State/Iowa

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Iowa State Records Page
Highest Nationals Ranking: 6th (2005 and 2003: Thomas Jefferson (Cedar Rapids); 1986, Denison)
Most Recent State Champion: Thomas Jefferson (Cedar Rapids), Coach Kevin Darrow
Previous National Wins: None




State History - Iowa Academic Decathlon[edit]

Denison High School, the home of Iowa Academic Decathlon, hosted the state competition for the first 21 years. Since 2007, Mount Vernon High School has hosted in odd years and Denison in even years. After 2011, Denison declined to host and Johnston replaced them.

Year State Champion State Score Rank at Nationals Score at Nationals
2018 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 45,371.5 9th of 72 teams 45,542.6
2017 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 43,253.3 7th of 51 teams 44,160.2
2016 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 43,819.6 8th of 48 teams 45,144.7
2015 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 42,321.1 9th of 46 teams 42,654.1
2014 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 40,577.4 14th of 47 teams 40,771.3
2013 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 40,251 17th of 53 teams 38,496.7
2012 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 40,527 10th of 32 teams 42,005.4
2011 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 40,744 13th of 36 teams 40,066.8
2010 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 42,756.2 9th of 36 teams 42,354.3
2009 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 43,474 8th of 37 teams 44,570.2
2008 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 41,3891 14th of 41 teams 43,286.5
2007 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 41,034 16th of 39 teams 40,996.4
2006 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 40,244 11th of 39 teams 39,702
2005 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 42,401 6th of 39 teams 42,998.8
2004 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 43,241 9th of 41 teams 44,021.6
2003 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 42,706 6th of 38 teams 43,754.7
2002 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 42,281 9th of 55 teams 43,985
2001 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids)2 39,650 16th of 55 teams 38,281
2000 Denison High School 41,029 ? of 40 teams Unknown
1999 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 40,746 ? of 38 teams Unknown
1998 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 43,211 8th of 38 teams 45,658
1997 Thomas Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids) 41,505 11th of 37 teams 43,520
1996 Denison High School 43,704 ? of 38 teams Unknown
1995 Denison High School 41,628 ? of 39 teams Unknown
1994 Denison High School 38,891 ? of 42 teams Unknown
1993 George Washington High School (Cedar Rapids) 41,001 ? of 44 teams Unknown
1992 Denison High School Unknown ? of 48 teams Unknown
1991 Ames High School 40,497 10th of 45 teams 41,367
1990 Denison High School 39,759 ? of 39 teams Unknown
1989 Thomas Jefferson High School (Council Bluffs) 41,673 ? of 38 teams Unknown
1988 Denison High School 38,266 ? of 38 teams Unknown
1987 Ames High School 39,552 18th of 38 teams 38,152
1986 Denison High School 42,105 6th of 41 teams 40,246

1This is the score from USAD's and Iowa AD's websites; 41,139 was reported by an Acadectalk user.
2Thomas Jefferson (Cedar Rapids) was Iowa's A team; Mount Vernon High School was the B team and placed 39th at Nationals with 31,890 points.

Total State Titles[edit]

School Name Number of Titles Years Won
Thomas Jefferson (Cedar Rapids) 20 1997-1999, 2001-2017
Denison 8 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994-1996, 2000
Ames 2 1987, 1991
George Washington (Cedar Rapids) 1 1993
Thomas Jefferson (Council Bluffs) 1 1989