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State Champions


UIL Academics

Academic Study Materials


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Academic coordinator

(Coordinators for elementary and middle schools register under A+ Academics.)


Invitational Meet


UIL Essay Competitions

Barbara Jordan Historical Essay and Latino History Essay Competitions


results from previous years




The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive program of academic competition in the nation. UIL Academics offers more activities than any other UIL division, with 29 contests at the high school level and 20 A+ Academic contests for grades 2-8. More than half a million students participate in UIL academic contests each year.

These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, exhibiting much more than knowledge and comprehension.

– Hear from UIL state champions about their experiences and the road to the UIL State Championships.

Academics News & Updates

November 29, 2016
UIL Essay Contests

The deadline for the essay contest is February 22. Submit your essay here.

October 26, 2016

Effective for the 2016-2017 school year for the high school Science contest.

October 17, 2016
UIL Legislative Council Meeting Results - October 2016

The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council met Sunday and Monday to make decisions on proposed rule changes in UIL academics, athletics, music and policy. 

July 30, 2016

Congratulations to the inaugural UIL State Champions in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC):

  • Team 118 from Clear Creek ISD
  • Team 148 from Greenville HS
  • Team 5242 from Dallas Wilson HS
  • Team 5726 from San Antonio Harlandale HS

Congratulations to State Runners-Up: 

  • Team 418 from the Austin Liberal Arts & Science Academy
  • Team 1296 from Rockwall HS
  • Team 4587 from Houston Jersey Village HS
July 30, 2016

Congratulations to the inaugural UIL State Champions in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC):

  • Team 3781 from Austin Westlake HS
  • Team 6209 from Austin Vandegrift HS
  • Team 6710 from Austin Westlake HS

Congratulations to State Runner-Up - Team 10782 from Laredo Martin HS

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