventh grader placed 1st in Short Story.
An eighth grader placed 3rd in Personal Narrative.
Two sixth graders placed 2nd and 3rd in Poetry.
Spring 2015

Veterans of Foreign Wars National Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

An eighth grader placed 2nd at the District Level. Her essay is now at the State level competition.
Fall 2016

A seventh graders placed 1st at the District Level. Her essay is now at the State level competition.
Fall 2015

Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center Unity Writing Contest

An eighth grader placed 1st in Essay.
A seventh grader placed 2nd in Essay.
A sixth grader placed 3rd in Essay.
A sixth grader placed 1st in Creative Writing.
A sixth grader placed 1st in Art.
Spring 2017

Two seventh graders tied for 2nd in Essay.
A sixth grader placed 3rd in Essay.
A sixth grader placed 1st in Creative Writing.
Spring 2016

An eighth grader placed 5th in Essay.
Two seventh graders placed 2nd and 5th in Creative Writing.
Two seventh graders placed 3rd and 4th in Essay.
A seventh grader placed 2nd in Art.
Spring 2015

Elk's Essay Contest

Grades 7-8 - An eighth grader placed 1st.
Grades 5-6 - A sixth grader placed 1st and two fifth graders placed 2nd and 3rd.
Spring 2015

Contra Costa/Alameda Spelling Bee

The 7th grade winner of the school Bee won 1st place at the county Bee and went on to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.
Spring 2015

 

SCIENCE AND MATH SCHOLARS

National Science League

An eighth grader had 1 of only 3 perfect scores in the nation. The eighth grade team placed 5th out of 13 schools and the seventh grade team placed 5th out of 16 schools.
Spring 2017

A seventh grader had the only perfect score in the nation. The eighth grade team placed 4th out of 18 schools and the seventh grade team placed 3rd out of 28 schools.
Spring 2016

An eighth grader had the only perfect score in the nation and a sixth grader was 1 of 10 students in the nation to score 39/40. The eighth grade team placed 2nd out of 22 schools; the seventh grade team placed 2nd out of 34 schools; the sixth grade team placed 6th out of 88 schools; and the fifth grade team placed 9th out of 78 schools.
Spring 2015

The eighth grade team placed 7th out of 26 schools; the seventh grade team placed 1st out of 35 schools; the sixth grade team placed 2nd out of 102 schools; and the fifth grade team placed 12th out of 104 schools.
Spring 2014

Sandia Lab's Bay Area Science Bowl

The eighth grade team placed 5th out of 24 participating teams.
Spring 2017

The seventh/eighth grade team placed 3rd out of 24 participating teams.
Winter 2014

American Math Competition

AMC8 (for eighth grade and below) - Two eighth graders scored in the top 1% of the nation. A seventh grader and two sixth graders scored in the top 5% in the nation.
AMC10A (for tenth graders and below) - An eighth grader scored in the top 1% in the nation. An eighth grader and a sixth grader scored in the top 25% in the nation.
AMC10B (for tenth grade and below) - A seventh grader scored in the top 1% in the nation. Two eighth graders scored in the top 25% in the nation.
Winter 2017

AMC8 (for eighth grade and below) - Three eighth graders scored in the top 1% of the nation. An eighth grader, a seventh grader, and a sixth grader scored in the top 5% in the nation.
Winter 2016

AMC8 (for eighth grade and below) - Two eighth graders and a seventh grader scored in the top 1% of the nation. Two eighth graders, two seventh graders, and a sixth grader scored in the top 5% of the nation.
AMC10A (for tenth graders and below) - Two seventh graders scored in the top 1% in the nation. An eighth grader and a seventh grader scored in the top 25% in the nation.
AMC10B (for tenth graders and below) - A seventh grader scored in the top 1% in the nation. An eighth grader and a seventh grader scored in the top 25% in the nation.
Winter 2015

MathCounts

Alameda/Contra Costa County Competition - The team placed 7th out of 175 participants. A seventh grader placed 2nd in tournament scoring.
Spring 2017

Alameda/Contra Costa County Competition - The team placed 1st out of 210 participants. Three eighth graders placed 3rd, 4th, and 10th in tournament scoring.
State Competition – Out of 160 participants, the team placed 5th in the state. Two eighth graders placed 5th and 16th in tournament scoring.
Spring 2016

