Hello - new member here. My D is an 8th grader looking to apply to Cate, Thacher, and Webb. She is an exemplary student, with a 4.0 GPA, lots of ECs, etc. She was a member of a team that won a national award last year - 9th place in the nation in a science/engineering competition, she has danced/cheered for 6 years, is on the debate team, I can go on and on.
However her Math score on the SSAT was extremely low - 54th percentile of SSAT takers (although 95th percentile nationwide - go figure!). Her (public) school has gone through two math teachers in the past two years and, although I know it's not an excuse, I suspect it is part of the reason she scored so poorly - she's never been introduced to most of the geometry concepts on the test! Although she scored much higher in the verbal and reading comprehension sections, the math score brought her composite SSAT score down to the 78th precentile. My question is twofold, actually - first, is the low Math score an insurmountable barrier to being accepted to any or all of these schools? Second, is the composite score more important? Thanks in advance for any responses.