Students Achieve Top Scores on SAT and ACT

Dec 01, 2020

Frisco ISD is proud to recognize 14 students who have joined the prestigious list of FISD students who have scored the highest possible composite scores on either the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. The Class of 2021 is the tenth consecutive class to have students who will graduate with top scores. 

The score achieved by these students accounts for less than one-tenth of one percent of all students that take these exams. 

While top scores are commendable, these well-rounded students also excel in fine arts and athletics. They also participate in numerous organizations both in and out of school while taking Advanced Placement and career and technical education classes.

The SAT is made up of three main sections: math, evidence-based reading and writing. The math section is scored on a scale of 200-800, while the evidenced-based reading and writing sections are combined into one score on a scale of 200-800.

By combining these two scores, a total SAT score ranges from 400 to 1600, with 1600 being the highest score achievable. 

According to the 2020 SAT Suite of Assessments Annual Report, the Class of 2020 national average score was 1051, while the Texas average was 1010. The average score for the FISD Class of 2020 was 1179.

Congratulations to Keya Jain, a senior at Liberty High School, for achieving a 1600 on the SAT.

The ACT is composed of four multiple-choice sections including English, math, reading and science. There is also an optional essay section. 

The highest score in the ACT is a 36. Test takers receive a scaled score of 1 to 36 for each section. The average of these four scores is then used to determine the composite score. 

Nationally, the Class of 2020 had an average composite ACT score of 20.7, while Texas averaged 20.6. The Frisco ISD Class of 2020 earned an average score of 24.3.

Congratulations to the students who scored a composite score of 36 on the ACT:

  • Praneeth Akkineni - Liberty High School junior

  • Rithvi Anakal - Reedy High School senior

  • Jake Garner - Lebanon Trail High School senior

  • Lucy Huo - Lone Star High School senior

  • Rohan Jagannathan - Frisco High School senior

  • Ella Landau - Memorial High School senior

  • Sanjay Senthil Kumar - Independence High School senior

  • Rahul Maligi - Heritage High School senior

  • Avi Mehta - Centennial High School senior

  • Shishir Nambi - Reedy High School senior

  • Sai Abhijit Pabisetty - Heritage High School senior

  • Stavros Pafilis - Lebanon Trail High School senior

  • Prisha Singla - Lebanon Trail High School senior

The District seeks to expand opportunities for all students to participate in SAT testing.

All eleventh grade students will take the SAT during normal school hours on March 3, 2021 at no cost to them. This also aligns with the District’s promotion of college readiness through the administration of the PSAT this past October to all tenth and eleventh grade students at no cost. 

The District encourages all juniors to register for a free Khan Academy account and link their PSAT scores once they receive them in December. Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board to provide these SAT preparation resources at no cost.

Information about upcoming SAT and ACT administrations, practice tests and test prep can be found through the Guidance and Counseling Department.

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