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Top Scores
Individuals: Scores Over 9000

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National Top Scorers

Record-Breaking Individuals

Divisional Top Scorers

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Record-Breaking Teams

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There is a list of historic top 10 scorers here.

Individual Scores over 9,000[edit]

The following people have confirmed scores of 9,000 points or more in official Academic Decathlon competitions. Each person is ranked only once, unless he/she broke 9,000 in different years, which are accomplishments that should be honored separately.

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Rank Student Division School State Year Level Score
1 (tie) Kris Sankaran Honors Moorpark High School California 2009 State 9,461.4
1 (tie) Irene Lee Honors Granada Hills Charter High School California 2015 Regionals 9,461.4
Kris Sankaran Honors Moorpark California 2009 Regionals 9,452.8
2 Fernando Sanchez Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2015 State 9,449.1
3 Sean Wejebe Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Nationals 9,441.7
4 Lev Tauz Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Nationals 9,430.7
5 Marvin Paparisto Honors Marshall High School California 2014 State 9,404.2
Irene Lee Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2015 State 9,387.4
6 Shivam Dave Honors Pearland High School Texas 2014 Regionals 9,340.8
7 Ethan Waldman Honors El Camino Real Charter California 2015 State 9,330.8
8 Alli Blonski Honors Waukesha West High School Wisconsin 2008 Nationals 9,321.2
9 Sophy Lee Honors Pearland Texas 2008 Nationals 9,303.8
10 David Haughney Honors Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 Nationals 9,300.8
11 Isabel Salovaara Honors Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Illinois 2008 Regionals 9,300
12 Daniel Berdichevsky Honors William Howard Taft High School California 1994 Regionals 9,297
13 Jason Simon Honors Edward S. Marcus High School Texas 1999 State 9,295
Shivam Dave Honors Pearland Texas 2014 Nationals 9,290.1
14 Jimmy Qiu Honors Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 Nationals 9,288.7
15 Sarah Stevenson Honors James E. Taylor High School Texas 2013 State 9,281.9
16 Kris Sankaran Honors Moorpark California 2008 Nationals 9,276.8
Fernando Sanchez Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2015 Nationals 9,272.9
17 Tom Yang Honors Woodbridge California 2006 Regionals 9,258
18 Sandra Vadhin Scholastic El Camino Real Charter California 2014 Nationals 9,256.0
19 (tie) Jakob Hansen Honors Red Mountain Arizona 2008 State 9,252.9
19 (tie) Marvin Paparisto Honors Marshall California 2013 Regionals 9,252.9
20 Clare Zhang Honors James E. Taylor High School Texas 2012 Regionals 9,252.8
Clare Zhang Honors James E. Taylor Texas 2012 State 9,241.2
21 Missy Bailey Honors James E. Taylor Texas 2000 State 9,241
22 Jedediah Brinton Honors Mountain View Mesa High School Arizona 1998 Nationals 9,233
23 Erin Hutchinson Honors Red Mountain Arizona 2004 State 9,229
24 Nancy Fu Honors El Camino Real California 1998 Nationals 9,228
25 (tie) Nick Vitolo Scholastic James E. Taylor Texas 2000 Nationals 9,225
25 (tie) Peter Cho Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2015 Regionals 9,225.0
Kris Sankaran Honors Moorpark California 2009 Nationals 9,219.5
26 Connie Chang Honors James E. Taylor Texas 1998 Nationals 9,218
27 Avalon Owens Honors Centennial Idaho 2008 Nationals 9,214.1
28 Austin Kang Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2011 Nationals 9,213.7
29 Susan Rundell Honors Scarborough Maine 2012 State 9,213
30 Jonathan Xu Honors Seven Lakes High School Texas 2012 Regionals 9,211
31 Anne Zhou Honors Clear Lake Texas 2015 Regionals 9,206.7
32 Christopher Lamie Honors Weymouth Massachusetts 2000 State 9,204
Sean Wejebe Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Regionals 9,199.2
33 Ben Drake Honors Edison High School California 2015 Regionals 9,195.6
Ethan Waldman Honors El Camino Real Charter California 2015 Regionals 9,191.7
