2024 National Finals Results

Tharptown High School of Russellville, Alabama took home the top prize at the 2024 National Finals on May 19, 2024 at Great Meadow in the The Plains, Va. Tharptown High School will go on to represent the United States in the International Rocketry Challenge at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2024.

In all, a record-breaking 922 teams from 45 states competed in the 2024 American Rocketry Challenge. Students designed, built, and launched rockets to exacting requirements as they competed for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. Below are the results for this year’s National Finals, as well as the Presentation and Marketing Competitions.

The top twenty-five finishers receive an invitation to participate in NASA’s Student Launch initiative to continue their exploration of rocketry with high-powered rockets and challenging mission parameters.

Check out the full results below:

2024 National Finals: Top 10 Teams

School/OrganizationCityStateFlight 1Flight 2Total
1$20,00024-0688Tharptown High SchoolRussellvilleAL314
2$15,00024-0694Spring Grove Area Middle SchoolSpring GrovePA527
3$12,50024-0428AIAA Orange County Section Team 1IrvineCA7.326.7214.04
4$10,00024-1659Festus High SchoolFestusMO91322
5$7,50024-0140Muscle Shoals High School Team 1Muscle ShoalsAL8.2815.3223.6
6$3,50024-0009North Marion High SchoolFarmingtonWV19.765.1224.88
7$2,50024-0595Hardin Valley Academy Team 1KnoxvilleTN7.0818.5625.64
8$2,50024-0405Harmony Science Academy El Paso Team 1El PasoTX14.8813.3628.24
9$2,50024-1494Butler County 4-HCincinnatiOH1317.5230.52
10$1,50024-0506Stony Brook SchoolStony BrookNY12.522032.52
Each school or organization for teams 1-5 also receives $1,000. Each school or organization for teams 6-10 also receives $500.

2024 Best First Time Finalist

Team NumberSchoolCityStateFlight 1Flight 2Total Score
24-0506Stony Brook SchoolStony BrookNew York12.522032.52
Awarded to the best team who is competing in the National Finals for the first time. The team wins $2,500 and the school receives $500.

2024 Presentation Competition

PlacePrizeTeam NumberTeam NameCityState
1$3,00024-0541St. Monica's Home SchoolRidgefieldCT
2$1,50024-0941Milpitas High SchoolMilpitasCA
Rookie$50024-0053Girl Scout Troop 76141PlainfieldIL
Awarded to the team who best showed off their hard work, explained their design, and demonstrated how test flight data drove decision making.

2024 Marketing Competition

PlacePrizeTeam NumberTeam NameCityState
1$3,00024-0237Olympia High SchoolOlympiaWA
2$1,50024-0412Shrewsbury High SchoolShrewsburyMA
Awarded to the team who created the best video that generated excitement about their team, the American Rocketry Challenge, and aerospace and space exploration.

The winning team also wins a custom logo and poster by 2046 Design, and custom merch featuring the team’s new logo.

2024 National Finals Flight Results

Team NameCityStateFlight 1Flight 2Total
124-0688Tharptown High SchoolRussellvilleAL314
224-0694Spring Grove Area Middle SchoolSpring GrovePA527
324-0428AIAA Orange County Section Team 1IrvineCA7.326.7214.04
424-1659Festus High SchoolFestusMO91322
524-0140Muscle Shoals High School Team 1Muscle ShoalsAL8.2815.3223.6
624-0009North Marion High SchoolFarmingtonWV19.765.1224.88
724-0595Hardin Valley Academy Team 1KnoxvilleTN7.0818.5625.64
824-0405Harmony Science Academy El Paso Team 1El PasoTX14.8813.3628.24
924-1494Butler County 4-HCincinnatiOH1317.5230.52
1024-0506Stony Brook SchoolStony BrookNY12.522032.52
1124-0833Heuvelton Central SchoolHeuveltonNY13.282437.28
1224-2040Civil Air Patrol Squadron 64La VerneCA8.232.3640.56
1324-0429AIAA Orange County Section Team 2IrvineCA835.643.6
1424-0533Richards R5 School District Team 1West PlainsMO836.244.2
1524-0262Interlake High School Team 1BellevueWA11.3234.2445.56
1624-0876Richards R5 School District Team 2West PlainsMO143347
1724-1222The Cornerstone School Team 1OcalaFL103848
1824-1154Carmel Valley STEM Youth Team 2San DiegoCA15.1634.4449.6
1924-1028Notre Dame Academy Los AngelesCA13.1244.1657.28
2024-0784Oregon Episcopal SchoolPortlandOR15.724762.72
2224-2050Maharishi SchoolFairfieldIA675.7281.72
2324-1423Oconee County High SchoolWatkinsvilleGA1172.5283.52
2424-0618Animas High SchoolDurangoCO18DQ18
The top twenty-five finishers receive an invitation to participate in NASA’s Student Launch initiative to continue their exploration of rocketry with high-powered rockets and challenging mission parameters.

