Liberty High School

Liberty Senior Scores Perfect 36 on ACT

Sep 15, 2015

Among the business at the Monday, September 14th regular meeting of the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees, members honored Sunjoli Aggarwal, a senior at Liberty High School, for the distinction of earning the highest possible composite score on the ACT college admission exam.

Aggarwal joins others in FISD who have obtained this achievement in recent years, a rare and significant accomplishment. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, only 1,407 of nearly 1.85 million students earned a composite score of 36.

The ACT 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. Some students also take ACT’s optional Writing Test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.

While test scores are just one of the many criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, exceptional scores such as this provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.

"It isn't everything but I am hoping it will help me with the college admissions process," Aggarwal said. "I had taken so many practice tests, the actual test just seemed like a practice test. It's important to pay attention to the nuances of how they are asking the questions, because there is a pattern."

Sunjoli’s parents are Rajan and Indu Aggarwal. She plans to study computer engineering in college.