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Magnet High Sophomore Earns Perfect ACT Score

Sameer Tirumala is the newest member of Caddo Schools' Perfect ACT Club/

A sophomore at Caddo Magnet High School, Tirumala earned the highest possible ACT score of 36 during the April 2019 exam administration.Since the 2015-16 school year, this is the 10th perfect ACT score for Caddo Schools and the ninth perfect ACT score for Magnet High. Tirumala joins Cameron Wallace, Julia Ash, David Lu, Nathan Speakes, Blaise Willis, Dakota Simpson, Srikhar Chilukuri, Grace Sun, and Dylan Tynes in the elite group.

On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.  The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score. 

Tirumalascored a perfect 36 in all categories. He is the son of Dr. Neerja Gulati and Dr. Sridhar Tirumala.