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KHS Junior Receives Perfect Score on the ACT!

Posted on: May 26, 2022
Sam Webster, KHS Junior receives perfect ACT Score photo
Congratulations to Kings High School junior, Sam Webster who recently learned he scored a 36 -- the highest possible score -- on the ACT college admissions and placement exam.
Fewer than half of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2021, only 4,055 out of 1.29 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. Kings High School Principal Doug Leist agrees. "This is one of those academic achievements that you hear about and leaves you in awe. We are so proud of Sam! It is such a testament to our students, parents, teachers, and community that we are doing things right in the KLSD!," he said.
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.
Sam is the same student who earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement exam in Computer Science in the Spring of 2021. He is the son of Lyle and Jennifer Webster.