New Trier High School recorded its highest ACT composite score in school history, 28.0, once again ranking New Trier among the highest-performing schools in the country on the college entrance exam.
New Trier provided a school-day ACT exam to the entire Class of 2018 in addition to the state's SAT exam. The State of Illinois recently switched its required high school test from the ACT to the SAT.
The ACT is a college entrance exam that tests for academic achievement in English, math, reading, science, and an optional writing portion, with scores of 1-36 in each category. New Trier students performed exceptionally well in all four areas, achieving an average score of 28.7 in English, 27.3 in mathematics, 28.4 in reading, and 27.0 in science.
New Trier students have continued to outperform their peers across the nation, showing high achievement across all course levels. The Class of 2016 and 2017 both recorded ACT composite scores of 27.8, the school's previous achievement record.
A further analysis of New Trier's ACT data will be presented to the District 203 Board of Education later next month.