New Trier remains among country’s highest-performing schools on ACT exam

New Trier High School's most recent graduates achieved an ACT composite score of 27.8 for the second year in a row, once again ranking New Trier among the highest-performing schools in the country.

New Trier's average composite score reflects the performance of 1,008 students from the Class of 2017. The nationwide composite score for the curriculum-based measure of college readiness was 21.0, according to data released by the ACT on Thursday.

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 28.4 in English, 27.1 in mathematics, 28.2 in reading, and 26.9 in science. Test scores include those who qualify for test accommodations due to disabilities.

The Class of 2016 also recorded an ACT composite score of 27.8, New Trier's highest composite score in school history. This year, New Trier students continued to outperform their peers across the nation, showing high achievement across all course levels.

A further analysis of New Trier's ACT data will be presented at the District 203 Board of Education meeting on Sept. 18.