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Encyclopedia > James E. Taylor High School
James E. Taylor High School
"Taylor Made for Success"
School type Public
Established 1982
Staff 13:1
Students 2,848 (Projected 06/07)
Mascot Mustang
Colors Royal Blue & White
Location 20700 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450
Information (281) 237-3100
Website http://schools.katyisd.org/campus/ths/

James E. Taylor High School, also known as Katy Taylor High School, is a public high school in Harris County, Texas, near the city of Katy. The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Katy Independent School District and is a 5A institution. It opened in 1982 and is rivals with Katy High School. In 2006, the school ranked as the 495th 'Best High School in the Nation' by Newsweek Magazine. The Term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, that prepares pupils for university. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katy is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Katy is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... The Katy I.S.D. logo. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katy High School is a secondary school located in Katy, Texas and serves grades 9 through 12. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Newsweek Logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and Canada. ...

Taylor High School has long been known for excellence in both academics and athletics. It is a Blue Ribbon School and has ranked among the best in graduation rates, SAT scores, college admittance, and AP scores. The Academic Decathlon team has won two national championships and numerous state titles. The theatre department also has several UIL state championship wins. The tennis team has reached the state playoffs for 13 years running (as of 2007), and has tied the state record with 3 championships. The school also has a very successful swim team, winning the state championship in 2001 and 2003. The Taylor orchestra is renowned nationwide, performing many times at New York City's Carnegie Hall and having numerous students placed in the All-State orchestra. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ... The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. ... The Advanced Placement Program, commonly known as Advanced Placement, or AP, is a United States and Canada-based program that offers high school students the opportunity to receive university credit for their work during high school, as well as a standard measure of achievement in a particular course. ... The United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) is one of the premier academic competitions in the United States. ... The University Interscholastic League or UIL is an organization which creates rules for and sometimes administers almost all athletic and academic contests in the American state of Texas. ...


Awards and honors

  • UIL 5A Lone Star Cup runner-up: 2000, 2001, 2002


  • Academic Decathlon national champions: 1997, 2000
  • 5A Academic Decathlon state champions: 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001 (National runner-up 1998, 1999, 2001, third place 1995)
  • UIL 5A Academics State Champions: 2004 (Runner-up 2005)


  • Katy ISD Outstanding First-Year Teacher Award: 1999
  • State nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching: 1999

Science and Engineering

  • American Computer Science League - International Competition First Place: 2006
  • Texas A&M Science Bowl Champions: 2006
  • UIL Computer Science 5A State Champions 2005
  • Texas Science and Engineering Fair runner-up: 2000
  • Future Business Leaders Association state champion: 1999
  • Health Occupations Students of America state champion: 1999


  • National Tournament of Champions (most prestigious national tournament) runner-up: 1996 (third place 1997)
  • UIL 5A state champions: 1995, 1996
  • UIL 5A semifinalists: 2005, 2006
  • Greenhill Classic national champions: 1996
  • National Glenbrook Tournament sextofinalists: 2005 (ranked 27th in nation)


  • UIL 5A Solo-Ensemble state champions: 2000
  • Texas Music Educators Association High School Treble Honor Choir: 2000
  • Regional Scholastic Writing Competition Gold Award: 2000 (2 winners)
  • Regional Scholastic Writing Competition Pinson Award: 2000
  • Ayn Rand Institute essay contest national runner-up: 2000
  • UIL One-Act Play State Champions: 1982 and 1991
  • Texas State Thespian Playwriting Contest winner: 2005
  • Texas State Marching Band Competition: 2002
  • Texas State Color Guard Competition: 2nd place in A class division, 2006
  • Winter Guard International World Competition: 3rd place (2003) and 10th (1995)


  • UIL 5A Tennis state champions: 1997, 1998, 2002 (state runner-up in 1999 and 2000)
  • UIL 5A Men's swimming state champions: 2001, 2003 (third place 2000 and 2006, fourth place 1994, 2002, 2004, and 2005)
  • UIL 5A Women's soccer state champions: 2006
  • UIL 5A Women's soccer state runner-up: 2000, 2001
  • UIL 5A Women's softball state runner-up: 1999, 2001
  • UIL 5A Men's soccer state runner-up: 2000

Notable alumni

Arts & Entertainment

Renée OConnor as Gabrielle in Xena. ... Xena. ... Promo photo Kimberly Ann Caldwell (born February 25, 1982, Katy, Texas) is an American singer most known for being a contestant on the second season of Fox Networks talent competition show, American Idol. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Janeane Garofalo Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964), born in Newton, New Jersey, is a stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, and radio host on Air America Radio. ... Logo of Air America Radio, a U.S. radio network and program syndication sevice with a liberal point of view. ...


Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12 42 Team = Devil Rays Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None Division titles (0) None Wild card... Categories: Minor league baseball teams | California sports | Baseball stubs ... The Ogden Raptors are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League. ...

External links

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Katy Independent School District
High schools

Cinco Ranch High School | Katy High School | James E. Taylor High School | Mayde Creek High School | Morton Ranch High School | The Katy I.S.D. logo. ... Cinco Ranch High School is a secondary school located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas that serves grades 9 through 12 as part of the Katy Independent School District. ... Katy High School is a secondary school located in Katy, Texas and serves grades 9 through 12. ... Mayde Creek High School is a public high school located on Groschke Road, Harris County, Texas and is part of the Katy Independent School District. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Seven Lakes High School Seven Lakes High School is a school located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas in the vicinity of Katy-Gaston Road and the future Fry Road intersection in Land Use Zone 74. ...


Arthur Miller Career Center | Cinco Ranch High School Controversies | Opportunity Awareness Center Cinco Ranch High School has had numerous controversies despite its short lifespan and participates in the district-wide blocking of Wikipedia. ...



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