By the numbers: 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Around 250,000 children from across all 50 states and 25 countries read 204,594,918 minutes in the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! We are so proud of everyone who participated in this important program. Check out our press release and the information below for program highlights and top school stats.

Happy #SummerReading!

Best in State

  • Alabama: Williams Intermediate School, Pell City (2,277,336)
  • Alaska: North Pole Elementary School, North Pole (113,004)
  • Arizona:  American Leadership Academy Anthem South K-6, Florence (176,613)
  • Arkansas: The New School, Fayetteville (374,733)
  • California: Hirsch Elementary School, Fremont (1,117,743)
  • Colorado: Prospect Ridge Academy, Broomfield (395,274)
  • Connecticut: Scotland Elementary School, Scotland (442,181)
  • Delaware: St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middletown (110,263)
  • Florida: Lake Nona Middle School, Orlando (3,845,623)
  • Georgia: Dodgen Middle School, Marietta (1,002,287)
  • Hawaii: Laie Elementary School, Laie (371,723)
  • Idaho: Peregrine Elementary School, Meridian (1,330,717)
  • Illinois: Western Aevnue Elementary School, Flossmoor (379,902)
  • Indiana: St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington (255,682)
  • Iowa: Clayton Ridge Elementary School, Guttenberg (216,312)
  • Kansas: St. Thomas Aquinas School, Wichita (715,842)
  • Kentucky: Veterans Park Elementary School, Lexington (995,118)
  • Louisiana: Lisa Park Elementary School, Houma (8,394,556)
  • Maine: Brewer Community School, Brewer (822,512)
  • Maryland: Fallsmead Elementary School, Rockville (338,144)
  • Massachusetts: James M. Quinn Elementary School, North Dartmouth (586,820)
  • Michigan: Daisy Brook Elementary, Fremont (810,689)
  • Minnesota: Maranatha Christian Acedemy, Brooklyn Park (470,995)
  • Mississippi: Annunciation Catholic School, Columbus (313,131)
  • Missouri: Clardy Elementary School, Kansas City (511,863)
  • Montana: Roosevelt Elementary, Great Falls (106,505)
  • Nebraska: West Dodge Station Elementary, Elkhorn (463,498)
  • Nevada:  Double Diamond Elementary School, Reno (205,616)
  • NewHampshire: Broken Ground Elementary School, Concord (310,601)
  • NewJersey: Newell Elementary School, Allentown (2,606,028)
  • NewMexico: University Hills Elementary School, Las Cruces (127,944)
  • NewYork: Village Elementary School, Hilton (1,164,622)
  • NorthCarolina: Etowah Elementary School, Etowah (1,391,814)
  • NorthDakota: Erik Ramsted Middle School, Minot (1,300,126)
  • Ohio: McKinley School Elementary, Lisbon (327,674)
  • Oklahoma: Northeast Elementary School, Owasso (295,037)
  • Oregon: Holy Cross Catholic School, Portland (247,859)
  • Pennsylvania: Bridge Valley Elementary School, Furlong (3,519,109)
  • RhodeIsland: Marieville Elementary School, North Providence (722,239)
  • SouthCarolina: Varennes Elementary School, Anderson (248,608)
  • SouthDakota: Castlewood Public School, Castlewood (64,790)
  • Tennessee: Crosswind Elementary School, Collierville (773,572)
  • Texas: Carroll Elementary School, Houston (7,598,058)
  • Utah: Saint John the Baptist Elementary        , Draper (433,633)
  • Vermont: Calais Elementary School, Plainfield (145,644)
  • Virginia: Ashburn Elementary School, Ashburn (1,298,048)
  • Washington: Highlands Elementary School, Renton (517,495)
  • WestVirginia: St. Francis Central Catholic School, Morgantown      (590,146)
  • Wisconsin: Hillcrest Elementary School, Chippewa Falls (946,226)
  • Wyoming: Little Snake River Valley School, Baggs (149,164)

Territories

  • U.S. Virgin Islands: Joseph A. Gomez Elementary School, Saint Thomas (3,821)
  • Puerto Rico: Robinson School, San Juan (50,056)

 

TOP 5 States with most minutes read:

  • Texas (43,054,527 reading minutes)
  • Florida (18,414,561 reading minutes)
  • Louisiana (11,130,883 reading minutes)
  • Pennsylvania (10,850,122 minutes)
  • Georgia (10,147,966 reading minutes)

 

International participation:

Schools from 25 countries and two U.S. territories added minutes to the Summer Reading Challenge. Five international schools read more than 100,000 minutes led by Greenoak International School, Port Harcourt, Nigeria with 1,196,525 minutes and Seoul Foreign School, Seoul, South Korea with 819,079 minutes logged. Top countries and territories included: Bahamas, Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Puerto Rico, United Arab Emirates and more.

 

Congratulations to all kids who participated in this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Be sure to keep reading for fun all year long.

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