St. Francis High School junior John Andrzejewski of Campton Hills, son of Abram and Joline Andrzejewski, has earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
On average, only around one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2018, only 3,741 out of more than 1.9 million students who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.
“John is such a brilliant and unique individual," St. Francis Director of Counseling Bridget Buckley said in a news release from St. Francis. "He is insightful and incredibly intelligent, but he also puts in significant effort and prepares a great deal for his academic undertakings. I appreciate his ability to think critically and analytically, along with his ability to relate to peers and adults on a personal level, which helps deepen conversations and discussions. I am so proud of him for not only his 36 composite ACT, but for his other achievements inside and out of the classroom, as well.”
Andrzejewski is successful outside the classroom as well. He is on the school's math team, the wrestling team and is a member of the men’s spirituality group at St. Francis High School.
“We are so proud of John for his perfect score on the ACT,” St. Francis Principal Raeann Huhn said in the release. “He has worked hard to achieve academic success while still being involved in co-curricular activities at school. His accomplishments demonstrate the possibilities for all students at St. Francis High School to find an academic balance with opportunities beyond the classroom walls. We know John will continue to find success, far beyond his time here with us, and we are excited to see what his future holds.”
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.
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 U.S.