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My sons GPA is 3.81 but his rank is only 23rd percentile. Doesnt this seem low to you ? He goes to a public school. He gets As in all the basic high school classes but is challenged in the college level classes, which I think is worth it from what I hear about colleges looking for rigor.
His GPA seems good to me but im worried that top quarter makes him look less competitive.