Maples notches perfect ACT score


Rush Maples achieved perfection. Maples, a junior at Starr’s Mill High, scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.

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.

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 United States.

In the class of 2022, only 3,376 students of nearly 1.3 million earned a perfect score. The ACT national average composite score at the time was 19.8.