Westhill student earns perfect ACT score
STAMFORD — Westhill High School student Jacob Sherman earned the highest possible score on the ACT standardized test, Stamford Public Schools announced this week.
Junior Jacob Sherman came away with a score of 36 the first time he took the exam, which is used in consideration for college admissions.
Sherman has been a SPS student since Kindergarten, attending Northeast Elementary School and Turn of River Middle School. He is also active in the community as a member of the WHS Orchestra, and as a tutor for Beyond Limits and a competitive swimmer with Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club.
According to the ACT organization, less than one-half of one percent of all test takers earn the top score. Among the U.S. high school graduates in the class of 2019, just 4,879 out of nearly 1.8 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36. Sherman is the second SPS student to achieve a perfect score in the past year. In June, the district announced that WHS student Gaurov Bansal achieved a perfect score.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1 to 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.
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