Accounting (UIL)

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Accounting is one of several academic events sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League. The contest began in the 1986-87 scholastic year. Kingwood High School was the first school to win 6A accounting UIL championship. Nbd. Accounting is designed to test students' understanding of general accounting principles and practices used in the business environment.


Students in Grade 9 through Grade 12 are eligible to enter this event. All grades compete in one division.

The test covers elementary principles and practices of accounting for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations, and may include bookkeeping terminology, the worksheet with adjustments, income statement, balance sheet, trial balance, account classification, journalizing, posting, bank reconciliation, payroll, and other items related to the basic accounting cycle.

Each school may send up to four students; however, in districts with more than eight schools the district executive committee can limit participation to three students per school. In order for a school to participate in team competition, the school must send at least three students.

Rules and Scoring[edit]

The test consists of 80-100 questions, which must be completed in one hour. A time signal is given at 55 minutes warning students that only five minutes remain; at the end of the hour the students must immediately stop writing.

The questions may be answered in any order; there is no penalty for skipping questions.

Students are allowed to use scratch paper and highlighter pens during the contest. Calculators are also allowed during the contest, provided the following criteria are met:

  • The calculators must be basic "four-function" models, though simple functions such as percent, square root, and simple memory are allowed. Higher-level business, financial, statistical, graphing, and scientific calculators are not permitted.
  • The calculators must be hand-held, operate silently, not be equipped with a tape output, and be able to operate without requiring external power (rechargeable batteries are permitted but they must be charged prior to competition).
  • All memory must be cleared prior to the contest.

Exact answers are required on all questions.

Five points are awarded for each correct answer, no points are deducted for wrong or unanswered problems. In addition, starred questions answered correctly receive one bonus point for each star (e.g., a two-star question answered correctly is worth 7 points, 5 base points for the correct answer plus one point for each star).

Determining the Winner[edit]

The top three individuals and the top team (determined based on the scores of the top three individuals) will advance to the next round. In addition, within each region, the highest-scoring second place team from all district competitions advances as the "wild card" to regional competition (provided the team has four members), and within the state, the highest-scoring second place team from all regional competitions advances as the wild card to the state competition. Members of advancing teams who did not place individually remain eligible to compete for individual awards at higher levels.

There is no tiebreaker in individual competition; all tied individuals will advance.

For team competition, the score of the fourth-place individual is used as the tiebreaker. If a team has only three members it is not eligible to participate in the tiebreaker. If the fourth-place score still results in a tie, the individual tiebreaker rules will not apply, and all remaining tied teams will advance. At the state level ties for first place are not broken.

For district meet academic championship and district meet sweepstakes awards, points are awarded to the school as follows:

  • Individual places: 1st--15, 2nd--12, 3rd--10, 4th--8, 5th--6, and 6th--4.
  • Team places: 1st--10 and 2nd--5.
  • The maximum number of points a school can earn in Accounting is 37.

List of prior winners[edit]


NOTE: For privacy reasons, only the winning school is shown. [1]

School Year Class A Class AA Class AAA Class AAAA Class AAAAA
1986-87 Menard Florence Dalhart Monahans Wichita Falls Rider
1987-88 Happy Troup Orangefield Wichita Falls Round Rock Westwood
1988-89 Abbott Olney Falfurrias Port Neches-Groves Converse Judson
1989-90 Jayton (tie) Brackettville/Overton Gonzales Midlothian Wichita Falls Rider
1990-91 Abbott Rosebud-Lott Orangefield Stephenville Duncanville
1991-92 Trenton Cooper Troy Mineral Wells Weslaco
1992-93 Trenton Rosebud-Lott Ferris Livingston Abilene
1993-94 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill Port Neches-Groves Duncanville
1994-95 Lazbuddie Idalou Friona Rockwall Fort Worth Paschal
1995-96 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill Carthage Humble Kingwood
1996-97 Era Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Canyon Randall Abilene
1997-98 Era Stamford Dalhart Kaufman Abilene
1998-99 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Snyder Abilene
1999-2000 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Hamshire-Fannett Lockhart Abilene
2000-01 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Cameron Yoe North Lamar Abilene
2001-02 Trenton Rosebud-Lott Giddings Snyder Fort Bend Dulles
2002-03 Trenton Rosebud-Lott Cameron Yoe Brownwood Southlake Carroll
2003-04 Lazbuddie Caddo Mills Hamshire-Fannett Brownwood Southlake Carroll
2004-05 Trenton Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Brownwood Keller
2005-06 Loop Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Brownwood Keller
2006-07 Sudan Tuscola Jim Ned Giddings Mesquite Poteet Keller
2007-08 Sudan Tuscola Jim Ned Snyder Brownwood Keller
2008-09 Sudan Tuscola Jim Ned/Caddo Mills (tie) Dalhart Hallsville Edinburg
2009-10 Happy Grandview/Rosebud-Lott (tie) Giddings Granbury Laredo United
2010-11 Happy Rosebud-Lott Longview Spring Hill Azle Round Rock


NOTE: UIL did not recognize a team championship in this event until the 1992-93 scholastic year. [1]

School Year Class A Class AA Class AAA Class AAAA Class AAAAA
1992-93 Lazbuddie Bangs Cameron Yoe Dayton Abilene
1993-94 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill Sulphur Springs Duncanville
1994-95 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill Rockwall Duncanville
1995-96 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Mount Vernon Rockwall Abilene
1996-97 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Sherman Duncanville
1997-98 Trenton Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Snyder Abilene
1998-99 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Los Fresnos Abilene
1999-2000 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Sulphur Springs Abilene
2000-01 Lazbuddie Rosebud-Lott Cameron Yoe Snyder Abilene
2001-02 (unavailable) (unavailable) (unavailable) (unavailable) (unavailable)
2002-03 (unavailable) (unavailable) (unavailable) (unavailable) (unavailable)
2003-04 Trenton Rosebud-Lott Hamshire-Fannett Cleburne Southlake Carroll
2004-05 Trenton Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Brownwood Keller
2005-06 Trenton Rosebud-Lott Dalhart Brownwood Keller
2006-07 Trenton Tuscola Jim Ned Hamshire-Fannett Brownwood Keller
2007-08 Happy Rosebud-Lott Hamshire-Fannett Brownwood Keller
2008-09 Happy Rosebud-Lott Snyder Magnolia Fort Bend Dulles
2009-10 Happy Grandview Giddings Granbury Laredo United
2010-11 Happy Rosebud-Lott Giddings Granbury Fort Bend Dulles
2014-15 Kingwood Kingwood Kingwood Kingwood Kingwood


  1. ^ a b UIL: Academics - Archives through 2008-2009 year

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