Four District 211 students scored a perfect 36 on the ACT this year, a score only 0.04 percent of students achieved in the nation last year.
According to Township High School District 211, three of the four perfect scores attend high schools in Palatine.
Soumik Biswas and Fiona Helgren of Fremd High School, Jack Riedy of Palatine High School and Nikita Pillai of Conant High School all earned a top composite score of 36 on the ACT.
More than 1.6 million students took the ACT last year, with just 704 recording a score of 36 on the exam in the nation. According to the ACT organization, less than one-tenth of one percent of all test takers get a perfect score.
Since 1998, District 211 reports 50 of its students have gotten a 36 on the ACT, including five students who achieved a perfect score more than once.
According to D-211, the majority of the 50 students to get a perfect score on the ACT came from the two high schools in Palatine. Nearly half, 24 of those students attended Fremd High School while 9 of those students attended Palatine High School.
The ACT, or the American College Test is comprised of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student's score is the average of the four tests. Nearly 60 percent of America's college-bound students as well as all junior students in Illinois take the ACT as part of the Prairie State Achievement Examination