Oliver Heatly, son of Meg and Staley Heatly and a sophomore at Northside High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
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.
“We have been so impressed with the great support that Ollie has received from the teachers, staff, and administration at Northside High School,” said Meg Heatly.
“The administration, staff, and students are extremely proud of Ollie and his accomplishment on the ACT. Ollie has set high academic goals and works diligently to achieve them,” said Shari Coody, Northside Counselor.
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.
“Earning a top score on the ACT is a remarkable achievement,” said ACT CEO Janet Godwin. “A student’s exceptional score of 36 will provide any college or university with ample evidence of their readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”
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 US.