Sean Wejebe Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2012 State 9,190.9
34 Nicole Chu Honors Cinco Ranch Texas 2012 Regionals 9,190.6
35 Greta Baranowski Honors Mountain View Mesa Arizona 2004 Nationals 9,189.4
36 Luke Minton Honors El Paso Coronado Texas 2015 Regionals 9,188.6
Peter Cho Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2015 Regionals 9,186.4
37 Kailin Li Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2014 Nationals 9,185.3
38 Jimmy Wu Varsity Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Nationals 9,182.5
39 Jonathan Xu Honors Seven Lakes Texas 2011 State 9,181.6
40 Ethan Arnold Honors Pearland Texas 2015 Regionals 9,178.2
41 Venus Vakhshori Honors El Camino Real California 2007 Nationals 9,177.0
42 Elise Matsusaka Honors South Pasadena California 2015 State 9,171.0
Isabel Salovaara Honors Whitney Young Illinois 2008 State 9,167.7
43 Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani Honors Keller High School Texas 2002 State 9,167
Avalon Owens Honors Centennial Idaho 2008 Regionals 9,164.9
Kris Sankaran Honors Moorpark California 2008 Regionals 9,162
44 Kevin Li Honors Woodbridge California 2015 Regionals 9,161.1
45 Chris Chou Honors Cedar Shoals High School Georgia 1998 State 9,160
46 Thomas Moore Honors Edison High School California 2014 State 9,159.7
47 Biyang Wang Honors Whitney Young Illinois 2009 Nationals 9,156.7
Marvin Paparisto Honors Marshall California 2014 Regionals 9,154.3
48 Sally Jiao Honors West Windsor-Plainsboro South New Jersey 2014 State 9,153.0
Anne Zhou Honors Clear Lake Texas 2015 State 9,151.0
49 Samuel Hord Honors Mountain View Mesa Arizona 2008 Nationals 9,150.5
50 Amit Gupta Honors James E. Taylor Texas 2000 State 9,148
Nancy Fu Honors El Camino Real California 1998 State 9,147
51 Andrew Michael Ly Honors Westminster California 2015 Regionals 9,145.4
Amit Gupta Honors James E. Taylor Texas 2000 Nationals 9,143
52 Divya Prajapati Honors Woodbridge California 2015 Regionals 9,141.4
53 Timothy Anderson Honors University High School California 2012 State 9,140.9
54 Hope Wallace Honors Rockwall High School Texas 2014 Regionals 9,140.7
55 Amit Gupta Honors James E. Taylor Texas 1999 State 9,140
Ethan Arnold Honors Pearland Texas 2015 State 9,136.9
Isabel Salovaara Honors Whitney Young Illinois 2008 Nationals 9,135.5
Kris Sankaran Honors Moorpark California 2008 State 9,135.1
56 Marin Young Honors Richardson Texas 2014 State 9,134.8
57 Jeff Spence Honors Waukesha West Wisconsin 2009 State 9,128
58 Kenneth Huh Honors Marshall California 2015 Regionals 9,125.1
59 Alex Pai Honors Oak Park California 2015 Regionals 9,125.0
60 Dean Schaffer Honors Taft California 2006 Regionals 9,121.4
Elise Matsusaka Honors South Pasadena California 2015 Regionals 9,119.2
61 JoAnna Rodenberg Honors Nimitz High School Texas 2000 State 9,115
Lev Tauz Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2012 State 9,114.2
62 Tim You Honors Whitney Young Illinois 2015 Nationals 9,111.7
Peter Cho Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2015 Nationals 9,110.0
63 Shivam Dave Honors Pearland Texas 2013 Regionals 9,107.1
Fernando Sanchez Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2015 Regionals 9,106.7
64 Jamin Speer Honors Lubbock Monterey Texas 2003 State 9,106
Jakob Hansen Honors Red Mountain Arizona 2008 Regionals 9,105
Nick Vitolo Scholastic James E. Taylor Texas 2000 State 9,104
65 Tyson Rogers Honors Mountain View Mesa Arizona 1992 Nationals 9,100
Ethan Arnold Honors Pearland Texas 2015 Nationals 9,100.0
66 Helen Durand Honors El Camino Real California 2007 Nationals 9,099.7
67 Vik Shirvaikar Honors Liberty High School Texas 2015 State 9,098.0
68 Daniel Wang Honors West Torrance California 2014 State 9,094.9
69 Keith Yost Honors Edison California 2004 State 9,093
70 Jenny Baek Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2014 State 9,092.8
71 Atish Sawant Scholastic Taft California 2006 Nationals 9,091.7
Jeffrey Spence Honors Waukesha West Wisconsin 2009 Nationals 9,090.7
72 Fayyaz Ahamed Honors University California 2015 Regionals 9,089.3
