D211 Post: A Score of Perfect Scores
Township High School District 211 began tracking students who received the highest possible composite score on the American College Test (ACT) in April 1998. Since then, nearly 120 District 211 students have completed the same amazing feat. During the same time, 12 students have achieved a perfect score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Here are some facts by the numbers of these amazing feats:
A Case of Multiples
Eight students have received a score of 36 on their ACT exam twice. Half of the students who scored a 1600 (maximum possible score) on the SAT have also scored a 36 on the ACT. Only one student, Fremd High School’s Parag Gupta, earned a perfect SAT score and two perfect ACT scores, accomplishing these scores in 2003.
They Come from Everywhere
Every school from across District 211 has had students who reached the vaunted 36. At least one student from each school has also achieved the perfect 1600 SAT score. The most represented school in both of these is Fremd High School. Fifteen current FHS students are among the list of perfect scores on either the ACT or SAT, including Duncan Harro, whose brother, Cameron, also scored a 36 on the ACT in 2014.
At the national level, less than one-tenth of one percent of all students who take the ACT exam score a 36. To see the full list of District students to score a 36 on the ACT click here, for those who have scored a 1600 on the SAT click here.