Utica Community Schools senior Atishay Singh is among the less than one percent of high school students earning a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college admissions exam.
Singh, of Stevenson High School and the son of Manisha and Avinash Singh of Sterling Heights, earned the perfect composite score during the September ACT testing window.
Singh also attends the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology program.
“We are proud of Atishay and know that this achievement will open doors for him throughout his future,” superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said. “His hard work with the support of his teachers and family have earned him a remarkable recognition that is achieved by less than one percent of the nation’s high school students.”
For the most recent scores available, only approximately 2,200 out of the approximately 2.1 million students who took the ACT in 2016 earned the top score of 36. The average ACT score was 20.8.
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 exceptional scores will provide any colleges to which you choose to apply ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”