I thought I posted the stats. but cannot find it. 3.6 million high school students graduate. .4 mil from private schools.
So although they post about 600=700 get perfect scores, they also say 1%. all 400K students from private schools are taking the SAT. So the math indicates there are more perfect scores if it is 1%. Even if it is 0.1% And 1 million kids take the SAT. And they say that kids apply to 40+ schools. So you could have 5000 kids with perfect scores all applying to the same schools. And Caltech would care if math scores are perfect. I know someone who got into MIT last year. Perfect math scores, female African american. She got into every school she applied to. Not perfect Reading/writing score.