All Time Records

From AcaDec Scores and Information Center
Top Scores
Individuals: Scores Over 9000

Top HonorsHistoric Top Honors

Top ScholasticHistoric Top Scholastic

Top VarsityHistoric Top Varsity

National Top Scorers

Record-Breaking Individuals

Divisional Top Scorers

Teams: Top Teams

Record-Breaking Teams

Divisional Top Teams

Records: All Time Records

This page attempts to delineate the all time records in the Academic Decathlon, as well as to delineate all time record holders by history. If a record was broken multiple times at a single competition, both record breakers are honored here. For example, Moorpark 2008 and Waukesha West 2008 both broke the all-time team score record at Nationals/2008. This page also honors any teams or individuals that tied with a record.

These scores only represent achievements in the history that is recorded on ADSIC. Keep in mind that the ADSIC historical record is incomplete. If you believe a record to be in error, please leave a message on the discussion page in order to rectify the mistake. ADSIC reserves the right to ask for validity should it be necessary.

Decimals were not included in scores until sometime between 2002-2006, depending on the competition.

National Finals Records[edit]

Most National Championship Wins:

Most Consecutive National Championship Wins:

Largest Team Score Margin of Victory:

  • (4,585.0 points) John Marshall High School, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California over John Foster Dulles High School, Fort Bend ISD, Fort Bend, Texas (1987)

Smallest Team Score Margin of Victory:

Most Individual Event Medals Earned at Nationals:

  • (43) William Howard Taft, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California. (2006)
  • (43) Granada Hills Charter, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California. (2012)
  • (54) Granada Hills Charter, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California. (2015, after the switch to divisional medals)

Highest Team Score Achieved at Nationals:

  • (49,369 points) John Marshall High School, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California (1987)
  • (49,475 points) Mountain View High School, Mesa, Arizona (1992)
  • (49,710 points) J. Frank Dobie, Pasadena ISD, Houston, Texas (1992)
  • (49,935 points) John Marshall High School, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California (1995)
  • (52,260 points) James E. Taylor High School, Katy ISD, Katy, Texas (1997)
  • (52,470 points) James E. Taylor High School, Katy ISD, Katy, Texas (2000)
  • (53,096.1 points) Waukesha West High School, Waukesha, Wisconsin (2008)
  • (53,119.4 points) Moorpark High School, Ventura, California (2008)
  • (54,081.8 points) Granada Hills Charter High School, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California (2012)
  • (54,195.1 points) Granada Hills Charter High School, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California (2016)
  • (54,507.7 points) Granada Hills Charter High School, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California (2017)

Highest Individual Score Achieved at Nationals:

  • (9,100 points) Tyson Rogers, Mountain View Mesa High School (1992)
  • (9,233 points) Jedediah Brinton, Mountain View Mesa High School (1998)
  • (9,321.2 points) Alli Blonski, Waukesha West High School (2008)
  • (9,441.7 points) Sean Wejebe, Granada Hills Charter High School (2012)
  • (9,511.3 points) Melissa Santos, Granada Hills Charter High School (2016)
  • (9,551.4 points) Melissa Santos, Granada Hills Charter High School (2017)

Highest Number of Overall Individual Medals

  • (3) Brian Cama, Hilo High School, Hilo, Hawaii (DII Bronze Varsity in 2002, DII Gold Varsity in 2003, DII Bronze Varsity in 2004)
  • (3) Matthew Faytak, Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Erie, Pennsylvania (DIII Silver Honors in 2005, DIII Gold Honors in 2006, DIII Gold Honors in 2007)
  • (3) Emmaline Bennett, Oakwood High School, Ohio (DIII Gold Honors in 2014, DIII Gold Honors in 2015, DIII Silver Honors in 2016)
  • (3) Jacob Perry, Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i, Hawai'i (DIII Bronze Varsity in 2015, DIII Silver Varsity in 2017, DIII Gold Scholastic in 2018)

Highest Number of U.S. States / Territories Competing at Nationals:

Highest Number of non-U.S. Countries Competing at Nationals:

  • (3) Mexico, New Zealand, and South Korea (1984)
  • (3) United Kingdom, Canada, and China (2016)
  • (3) United Kingdom, Canada, and China (2017)

Academic Decathlon State Records[edit]

Largest State Title Distribution

  • (16 different schools winning over 35 years) Texas, from 1984 to 2018

Longest State Championship Dynasty:

Largest Team Score Margin of Victory:

  • (9,814 points) Waukesha West High School, Waukesha, Wisconsin, over Sun Prairie High School, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (2008)
  • (10,515.5 points) Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, Massachusetts, over Wellesley High School, Wellesley, Massachusetts (2016)

Smallest Team Score Margin of Victory:

  • (12 points) Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Erie, Pennsylvania, over North Penn High School, Lansdale, Pennsylvania (2006)
  • (5 points) Souderton Area High School, Souderton, Pennsylvania, over Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Erie, Pennsylvania (2018)

Most State Titles:

  • (32) Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Chicago, Illinois, from 1986 to 2018 (excluding 2003), under coaches listed on the Illinois State Page

Least Dynastic State:

  • (No more than 3 consecutive state titles by any team) Alaska

Super Quiz Records[edit]

Highest Score in Super Quiz Oral Relay:

Highest Team Score in Super Quiz:

  • (6,000) William Howard Taft High School, LAUSD, Los Angeles, California at 1994 Nationals (under an old scoring system which consisted of an oral relay only.)
  • (6,000) Acton-Boxborough High School, Acton, Massachusetts, at 1994 Nationals (under an old scoring system which consisted of an oral rely only.)
  • (5,940) Moorpark High School, Ventura, California at 2008 Nationals (under an old scoring system which consisted of both a oral relay and a written test.)

