6 students at Huron High School score perfect ACTs
But Huron High School has double the bragging rights after six, yes six, of its students also aced the ACT.
The six students are Pelham Barron, Hwang Heemyung, Jong Hwan Koo, JooYoung Moon, Sussy Pan and Derek Wu. All will be entering into the 12th grade in the fall.
A score of 36 is considered perfect on the American College Test, which assesses a student's skills in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science. The test is often used by colleges and universities to determine entry into their institution.
Huron High School does offer practice tests for the students, but there are no special courses or study programs set up through the school, according to 11th-grade principal Marcus Edmondson.
"All the credit goes to the students, parents and...the teachers at Huron High School," Edmondson said.
Unfortunately, the ACT company can't say whether six perfect scores in one year at one school is a record.
Nancy Owen, a company representative, did say the scores were "very impressive." The national average score for the test is 21.1, and less than one-tenth of 1 percent of 2009 graduates who took the ACT scored a 36, according to the ACT website.
The school has had at most two or three students receive perfect scores in one year, according to Edmondson. "This was a great feat," he said.
Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Todd Roberts sent out an update last month that two more students from Huron High School also received perfect scores. The two students, Joshua Cheng and Philip Tsao, did not take the test at the same time as the other six students.