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Vol. 45, No. 13
Feb. 11, 2011


Eighteen Missouri High Schools Honored for Perfect ACT Scores

This week, ACT and the Missouri ACT State Organization recognized the 18 Missouri high schools with one or more students in the Class of 2010 who earned a top score of 36 on the ACT college-entry exam.

Only 588 of the more than 1.5 million 2010 graduates across the nation who took the ACT exam earned a top composite score. In Missouri, 23 graduates out of more than 48,000 tested in the Class of 2010 earned a top score.

"Scoring a 36 on the ACT exam is an amazing accomplishment," Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro said. "Everyone who earned a top score deserves our congratulations, as do the schools that produced such high-achieving students."

The schools honored were:

  • Bishop DuBourg High School (St. Louis)
  • Clayton High School (Clayton)
  • Rock Bridge High School (Columbia)
  • Cor Jesu Academy (St. Louis)
  • John Burroughs School (St. Louis)
  • Ladue Horton Watkins High School (St. Louis)
  • Lafayette High School (Wildwood)
  • Lee’s Summit West High School (Lee’s Summit)
  • Marquette High School (Chesterfield)
  • Nixa High School (Nixa)
  • North Kansas City High School (Kansas City)
  • Parkway Central High School (Chesterfield)
  • Parkway West High School (Ballwin)
  • Rockhurst High School (Kansas City)
  • Rosati-Kain High School (St. Louis)
  • Saint Louis Priory School (St. Louis)
  • St. Louis University High School (St. Louis)
  • Webster Groves High School (Webster Groves)

The ACT exam consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. The average composite score for the national high school Class of 2010 was 21.0. Only one-tenth of 1 percent of students tested nationally earn a top composite score.

The Missouri ACT State Organization is composed of secondary and postsecondary educators, agency personnel and leaders of statewide associations. It provides advice to ACT and support for ACT programs and services.