Team Score Records[edit]

Highest Team Score Overall:

Individual Score Records[edit]

See also: Top Individuals and Perfect Scores

Highest Individual Score Overall:

  • (9,100 points) Tyson Rogers, Mountain View Mesa High School, Arizona, at 1992 Nationals
  • (9,297 points) Daniel Berdichevsky, Taft High School, California, at 1994 Regionals
  • (9,300 points) Isabel Salovaara, Whitney Young Magnet High School, at 2008 Regionals
  • (9,452.8 points) Kris Sankaran, Moorpark High School, California, at 2009 Regionals
  • (9,461.4 points) Kris Sankaran, Moorpark High School, California, at 2009 State
  • (9,461.4 points) Irene Lee, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at 2015 Regionals
  • (9,641.4 points) Joshua Lin, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at 2016 Regionals
  • (9,650.0 points) Maya Teitz, El Camino Real Charter High School, California, at 2018 Regionals
  • (9,652.0 points) Maya Teitz, El Camino Real Charter High School, Los Angeles, California, at 2018 State

Highest Score on the Seven Written Tests:

  • (6,617 / 7,000) Nick Schumacher, Catholic Memorial High School, Wisconsin, at 2000 Nationals
  • (6,691.4 / 7,000.0) Kris Sankaran, Moorpark High School, California, at 2009 State
  • (6,700.0 / 7,000.0) Fernando Sanchez, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at 2015 Regionals
  • (6,731.4 / 7,000.0) Melissa Santos, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at 2016 Regionals
  • (6,811.4 / 7,000.0) Joshua Lin, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at 2016 Regionals
  • (Many possible record breaks from 2016 not documented yet)
  • (6,840.0 / 7,000.0) Fayyaz Ahamed, University High School, California, at 2016 State
  • (6,840.0 / 7,000.0) Anrui Gu, Marshall High School, California, at 2017 Regionals
  • (6,840.0 / 7,000.0) Anrui Gu, Marshall High School, California, at 2017 State
  • (6,840.0 / 7,000.0) Maya Teitz, El Camino Real Charter High School, California, at 2018 State

Highest Study Factor (Score for Six Written Tests, Excluding Math)

  • (5,700 / 6,000) Nick Schumacher, Catholic Memorial High School, Wisconsin, at 2000 Nationals
  • (5,700 / 6,000) Frank Soberanis, El Camino Real High School, California, at 2007 Nationals
  • (5,720 / 6,000) Kris Sankaran, Moorpark High School, California, at 2009 State
  • (5,745 / 6,000) Lev Tauz, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at 2012 Nationals
  • (5,765 / 6,000) Sean Wejebe, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at 2012 Nationals
  • (5,780 / 6,000) Martin Gonzalez, Marshall High School, California, at 2016 Regionals
  • (5,840 / 6,000) Joshua Lin, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at 2016 Regionals
  • (Many possible record breaks from 2016 not documented yet)
  • (5,840 / 6,000) Fayyaz Ahamed, University High School, California, at 2016 State
  • (5,840 / 6,000) Anrui Gu, Marshall High School, California, at 2017 Regionals
  • (5,840 / 6,000) Anrui Gu, Marshall High School, California, at 2017 State
  • (5,860 / 6,000) Mark Saving, J. J. Pearce High School, Texas at 2017 Nationals
  • (5,860 / 6,000) Hannah Lee, Wakeland High School, Texas at 2018 State

Highest Number of Scores Above 9,000

  • (3) Amit Gupta, James E. Taylor High School, Katy, Texas, at State/Texas/1999, State/Texas/2000, and Nationals/2000
  • (3) Isabel Salovaara, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Chicago, Illinois, at all 2008 competitions
  • (3) Sophy Lee, Pearland High School, Pearland, Texas, at all 2008 competitions
  • (6) Kris Sankaran, Moorpark High School, California, at all 2008 competitions and all 2009 competitions
  • (6) Melissa Santos, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at all 2016 competitions and all 2017 competitions
  • (7) Michael Xie, Highland Park High School, Texas, at all 2017 competitions as well as Regionals and State in both 2016 and 2018

Perfect Scores in Both Interview and Speech at the Same Competition

  • Jazzlyn De Joya, Granada Hills Charter High School, California, at 2007 State
  • Carolina Gamero, West Torrance High School, California, at 2007 State
  • Serena Lopez, Earl Warren High School, Texas, at 2012 State
  • Angelica Guerra, Sinton High School, Texas, at 2012 State
  • Aaron Griffin, Elkins High School, Texas, at 2012 State
  • Jesse Jacobs, San Pedro High School, California, at 2013 Regionals
  • Cade Janke, Rockwall High School, Texas, at 2013 State
  • Lyric Behn, Westchester High School, California, at 2014 Regionals