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Katy Independent School District

James E. Taylor High School

​​Awards and Honors

  • Named to  National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA's) list of 2011 Higher Performing Schools for Texas
  • Named to Texas Monthly’s “Best Public Schools” list, 2006
  • Named to Children at Risk's Top 10 Houston-Area High Schools, 2006, 2007
  • Named to Newsweek’s Top 1,200 High Schools national list, 2006
  • 25 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists, 3 National Hispanic Scholars, 1 National Achievement Scholarship semi-finalist, 2006
  • Two first-place championship teams, American Computer Science League All-Star Contest, 2006
  • Culture Shapers Visual Art Contest, 2nd place finalist, 2006
  • Via Colori High School Art Contest, honorable mentions, 2006
  • National Scholastic Writing Competition - Gold Key Award, Silver Key Award, American Voices Award, 2006;
  • Regional Competition - 4 Gold Keys and a Trustees Award, 2006; 2 Gold Keys & 1 Silver;  2007 Regional Scholastic Art - 2 Gold Keys, 2007
  • First-place finishers in physics and engineering, Science and Engineering Fair of Houston, 2006
  • 8 Texas All-State musicians in band, choir, orchestra, 2007
  • Gold medalists in State Science Olympiad Tournament, 2006
  • Fund for Teachers recipient, 2005
  • National Academic Decathlon championship, 1997, 2000;
  • Girls soccer, second in state, 2000, 2001
  • UIL state team tennis championship,  runner-up, 1999, 2000; semi-finalist, 2007
  • TCEA state Programming championship, runner-up, 2004, 2006, 2007
  • HP Code Wars champions 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008


State Champions

  • UIL 5A state music solo/ensemble  champions, 2000
  • National Academic Decathlon state championship, second place in nationals, 1998, 1999, 2001
  • UIL 5A state team tennis championship, 1997, 1998, 2002
  • UIL 5A state girls doubles tennis champions 2008, 2011 
  • UIL 5A state boys swimming and diving championship, 2001, 2003
  • UIL 5A state girls wrestling championship, 2006
  • UIL 5A state girls soccer championship 2006
  • UIL 5A state Academic championships, 2004, 2007
  • UIL 5A state Academic Social Studies champions, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011
  • UIL 5A state Academic Spelling champions, 2011 
  • UIL 5A state Academic Current Issues & Events individual silver medalist, 2008
  • UIL 5A state Academic Computer Science champions 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • TCEA state Programming champions 2005, 2008


National Champions

  • National Academic Decathlon national champions, 1997, 2000
  • Pacesetter Dance Team, MA Dance national champions, 2011, 2013, 2015

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