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Six Parkway students get perfect score on ACT

6/17/2024 – Six Parkway students scored a 36 -- the highest possible score -- on the ACT college admissions and placement exam. The students are:

Central High
Jemuel Lee
Grace Li
Zeidan Reza

South High
Jayden Keean Choe

West High
Will Gonsior
Gavin Hughes

About one-quarter of 1% of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2023, only 2,542 out of 1.39 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school. Students who earn a 36 composite score have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas.

ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S.

The students took the test in April.