the same with my son
top 3% of his class.
But weight listed at four schools, and accepted into only one school that I would deem truly top notch.
And similar results for my friend's son in New York, with a 2200.
I think that parents are unaware how tough it is to get into top schools even with perfect records.
If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't even have my son apply to the top 12 or so schools on the US News rankings, and instead apply to #12 through #30.
The good news is that in the end, you only need to get into one highly selective school, and your kid did that.