Midway Senior Earns Perfect Score on ACT

A Midway High School student is among the nation’s top scorers on the ACT test. Senior Jonathan Melichar recently earned the highest possible Composite score—a perfect 36—on his ACT.

Student smiling dressed in suit and tie.

Receiving a top score on the test is incredibly rare. For last year’s graduating class of 2023, less than 1% of over 1.3 million U.S. high school seniors who took the ACT earned a 36 and the average Composite score was 19.5.

The ACT is made up of four multiple-choice tests: English, reading, math, and science. Each test is scored from 1 to 36 and the Composite score is the average of the four test scores.

Students who achieve a 36 demonstrate a mastery of skills acquired throughout middle school and high school that are important for success in postsecondary education.

In addition to his perfect ACT score, Melichar is a National Merit Commended Student recognized for scoring among the top 3% in the nation on the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

He is also a state competitor in UIL Science, a member of the National Honors Society, and an AP Scholar with Distinction for his outstanding performance on multiple AP Exams. After high school, Melichar plans to study computer engineering.

Dec 1, 2023