About Us

  • Dr. Melinda Stone: Principal
    Karlyn Fuquay:  Associate Principal
    Tim Chesser:  Assistant Principal, Student Support
    Grant Smith: Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction
    Sandra Lacks: Assistant Principal, 9th Grade
    Andre Brooks: Assistant Principal, 10th Grade
    Patrick Wallace: Assistant Principal, 11th Grade
    Tracy Walt: Assistant Principal, 12th Grade

    School Colors: Royal Blue and White
    Mascot: Mustang​​
    School Profile: TEA Report Card 2017-2018

    Striving for excellence, meeting the challenges of today, preparing students for tomorrow... Taylor High School lives up to its motto: Taylor Made for Success. Taylor has a strong academic focus that reflects the interest and involvement of parents, businesses and community leaders. The school day consists of seven 50-minute class periods. A broad-based curriculum gives students access to a wide variety of academic offerings in the core areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, plus foreign languages, computer science, business, technology, fine arts, speech and journalism.

    Clubs, organizations and athletics offer students of every interest a way to be involved in school activities. Students compete in Academic Challenge, Academic Decathlon and Octathlon, UIL events, Destination ImagiNation, Comedy Sportz and speech and debate. Campus publi​cations are the Mane Event newspaper, Stampede yearbook and Blue Review video magazine. Other organizations include Student Council, National Honor Society, Junior Achievement, foreign language clubs, Business Professionals of America, Future Business Leaders of America, and clubs for students with special interests: computer programming, art, philosophy, poetry and photography.

    Mission Statement

    In partnership with parents and community, James E. Taylor High School is committed to providing a balanced program of academic study and extra/co-curricular programs in a safe and caring environment. Our intent is to prepare our students to excel in the areas of lifelong learning and citizenship, and achieve both personal and professional success.​


    We believe that in order to earn personal and professional success... Students must learn to THINK critically and solve real world problems with information that can be difficult or ambiguous. Students must learn that success is more often born of WORK, persistence, and grit, than of talent and natural ability. Students will GROW their intellectual and physical skills through hard work, practice, and belief in themselves. We believe that we are responsible for ensuring that students think, work, and grow.

    School Songs​