73 Cary Opel Honors Simi Valley High School California 2000 Nationals 9,089
74 Andy Steinhauser Honors Friendswood High School Texas 2004 State 9,087
Greta Baranowski Honors Mountain View Mesa Arizona 2004 State 9,085
Nicole Chu Honors Cinco Ranch Texas 2012 State 9,084.7
Timothy Anderson Honors University California 2012 Regionals 9,083
Andrew Michael Ly Honors Westminster California 2015 State 9,080.7
75 Andrew Miller Honors Northside College Prep Illinois 2004 State 9,080
76 Crystal Lin Honors James E. Taylor Texas 2013 State 9,077.1
77 Jon Laux Honors Catholic Memorial High School Wisconsin 1998 State 9,075
Divja Prajapati Honors Woodbridge California 2015 State 9,074.8
78 Hamidah Mahmud Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2013 Regionals 9,074.3
79 Ben Hannel Honors Westlake California 2015 Regionals 9,074.0
Elise Matsusaka Honors South Pasadena California 2015 Nationals 9,074.0
Hope Wallace Honors Rockwall Texas 2014 Nationals 9,071.7
Ben Drake Honors Edison California 2015 State 9,071.2
80 Thomas Krane Honors Palisades Charter High School California 2008 State 9,068.8
81 (tie) Chaney Tse Honors Mark Keppel California 2015 State 9,068.0
81 (tie) Maria McQuaide Honors Penns Valley Pennsylvania 2015 State 9,068
82 Julia Lu Honors Friendswood Texas 2014 State 9,067.0
Daniel Berdichevsky Honors Taft California 1994 Nationals 9,065
Jenny Baek Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2014 Regionals 9,060.7
Shivam Dave Honors Pearland Texas 2014 State 9,060.6
83 Jeremy Morris Honors J. Frank Dobie High School Texas 2011 Nationals 9,059.4
84 Nathaniel Jones Honors Moorpark California 2003 State 9,058
85 Stephen Bergauer Honors Hamilton Arizona 2012 State 9,051
86 Richard Wu Honors Clear Lake Texas 2015 Regionals 9,049.0
87 Michael Averitt Scholastic Nimitz Texas 1998 State 9,048
88 Edie Wu Honors Pearland Texas 2008 Regionals 9,046.4
89 Douglas Wu Honors Beverly Hills California 2015 Regionals 9,045.0
Vik Shirvaikar Honors Liberty Texas 2015 Regionals 9,043.2
90 (tie) Dustin Chen Scholastic El Camino Real California 2008 State 9,042.8
90 (tie) Rohan Boone Varsity El Camino Real Charter California 2014 State 9,042.8
91 Ellen Liu Honors James E. Taylor Texas 2009 State 9,042.6
Shivam Dave Honors Pearland Texas 2013 State 9,042.3
92 Hamidah Mahmud Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Nationals 9,041.8
Sophy Lee Honors Pearland Texas 2008 Regionals 9,040.9
93 (tie) Mike Mills Honors Keller Texas 1997 State 9,040
93 (tie) Adam Singer Honors El Camino Real California 2004 Nationals 9,040
94 Blake Simon Honors Coppell Texas 2014 Regionals 9,038.8
Alli Blonski Honors Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 State 9,037
95 Jake Chong Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2013 Regionals 9,033.1
96 Ryan Rock Honors Rockwall Texas 2014 Nationals 9,032.2
97 Molly Kim Honors West Torrance California 2015 State 9,031.7
David Haughney Honors Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 State 9,028.4
98 (tie) Andrew Salter Honors Taft California 1994 Regionals 9,026
98 (tie) Rahat Ahmed Scholastic J. Frank Dobie Texas 2000 State 9,026
Hamidah Mahmud Honors Granada Hills Charter High School California 2012 State 9,025.2
99 Erika Vause Honors Granite Bay High School California 2000 State 9,025
100 Yun Liang Honors Sandra Day O'Connor High School Texas 2012 Regionals 9,023.3
101 Johnathan Yih Honors El Camino Real Charter California 2013 Regionals 9,020.0
Jenny Baek Honors Granada Hills Charter California 2014 Nationals 9,017.2
Chris Chou Honors Cedar Shoals Georgia 1998 Nationals 9,016
102 Stephen Tu Honors Seven Lakes Texas 2008 State 9,014
103 Paul Watanabe Honors Moorpark California 2008 State 9,009.2
Sophy Lee Honors Pearland Texas 2008 State 9,007
104 Laura Stearns Honors Stockdale High School California 2008 Regionals 9,007
105 Leah Stevenson Honors James E. Taylor Texas 2015 Regionals 9,002.9
106 Eugene Kim Honors Rockwall High School Texas 2012 Nationals 9,002.5
107 Casey Glick Honors Pleasant Valley High School California 2006 Regionals 9,001
Leah Stevenson Honors James E. Taylor Texas 2015 State 9,000.3

