El Camino Real Charter High has won the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 37th Annual Academic Decathlon, officials announced Sunday.

It was the 12th district title for the school.

The team took first place with 60,714.0 out of a possible score of 65,880.0. Current national champion Granada Hills Charter High School took second-place honors with 60,127.4 points.

Rounding out the top five places were Franklin High School with 58,103.4 points; Grant High School with 50,975.9 points and Bell High School with 50,736.3 points.

The winners were announced Sunday during a ceremony at Belmont High School. Hundreds of decathletes from 57 high schools attended, along with families, friends, teachers and school officials.

The El Camino Real Charter decathletes included Inesh Ahuja, Ashtar Fayoumi, Matthew Fitzmorris, Briana Lincoln, Rachel Markenson, Nolan Origer, Avery Tamura, Maya Teitz and Trevor Winnard. The coach is Stephanie Franklin.

El Camino Real won its first district decathlon in 1989. It captured the state and national crown in 1998, 2001 and 2014.

El Camino Real Charter and the 13 other top-scoring district schools will compete in the California Academic Decathlon, held March 23-25 in Sacramento.

Since 1987, LAUSD schools have won 22 state and 17 national titles.

–City News Service

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