Caddo Parish Magnet High School seniors Joseph Clary, Lilah Estes, Henry Jones, and Ameesha Paralikar are the latest students to have earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36 during the recent October testing session.
By obtaining the perfect score, all four students become official members of the Caddo Magnet 36’ers Club. This makes 19 perfect scores at the school in the last five years and nine of those occurring in 2020. The other Caddo Magnet students to earn a top score this calendar year are seniors Diya Desai and Rami Helmy, juniors Sarah Johnson and Abigail Nickelson and a freshman during the 2019-2020 school year, Andrew Minegar.
Fewer than half of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn this top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2019, only 4,879 out of nearly 1.8 million students who took the ACT earned a top 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. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.
In a letter to the student recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university with ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”