- Seneca Valley School District
Seneca Valley Junior Peter Ko earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
Fewer than half of 1% of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2020, only 5,579 out of 1.67 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.
“Earning a top score on the ACT is a remarkable achievement,” said ACT CEO Janet Godwin. “A student’s exceptional score of 36 will provide any college or university with ample evidence of their readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”
Seneca Valley Senior High School Principal Bob Ceh added, “We are extremely proud of this rare accomplishment and thrilled that one of our own was able to earn a perfect ACT test score. Peter is an excellent student that excels in a variety of areas and we are looking forward to being part of his future success.”
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.
"I am glad that I was able to achieve a high score,” said Mr. Ko. “Luckily, my hard work preparing for the exam paid off. I know I will continue to work hard to achieve success in my future endeavors."
ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the US.