Chase Wise, 6, took his first standardized math test recently, and he only missed two questions. That put him in the 95th percentile of students nationwide, according to his mother, Angel Wise.
"He did very well," Superintendent Charles Marcum said. "We're proud of him."
So is his family.
Chase's father, Charlie Wise, said he was a bit surprised when he learned about the results, but he noted his son does seem to like school quite a bit.
"He shows a general interest in everything school related," he said. "He seems to like it a lot."
He said Chase didn't really seem to be very impressed with the test results until he was recognized for his achievement during a school assembly.
"It was a pretty big deal," Charlie said.
Mathematical prowess notwithstanding, Chase seems to have typical priorities for a youngster his age. When asked what he likes best about school, he didn't hesitate.
"To play," he said.
Math is fun, but nothing beats recess.