Top Honors[edit]

Please read the rules regarding duplicate individuals before making edits to the top 10 lists.

Place Student School State Year Level Score
1 (tie) Kris Sankaran Moorpark California 2009 State 9,461.4
1 (tie) Irene Lee Granada Hills Charter California 2015 Regionals 9,461.4
2 Fernando Sanchez Granada Hills Charter California 2015 State 9,449.1
3 Sean Wejebe Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Nationals 9,441.7
4 Lev Tauz Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Nationals 9,430.7
5 Marvin Paparisto Marshall California 2014 State 9,404.2
6 Shivam Dave Pearland Texas 2014 Regionals 9,340.8
7 Ethan Waldman El Camino Real Charter California 2015 State 9,330.8
8 Alli Blonski Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 Nationals 9,321.2
9 Sophy Lee Pearland Texas 2008 Nationals 9,303.8
10 David Haughney Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 Nationals 9,300.8

Top Scholastic[edit]

Place Student School State Year Level Score
1 Sandra Vadhin El Camino Real Charter California 2014 Nationals 9,256.0
2 Nick Vitolo James E. Taylor Texas 2000 Nationals 9,225
3 Atish Sawant Taft California 2006 Nationals 9,091.7
4 Michael Averitt Nimitz Texas 1998 State 9,048
5 Dustin Chen El Camino Real California 2008 State 9,042.8
6 Rahat Ahmed J. Frank Dobie Texas 2000 State 9,026
7 Ruth Warner Mountain View Mesa Arizona 1998 Nationals 8,995
8 Nick Schumacher Catholic Memorial Wisconsin 2000 State 8,990
9 Abi Plawman James E. Taylor Texas 2000 State 8,983
10 Ian Ynda-Hummel Garfield California 2007 State 8,977.6

Top Varsity[edit]

Place Student School State Year Level Score
1 Jimmy Wu Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Nationals 9,182.5
2 Rohan Boone El Camino Real Charter California 2014 State 9,042.8
3 Tanthai Pongstien Granada Hills Charter California 2015 Regionals 8,979.9
4 Jorge Zepeda Granada Hills Charter California 2015 Regionals 8,963.0
5 David Ross Florey Marshall California 1987 Nationals 8,936
6 Colin Calle Moorpark California 2008 Nationals 8,928.7
7 Frank Soberanis El Camino Real California 2007 Nationals 8,920.7
8 Victor Lee Beverly Hills California 2013 State 8,863.5
9 Alex Moreno Franklin California 2013 Regionals 8,837.9
10 Jose Apolaya El Camino Real Charter California 2015 Regionals 8,807.8

National Top Scorers[edit]

See the Nationals page.

Record Decathletes[edit]

This list includes all known instances of the highest Academic Decathlon individual score in history.

Student School State Year Level Score Category
Tyson Rogers Mountain View Mesa Arizona 1992 Nationals 9,100 Honors
Daniel Berdichevsky Taft California 1994 Regionals 9,297 Honors
Isabel Salovaara Whitney Young Illinois 2008 Regionals 9,300 Honors
Alli Blonski Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 Nationals 9,321.2 Honors
Kris Sankaran Moorpark California 2009 Regionals 9,452.8 Honors
Kris Sankaran Moorpark California 2009 State 9,461.4 Honors
Irene Lee Granada Hills Charter California 2015 Regionals 9,461.4 (tie) Honors

Divisional Top Scorers[edit]

Division I[edit]

Place Student School State Year Level Score Category
1 Kris Sankaran Moorpark California 2009 State 9,461.4 Honors
2 Sean Wejebe Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Nationals 9,441.7 Honors
3 Lev Tauz Granada Hills Charter California 2012 Nationals 9,430.7 Honors
4 Marvin Paparisto Marshall California 2014 State 9,404.2 Honors
5 Shivam Dave Pearland Texas 2014 Regionals 9,340.8 Honors

Division II[edit]

Place Student School State Year Level Score Category
1 Alli Blonski Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 Nationals 9,321 Honors
2 David Haughney Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 Nationals 9,300 Honors
3 Jimmy Qiu Waukesha West Wisconsin 2008 Nationals 9,288 Honors
4 Susan Rundell Scarborough Maine 2012 State 9,213 Honors
5 Chris Chou Cedar Shoals Georgia 1998 State 9,160 Honors

Division III[edit]

Place Student School State Year Level Score Category
1 Timothy Anderson University California 2012 State 9,140.9 Honors
2 Andrew Miller Northside Prep Illinois 2004 State 9,080 Honors
3 Patrick Paterson Park City Utah 2008 Nationals 8,956 Scholastic
4 Andrew Miller Northside Prep Illinois 2005 Regionals 8,890 Honors
5 Mary Ellen Poe Madison Academic Tennessee 2008 Nationals 8,882 Honors