Sixth-Grader Gets Perfect SAT Math Score

TaeHun Kim Takes Geometry Class At Campus Middle School

A sixth-grader at Campus Middle School is getting big kudos for getting a perfect score on the math portion of his SATs.

TaeHun Kim scored an 800 on the math portion of the SAT, which he took in January at Cherry Creek High School.

"Few high school students achieve a perfect SAT score, but Tae's accomplishing that feat as a sixth-grader is rare indeed. Testing is not completed for 2005-2006; however, last year, no sixth or seventh grade student in the seven western states served by the Rocky Mountain Talent Search scored 800. An average score for the talented sixth-graders eligible to take the SAT was 452," said Cherry Creek Schools spokeswoman Tustin Amole. "Last year, Tae took the PLUS test and achieved the highest math, verbal, and composite scores in the region."

Kim is currently in an eighth grade honors geometry class at Campus Middle School.

"Tae amazes me with his incredible mathematical mind. He typically sees several ways to solve problems. I'm sure we will continue to see great things from him in the years to come," said Kim's geometry teacher Tim Peterson.

Kim is also a member of the school's Mathcounts team, but his interests extend beyond math, school officials said.

"He enjoys video games, origami, chess, and Anime and reads with the same passion he brings to his math studies," Amole said.

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