John Marshall High School Celebrates Student’s Perfect Score on Advanced Placement Exam in Calculus

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 13, 2012) – John Marshall High School celebrated Isaac Rozen for earning a perfect score on his Advanced Placement calculus exam.

He was the second student in the District to earn a perfect score on the rigorous test for college credit. Schuyler Ross of Cleveland Senior High was one of five students in the world who answered correctly every question on the Advanced Placement exam in biology.

Rozen, now a senior, earned the equivalent of an ‘A’ in a corresponding college course. Only 15.5% of students, who took the exam, reached such a lofty score. What’s more, he was one of only 17 students in the world to earn every point possible on the exam for Calculus BC, the highest college-level math course offered. He answered every multiple choice question correctly, earning full points on each essay in the free-response section of the exam. He scored a perfect 108.

Principal Daniel Harrison congratulated Rozen and his parents. “High achievement, such as this, is usually the result of several positive factors: initiative, hard work, ability, strong parent/adult role-models and school environment,” he said.

The Advanced Placement exams are written and scored by college professors from worldwide, and typically cover a full-year of intensive, college-level knowledge and skills. It is rare for a high school student to earn every point possible on the exam. Considering 2.1 million students took 3.7 million advanced exams, in subjects ranging from art history to calculus to physics, a total of 88 students earned every point possible on the exams—a result the College Board described as “an extraordinary achievement.”

Rozen’s calculus teacher, Sue Kaiser, said: “I was so happy for him when I heard the news. I told the class when I heard and we are all happy and proud for Isaac.”

Marshall High School applauds Isaac for his hard work and congratulates him on this outstanding accomplishment. The school also recognizes Kaiser, his exam teacher, for her ability to engage students, helping them to excel in college-level courses.

Contact: Tom Waldman (213) 241-6766