Cleveland High Student Achieves Perfect Score on AP Biology Exam

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 13, 2012) – Schuyler Ross is one of only five students in the world with a perfect 150 score on the college level exam that he took as a sophomore in the humanities magnet at Cleveland Senior High in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Ross was the second student in the District to earn a perfect score on the rigorous test for college credit. Isaac Rozen of John Marshall High School also answered correctly every question on his Advanced Placement exam in calculus. He was one of only 17 students in the world to earn every point possible for Calculus BC, the highest college-level math course offered.  

This school year as a junior, Ross has maintained a 4.0 grade point average by taking his AP classes in chemistry, calculus and U.S. history. Adding to his full schedule, he is also on the speech and debate team at Cleveland. With panache for music, Ross plays the clarinet for the Kadima Conservatory Philharmonic.

According to the College Board, which administers the program, 3.7 million advanced tests were taken last year by 2.1 million students, including 191,773 who took the biology exam. Schuyler was among only 88 students who racked up a perfect score on any of the tests.
Besides excelling in tests, Ross is an avid writer and a growing interest in science. Eventually, he hopes to pursue a career that combines science with his love of writing.  

His principal, Herman Clay said, “The LAUSD has great programs for kids with great opportunities. It is a privilege to work with the best students in the world.”

Contact: Monica Carazo (213) 241-6766