Eight students with perfect ACT scores; Cooper Byers scores 36 in all sections

Germantown, Tennessee--January 24, 2020--Cooper Byers, a junior at Houston High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. Byers joins the ranks of seven other students who have recieved a perfect score.
"Scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT is something like a golden ticket when it comes to scholarship monies," Dr. Abigail Simone explains to the students who gathered for an honors academy photograph earlier in the semester.  

Currently Houston High School has eight students with a perfect 36 composite score:

  • Colin Cantwell
  • Major Glenn
  • Kyle Scott
  • Sarah Scott

    Fun fact:  Kyle and Sarah are twins!

  • Cooper Byers
  • Raquel Conard
  • Avani Garde’,
  • Madeline Harreld
    Vice Principal Missy Abel is impressed with the young scholars and added, "Along with these perfect scores there are currently fifteen students with a 35 composite score--which is also incredible".
    Cooper Byers, son of Meredith and Jeremy Park and Lisa and John Byers and a junior at Houston High School, is the latest student to earn the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.  Even more impressive, he has scored a 36 (perfectly) in every subtest: English, mathematics, reading, and science during one single test administration in December.  Fewer than half of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a 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.

    In a letter to Cooper 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.”
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