Culver City High Senior Notches ACT Perfect Score


October 27, 2016

Zachary Greenberg

Culver City High senior Zachary Greenberg has earned the highest possible score on the standardized ACT exam – a composite score of 36.

"Zachary is the epitome of a scholar athlete who excels in the classroom and on his team," said Assistant Principal DuBois McMillan of Zachary, who is a member of the Centaurs water polo team.

"Zach is captain of the water polo team and is a two-year varsity player," said Coach Nestor Dordoni. "He is also on the swim team and one of the best swimmers in the school."

On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016 only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates 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. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

In a letter to the Zachary recognizing his exceptional achievement ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda wrote, "Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of 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 test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.


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