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Katy ISD Academic Decathlon Teams Among Top Contenders in State Meet

Katy ISD Academic Decathlon students take home several wins after two rigorous state competitions in San Antonio and Frisco, Texas.   Seventy-three (73) Katy ISD students, from eight District high schools, qualified for the state tournament. Teams across the state were separated by their regional tournament rankings.  The highest-ranking regional teams competed in the San Antonio Meet and three other teams headed to the Frisco Meet. 

The San Antonio Meet results include the following:

High School

Final Statewide Results- ALL Schools

Taylor High School

6th Place

Paetow High School

8th Place

Katy High School

14th Place

Tompkins High School

21st Place

Cinco Ranch High School

22nd Place

Morton Ranch High School

23rd Place

Seven Lakes High School

29th Place

Jordan High School

43rd Place


Frisco Meet results include:

High School

Final Results

Morton Ranch High School

1st Place

Seven Lakes High School

5th Place

Jordan High School

12th Place

“Since the start of the school year, Katy ISD students have worked hard to practice high-level academics challenges in preparation for these state meets,” said Dr. Joan Otten, Director of Katy ISD Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academics Department.  “As part of the competition, students also prepare and deliver a memorized speech, give an impromptu presentation, participate in a sit-down interview and write a 50-minute paper,” added Otten.

The Texas Academic Decathlon Event is the second-largest academic program in the nation, where students have the opportunity to be one of the beneficiaries of $200,000 in scholarships. 

Click Texas Academic Decathlon for additional information.

Photo Gallery of Academic Decathlon Teams