Sameer Tirumala Joins Elite Group by Scoring a Perfect 36 on the ACT

Sameer Tirumala is the newest members of the Caddo Magnet Perfect ACT Club!  He earned the highest possible ACT score of 36 during the April 2019 exam administration.

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.  Sameer scored a perfect 36 in all categories.

Sameer is the son of Dr. Neerja Gulati and Dr. Sridhar Tirumala.  What makes this amazing feat even more incredible is the fact that he is only a sophomore!

Since the 2015-16 school year, this is the ninth perfect ACT score at Caddo Magnet High School!  Cameron Wallace, Julia Ash, David Lu, Nathan Speakes, Blaise Willis, Dakota Simpson, Srikhar Chilukuri, and Grace Sun are all members of this very elite group.