Three FHSD Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

Posted on 03/08/2021

Senior Sam Chen of Francis Howell Central and juniors Madeline Agee and Austin Frazier of Francis Howell High School achieved perfect scores of 36 on the ACT this year.

“Earning a perfect score on the ACT is a major accomplishment,” said Dr. Lucas Lammers, director of secondary education. “It highlights the students’ supreme level of dedication to academic excellence and reflects the world-class instruction happening in our schools at all levels.”

In 2020, the national average composite ACT score was 20.6.

It’s estimated that only .334% of test takers earn a perfect ACT score, according to PrepScholar.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school. It consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, scored on a scale of 1 to 36. The student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Students who earn a 36  have mastered all of the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas. All major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S. accept ACT scores.

In 2020, students Natalie Althof of Francis Howell High School, Jonathan Basford of Francis Howell North and Eric Peasel of Francis Howell Central High School earned perfect ACT scores. 

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