Alameda/Contra Costa County Competition - The team placed 2nd out of 300 participants. In the speed round, an eighth grader tied for 1st and two seventh grader tied for 4th and 5th.
State Competition - Out of 200 participants, the team placed 8th in the State. Of the Alameda/ Contra Costa teams participating, our team placed 1st. Two seventh graders placed 1st and 6th out of all seventh graders. A seventh grader placed 4th out of all junior high participants.
Spring 2015

 

FUTURE STATESMEN

National Middle School Debate Tournament - 4th place and 19th place.
Spring 2015

NorCal Interleague Debate Tournament - 52 Teams from the East and South Bay and Sacramento
2nd place for the school with highest win percentage.
4th place finish for team.
5th, 6th, and 8th places for individual speaker points.
Spring 2015

East Bay Debate League 2017-2018

Tournament 1 (168 debaters)
2nd and 3rd place for team.
1st, 2nd, 5th, and 15th place for individual speaker points.
Fall 2017

Tournament 2 (168 debaters)
1st place for school with highest win percentage.
3rd, 6th, and 10th place for team.
1st, 4th, 10th, 13th, and 15th place for individual speaker points.
Winter 2017

East Bay Debate League 2016-2017

Tournament 1 (147 debaters)
2nd place for school with highest win percentage.
2nd and 3rd place for team.
4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 13th, and 14th place for individual speakers points.
Fall 2016

Tournament 2 (138 debaters)
2nd place for school with highest win percentage.
3rd place for team.
9th and 11th place for individual speaker points.
Winter 2016

Tournament 3 (135 debaters)
2nd place for school with highest win percentage.
1st and 4th place for team.
3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th, and 14th place for individual speaker points.
Winter 2017

Tournament 4 (130 debaters)
2nd place for school with highest win percentage.
2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th place for team.
3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 10th, and 11th place for individual speaker points.
Spring 2017

Northwest Regional Debate Championship
2nd, 3rd, and 11th place for individual speaker points.
Spring 2017

East Bay Debate League 2015-2016

Tournament 1 (150 debaters)
1st place for team.
3rd, 4th, 10th, and 15th place for individual speaker points.
Fall 2015

Tournament 2 (159 debaters)
3rd place for team.
3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 11th place for individual speaker points.
Winter 2015

Tournament 3 (150 debaters)
1st place for the school with the highest win percentage.
1st and 2nd place for team.
3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 13th places for individual speaker points.
Winter 2016

Tournament 4 (135 debaters)
1st place for the school with the highest win percentage.
1st, 2nd, and 5th place for team.
1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th place for individual speaker points.
Spring 2016

Northwest Regional Debate Championship
1st place for the school with the highest win percentage.
4th, 5th, and 9th place for team.
3rd, 9th, and 12th place for individual speaker points.
Spring 2016

East Bay Debate League 2014-2015
Tournament 1 (132 debaters)
1st place for the school with highest win percentage.
1st place for team.
2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 12th, and 14th place for individual speaker points.
Fall 2014

Tournament 2 (150 debaters)
1st place for the school with highest win percentage.
1st place for team.
2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 13th, and 15th place for individual speaker points.
Winter 2014

Tournament 3 (117 debaters)
1st place for the school with the highest win percentage.
1st and 3rd place for team.
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th place for individual speaker points.
Winter 2015

Tournament 4 (111 debaters)
2nd place for team.
4th, 7th, and 9th place for individual speaker points.
Spring 2015

 

ATHLETIC PROWESS

Playing at the 8B level, the boys’ basketball team finished 1st in the league tournament.
Spring 2016

Playing at the eighth grade level, the boys’ basketball team finished 1st in the league tournament.
Spring 2015

Playing at the 8B level, the girls’ volleyball team finished 1st in the league tournament.
Fall 2015

 

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR TALENTED YOUTH

A third grader and a seventh grader received High Honors for SCAT State Awards. Nine seventh graders received High Honors for SAT/ACT State Awards.
Spring 2017

A second grader and a fourth grader received High Honors for SCAT State Awards. Four seventh graders and four eighth graders received High Honors for SAT/ACT State Awards.
Spring 2016

Four second graders, two third graders, and two sixth graders received High Honors for SCAT State Awards. Nine seventh graders and an eighth grader received High Honors for SAT/ACT State Awards.
Spring 2015

A third grader, a fourth grader, and a fifth grader received High Honors for SCAT State Awards.
A fifth grader received High Honors for STB State Awards. Fifteen seventh and four eighth graders received High Honors for SAT/ACT State Awards.
Spring 2014

 



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