James E. Taylor High School

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James E. Taylor High School
James E. Taylor High School logo
School Founded 1979 (opened 1981)
Team Established
History James E. Taylor has won six state championships, the most in Texas, as well as two national titles.
City Katy, Texas
Team Colors Royal Blue and White
Principal Jeff Stocks
Head Coach Jennifer Brunsell
Associate/Other Head Coach(es)
National Championships 2, (1997, 2000)
State Championships 6, (1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
Regional/County Championships At least 4 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2012)
Region/County Location Region VII
Highest Finish National Champions (Twice; 1997, 2000)
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James E. Taylor is a high school located in Katy, Texas, and is known for its exceptional academic teams. One of James E. Taylor's distinctions is that it is a six-time Texas state champion of the Texas Academic Decathlon. Because of their prowess at the Academic Decathlon competitions, James E. Taylor possesses several state and national records:

  • Most State Competitions Won in Texas (1995, 1997-2001)
  • Most Consecutive Overall State Championships Won in Texas (Five, 1997-2001)
  • Second Highest-Scoring Scholastic in history of USAD (Nick Vitolo, 9,225 , 2000)

James E. Taylor has also won two national championships: one in 1997 and one in 2000. Recently, Taylor was one of seven schools to send a U.S. All-Star representative to the 2007 World Scholar's Cup in Seoul. (Frank Li, who was also the top scorer in the 2007 Texas State Academic Decathlon Competition in Katy, Texas)

Taylor has also had significant individual scorers. In 2000, Nick Vitolo became the highest scoring scholastic ever with 9,225 points, a record which lasted until 2014. Overall, James E. Taylor has had twenty-one occurrences of students scoring over 9,000. As of 2014, they also have the number 2 and number 9 Scholastics of all time: Nick Vitolo and Abi Plawman, respectively.

Year Round 1 Score Round 1 Rank Regionals Score Region Rank State Score Large State Rank
2017 32,614.2 ? 47,905.6 1 48,846.5 2
2016 ? ? 45,152.6 4 47,442.1 8
2015 27,790 ? 44,728.5 2 46,589.7 7
2014 ? ? 40,025 14 42,167.8 12
2013 ? ? 39,956.7 2 42,516 9
2012 30,179 1 46,241.6 1 47,105 2
2011 ? ? 42,869 2 47,482 3
2010 ? ? 43,308 2 47,523 2
2009 ? ? 44,816 2 46,670 2
2008 28,031 1 45,709 1 45,814 6
2007 ? ? 43,936 1 45,343 3
2006 ? ? 37,652 4 39,143 18
2005 ? ? 41,362 2 43,582 5
2004 ? ? 40,239 3 41,715 11
2003 ? ? 44,130 3 44,545 8
2002 ? ? X < 43,000 ? 46,002 5
2001 ? ? 45,251 1 46,726 1
2000 ? ? 49,751 1 52,195 1
1999 ? ? ? 1 51,433 1
1998 ? ? 47,628 1 47,843 1
1997 ? ? ? ? 50,619 1
1996 ? ? ? ? 47,348 2
1995 ? ? ? ? 47,720 1
1994 ? ? ? ? 45,563 4
1993 ? ? 42,370 ? 43,407 10
1992 ? ? ? ? 42,213 17
1991 ? ? ? ? 38,675 25

Record Board[edit]

Honors: Sarah Stevenson, 2013 State - 9,281.9

Scholastic: Nick Vitolo, 2000 Nationals - 9,225

Varsity: Michael Lebold, 1997 Nationals - 8,750