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Class of 2020 student earns highest possible ACT composite score of 36!

Congratulation to  Junior Jonathan E. Koa

Mr. John P. Pascale, Principal of the Mahwah High School, announced that junior, Jonathan E. Koa earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.  On average, two tenths on 1% of all test takers earn the top score.  Among US high school graduates in the class of 2018, just 3,741 out of more than 1.9 million students who took the ACT earned 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.  The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.


In a letter to the student recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare.  While test scores are just one of the multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”


ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities.  Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.


Congratulations to Jonathan on this wonderful achievement.

Jonathon Koa