ACT scores hit 5-year high – senior earns perfect score
Upper St. Clair High School’s class of 2016 earned the school’s highest average ACT scores during the last five-year period. The 2016 scores were officially released on Aug. 24, 2016.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1–36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores.
“It’s always great to see quantifiable evidence of the hard work that our students, faculty and entire school community put forth,” Dr. Lou Angelo, Upper St. Clair High School principal, said.
Upper St. Clair High School emerging senior Murphy Miller earned the highest possible ACT Composite score of 36 – an achievement reached by less than one-tenth of one percent of ACT test takers.
“Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT Composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals,” Marten Roorda, ACT chief executive officer, stated in a letter to Murphy recognizing his achievement.
Among the high school graduating class of 2015, only 1,598 of more than 1.92 million students earned an ACT Composite score of 36.
Murphy is the son of Edward and Emily Miller. In addition to his academic achievements, Murphy is a member of the Upper St. Clair High School varsity hockey team.