Scores Based on Single Flight

Team NameCityStateFlight 1Flight 2Total
2524-1039Northridge Preparatory SchoolNilesIL22.9222.92
2524-1606Odle Middle School Team 1BellevueWA22.9222.92
2724-0515St. John Paul IIHuntsvilleAL2323
2824-0021East Fairmont Middle School Team 2FairmontWV25.3225.32
2924-0888Air Capital STEM ClubWichitaKS26.8426.84
3024-0296Anderson 1 & 2 Career & Technology CenterWilliamstonSC26.9626.96
3124-0735Medford Lakes Neeta School Team 1Medford LakesNJ28.5628.56
3224-0897East Aurora High SchoolEast AuroraNY2929
3324-0019East Fairmont Middle School Team 1FairmontWV30.8430.84
3424-0541St. Monica's HomeschoolRidgefieldCT32.0832.08
3524-0710Master Arts FestivalHawaiian GardensCA32.4832.48
3624-0419All Saints Episcopal School Team 1Fort WorthTX33.7233.72
3724-0074FIRE STEMUpper MarlboroMD3434
3824-0473Russellville High SchoolRussellvilleAL34.434.4
3924-1177Neuqua Valley High School Team 1NapervilleIL34.4434.44
3924-1209Newport High School Team 1BellevueWA34.4434.44
4124-0596Hardin Valley Academy Team 2KnoxvilleTN34.5234.52
4224-0966All Saints' Episcopal School Team 2Fort WorthTX34.7634.76
4324-1284Oakton High School Team 1ViennaVA37.8837.88
4424-0053Girl Scouts Troop 76141PlainfieldIL41.8441.84
4524-0367Homestead High SchoolFort WayneIN42.3242.32
4624-0388Young Engineers in ActionLa PalmaCA44.1644.16
4724-0263Interlake High School Team 2BellevueWA44.2844.28
4824-1769Clarence High SchoolClarenceNY44.6844.68
4924-0412Shrewsbury High SchoolShrewsburyMA45.6845.68
5024-2134Francis C. Hammond Middle School Alexandria VA46.246.2
5124-0690Spring Grove Area High SchoolSpring GrovePA4949
5224-1607Odle Middle School Team 2BellevueWA49.5249.52
5324-1717Bickyard Collaborative, Inc.AndoverMA5050
5424-0415Harmony Science Academy El Paso Team 2El PasoTX50.2850.28
5524-0410Lawrence County High SchoolMoultonAL51.6451.64
5624-1233Seabrook Intermediate School Team 1SeabrookTX53.1253.12
5724-1643Bronx High School of Science Team 2New YorkNY53.8853.88
5824-0736Explorer Post 1010RockvilleMD54.5254.52
5924-0401Victory Christian Center Middle SchoolCharlotteNC5555
6024-1307Northwest High SchoolJustinTX5656
6124-1200Onteora Central SchoolsBoicevilleNY56.8456.84
6224-0232Seckman Middle SchoolImperialMO59.5659.56
6324-0712Waubonsie Valley High SchoolAuroraIL60.9260.92
6424-1567duPont Manual High School Team 2LouisvilleKY6161
6524-1473The Vanguard School Team 1Colorado SpringsCO61.261.2
6624-1468South Brunswick High SchoolMonmouth JunctionNJ61.5661.56
6724-1311STEMZ EducationRedmondWA62.1662.16
6824-0502Noe Middle SchoolLouisvilleKY68.7268.72
6924-1656The Vanguard School Team 2Colorado SpringsCO69.9269.92
7024-0418Muscle Shoals High School Team 2Muscle ShoalsAL73.5673.56
7124-0153AIAA Plainfield-Naperville IL SectionPlainfieldIL73.6473.64
7224-1324Seabrook Intermediate School Team 2SeabrookTX74.0474.04
7324-0849Newark Memorial High SchoolNewarkCA78.1278.12
7424-0538Bronx High School of Science Team 1New YorkNY79.479.4
7524-0958Immaculate Heart of Mary SchoolCuyahoga FallsOH79.5679.56
7624-0654Center Senior High SchoolKansas CityMO81.6881.68
7724-1239Newport High School Team 2BellevueWA81.7281.72
7824-1778Oakton High School Team 2ViennaVA91.3291.32
7924-0206Fox Senior High SchoolArnoldMO93.893.8
8024-0094Wheaton High SchoolRockvilleMD96.7696.76
8124-0113Victory Christian Center High SchoolCharlotteNC103.2103.2
8224-0329Presidio High School Team 1PresidioTX104.08104.08
8324-1223The Cornerstone School Team 2OcalaFL107.4107.4
8424-0391Edison Academy Magnet SchoolEdisonNJ117.24117.24
8524-1890Immanuel Christian High SchoolAlexandriaVA125.28125.28
8624-0745Medford Lakes Neeta School Team 2Medford LakesNJ135.12135.12
8724-1507duPont Manual High School Team 1LouisvilleKY190.08190.08
8824-1675Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and ScienceAlbuquerqueNM202.8202.8
8924-0903Presidio High School Team 2PresidioTX259.48259.48
9024-2212Irvington High SchoolFremontCA442.48442.48
9124-0384American Youth Soccer Organization Region 174Granada HillsCADQDQ
9124-1040Carmel Valley STEM Youth Team 1San DiegoCADQDQ
9124-0408Center for Advanced Technical StudiesChapinSCDQDQ
9124-0668Commonwealth Charter AcademyHarrisburgPADQDQ
9124-0957LISA Academy North Middle-High SchoolNorth Little RockARDQDQ
9124-1179Neuqua Valley High School Team 2NapervilleILDQDQ
9124-1696Skyline High SchoolIssaquahWADQDQ
9824-1549Coleman High SchoolColemanTXDNFDNF
9824-0999McCracken County 4-HPaducahKYDNFDNF
9824-0811Thompson High SchoolAlabasterALDNFDNF