A perfect score
In the United States, fewer than 0.14% of all high school graduates ace the ACT, a standardized test for high school students used by colleges in their admissions process. The Altamont School in Birmingham has five seniors in the class of 2020 with the highest possible composite score (36 out of a possible 36). The latest member of their senior class to achieve this benchmark is Wilson Tynes, who joins classmates Sameer Sultan, Benjamin Tang, Ahad Bashir, and Robert Pigue in this rare accomplishment.
On average, only one-tenth of one percent of all test takers receive the top score. Among recent U.S. high school graduates just 2,760 out of the more than two million students who took the ACT reached a 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.