El Camino Real Charter High School won the Los Angeles Unified School District’s “Super Quiz” competition Saturday, beating 58 other high school teams in the Academic Decathlon’s final event.
The Marshall High School team took second place and the reigning national, state and LAUSD decathlon champion, Granada Hills Charter High School, placed third.
The El Camino charter team scored 63 out of a possible 72 points in the game show-style contest, in which students have seven seconds to answer multiple-choice questions on a variety of subjects.
The Super Quiz counts for only about 5% of a team’s decathlon score, but it’s the most high-pressure event and is open to the public.
About 500 students competed in the L.A. Unified Super Quiz at the Roybal Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The winner of the district decathlon, to be announced Feb. 7, will go on to compete next month in the state Academic Decathlon in Sacramento.
Edgewood High School in West Covina tied with Redondo Union High School for first place in Saturday’s Los Angeles County Super Quiz , held at USC’s Galen Center.