5 Walnut Hills High School students score perfect 36 on ACT

Posted at 3:33 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 15:55:28-04

CINCINNATI -- Five Walnut Hills High School students aced the ACT with a perfect score, Cincinnati Public Schools announced Wednesday.

Juniors Raymond Conroy, Matthew Dumford, Peter Hattemer, Nathan Miller and Milan Parikh each earned a composite score of 36, according to the school district. 

"We are so very proud of these students and this extraordinary achievement," principal John Chambers said in a written statement. "This is the largest number of juniors to earn the top score from our school."

The ACT test is used mainly for college admissions. There are four subjects, each scored on a scale of 1-36. The composite score is the average of the four subject scores. 

According to the ACT, only about one-tenth of one percent of students who take the test earn a 36.