Frieda Anastopulos, a senior at Francis Parker School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. An accomplishment, on average, only one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT have achieved. Frieda is the fifth student at Parker to receive a perfect score on the ACT since 2015.
The test consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of a student’s readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.
“I didn’t expect to get a perfect score on the ACT,” said Frieda. “I never got a perfect score on the practice ACTs.”
Students received letters from the ACT chief executive officer recognizing this exceptional achievement. “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare," wrote Janet Godwin. While test scores are just one multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT Composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”
According to the ACT, in the U.S. high school graduating class of 2017, only 2,760 out of 2 million graduates who took the ACT earned a perfect score.
“My advice to students who are going to take the ACT is to start early,” said Frieda. “I would start studying in your junior year.”
The ACT test scores are accepted by all major US colleges and are used when considering a student for admission.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.