Senior earns Perfect ACT
UCS senior earns perfect ACT score
Posted on 01/19/2018
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Utica Community Schools senior Kaitlyn Proffitt is among the nation’s highest achieving students with a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college admissions exam.

Proffitt, of Eisenhower High School, earned the perfect composite score during the September ACT testing window.

Proffitt also attends the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology program.

“Our entire community is proud of Kaitlyn and the doors she will continue to open for herself throughout the future,” superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said.  “With the support of her teachers and family, she has earned an honor that places her among the top high school graduates in the nation.”

For the most recent scores available, only approximately 2,760 out of the approximately 2 million students who took the ACT in 2017 earned the top score of 36. The average ACT score was 21.0. 

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. Some students also take ACT’s optional Writing Test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

In a letter recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Marten Roorda said, “your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. Your exceptional scores will provide any colleges to which you choose to apply ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”