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Seven Parkway students earn perfect score on ACT

5/31/2019 -- Seven Parkway students scored a 36 -- the highest possible score -- on the ACT college admissions and placement exam.

Central High
Matthew Chen
Varsha Murali
Balaji Vijayakumar

West High
Ben Goff
Jonathan Ma
Dawson Ren
Lawrence Zhou

Nationally, while the actual number of students earning the top score varies from year to year, on average, less than two-tenths of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2018, only 3,741 out of more than 1.9 million graduates 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.


Matthew Chen Varsha Murali Balaji Vijayakumar

Ben Goff Jonathan Ma Dawson Ren Lawrence Zhou