Lindbergh High School student scores perfect on ACT


Pictured, from left, LHS Principal Dr. Eric Cochran, LHS junior Cooper Terrill, and superintendent Dr. Tony Lake.

Lindbergh High School student Cooper Terrill earned a perfect score on the ACT this year, joining a group of .5 percent of students who take the test nationwide and score a perfect 36. 

In addition, Lindbergh’s graduating class of 2021 had the highest composite score average since the class of 2011, with a composite score of 24.2.

“We are very proud of Cooper and his outstanding score on the ACT,” LHS Principal Eric Cochran said. “Cooper’s abilities and potential cannot be measured by any single assessment. However, this amazing score offers a small glimpse into the outstanding student he is on a daily basis at our school. His teachers and parents should be equally proud of their impact.”

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures students’ knowledge and skills in English, reading, mathematics, and science, including analysis and problem-solving skills that indicate  college and career readiness. Nationwide, only 4,055 of 1.29 million students who took the ACT in the graduating class of 2021 earned a top composite score of 36.

Although Terrill – currently a junior in the class of 2023 – isn’t sure where he will attend college just yet, he does have a focus for his degree.

“I’m interested in computer science, so studying something in the line of that or software development would be fun,” Terrill said.

At LHS, Terrill’s extracurricular involvement includes: Future Business Leaders of America Vice President, Mock Trial Team Lawyer, Scholar Bowl, Chess Club and Math Club.

“I like anything that has to do with analytical thinking, such as math, computer science and business,” he said.