Top Schools in India 2019
Team Careers, 22 May 2019

Top Schools in India 2019 - Selecting the right school is the biggest concern of parents and students. Considering the same, we have provided the list of top schools in India that are shortlisted on the basis of their pass percentage, quality of education, and more. India has succeeded in bringing over 20 million children into primary school education in just about two decades. A stupendous achievement in terms of statistics. But when we look at it in terms of quality, a yawning gap appears. This is a matter of grave concern. More so, because we are a country that has pledged to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal of quality education.

The first step in this direction would be to improve the quality of learning in the schools of India. This can be possible only if we have a student learning tracking system. The way students are assessed doesn’t leave many options for optimism. The focus is still on statistics. How many students pass an exam, the scores, cut-offs for higher education admission and so on and so forth? Nobody asks any question on learning outcomes. There are an overloaded curriculum and too much pressure on students. Creativity and innovation are sacrificed at the altar of rote learning and exams.

It is here that the role of schools in India becomes crucial in creating a community of leaders who will think out of the box to solve the knowledge gaps for a country on the cusp of becoming a superpower. We need authentic and credible data to determine how schools in India fare in bettering the learning outcomes rather than sheer numbers in terms of pass percentage. Challenges of the knowledge century cannot be solved by rote learners. The question is, are our schools in India imparting quality education? Unless we answer this, India will not have a credible protocol to assess its quality of education.

How Careers360 selects Top Schools in India?

What we have attempted to do is to look a sizeable universe of 9000 schools and rate them based on quantifiable parameters like infrastructure, strength of faculty, number of students and final results etc. (For more, refer to methodology given below). Through this painstaking exercise, we have been able to rate nearly 3000 schools in India (10% of the universe) in terms of their learning outcomes.

Top Schools in India 2019 - Rating Criteria

Of the 3000 rated schools, only 50 of them got the highest ratings of 5A. This is so because these top schools in India are blessed exceptionally with infrastructure, quality faculty, and students belong to the elite International Baccalaureate program. But these schools are quite lean in numbers compared to other boards. The primary reason is that schools with enviable infrastructure do not perform well when it comes to academic performance. The next rating AAAA+ is earned by nearly 250 top schools in India indicating that the challengers are much larger in volume than leaders and that is a very good sign for the country. Of the rated schools, 500+ have gained the AAAA rating indicating that most schools have a basic level of delivery capabilities.

What can be inferred from the ratings is that a basic level of infrastructure is essential for good academic performance. But there is absolutely no correlation between over-the-top infrastructure or five-star level facilities and student performance. Therefore, this is something important to keep in mind when the school you approach for your child boasts of a fully air-conditioned campus and ‘N’ number of co-curricular activities.

India's Top Schools 2019- Rating Methodology

The objective of this research exercise was to arrive at the of top 3,000 good schools in the country by adopting a stringent process of shortlisting data through questionnaire, interacting with school administrators and teachers, and finally analyzing quantifiable data. We gathered the basic data from the School Scorecard website maintained by the Ministry of HRD.

Rating Schema for Top Schools in India

Rating

Thresholds

Standing

AAAAA

95-99 percentile

Exceptional

AAAA+

90-94 percentile

Outstanding

AAAA

80-89 percentile

Best

AAA+

70-79 percentile

Very Good

AAA

60-69 percentile

Good

AA+

50-59 percentile

Acceptable

AA

40-49 percentile

Average

Note: In the Rating Sheet select IB schools also offer other curricula. Those offering CBSE are identified by an asterisk and ISC by two asterisks Top Schools in India.

Careers360 is known for rating institutions across higher education domains on the basis of objective parameters and has continued the practice in the case of schools, making use of data on students, faculty, infrastructure or performance indicators such as grades, pass and aggregate percentage. Most of the boards do not publish the pass percentage and scores in general. A team of researchers worked round the clock to download the data of individual schools by inputting their relevant codes. The tables below list the top schools in India 2019 across the States.

Top Schools in India 2019 (State-Wise)

We have provided a state-wise list of top schools in India. This list has been created after evaluation of several factors that you can check in the below content. Refer the table to check state-wise top Indian schools

Top Schools in Delhi

National Schools

Board

Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodi Estate

CBSE

The Mother's International School, Sri Aurobindo Marg

CBSE

Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj

CBSE

Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar

CBSE

Amity International School, Saket

CBSE

Apeejay School, Pitampura

CBSE

Top Schools in Chandigarh

Schools

Board

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh

CBSE

Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh (Only for Girls)

CBSE

Delhi Public School, Chandigarh

CBSE

Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh

CBSE

St John's High School, Chandigarh

CBSE

Top Schools in Kerala

Schools

Board

Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram (Only for Boys)

ISC

St. Antony's Public School, Kanjirappally

CBSE

Bhavan's Varuna Vidyalaya, Thrikkakara

CBSE

Christava Mahilayalam Public School, Thottumughom (Only for Girls)

CBSE

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom

CBSE

Top Schools in Tamil Nadu

National School

Board

Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam, Chennai

ISC

D A V Senior Secondary School (Boys), Mogappair

CBSE

DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram (Only for Boys)

CBSE

DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Lloyds Road, Chennai (Only for Boys)

CBSE

DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram (Only for Girls)

CBSE

Top Schools in Karnataka

National School

Board

Ebenezer International School, Bangalore

ISC

The Valley School, Bangalore

ISC

Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavar

CBSE

Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore (Only for Boys)

ISC

Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bangalore (Only for Girls)

ISC

Top Schools in Maharashtra

National School

Board

Campion School Fort, Mumbai (Only for Boys)

CBSE

Delhi Public School, Nerul

CBSE

RN Podar High School, Santacruz

CBSE

Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane

ISC

Apeejay School, Nerul

CBSE

Top Schools in Uttar Pradesh

National School

Board

La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow (Only for Girls)

ISC

Amity International School, Noida

CBSE

City Montessori High School, Rajinder Nagar

ISC

City Montessori Inter College, Aliganj

ISC

City Montessori Inter College, Chowk

ISC

Top Schools in Odisha

School

Board

DAV Public School, Unit VIII, Bhubaneswar

CBSE

The Mother's Public School, Bhubaneswar

CBSE

DAV Public School, Paradeep

CBSE

DAV Public School, Angul

CBSE

DAV Public School, Berhampur

CBSE

Top Schools in Gujarat

National School

Board

Delhi Public School, Surat

CBSE

Delhi Public School, Vadodara

CBSE

Essar International School, Hazira, Surat

CBSE

J H Ambani Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Surat (Only for Girls)

CBSE

Prakash Senior Secondary School, Bodakdev

CBSE

Top Schools in Rajasthan

National School

Board

Birla Shishu Vihar, Pilani

CBSE

Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Jaipur

CBSE

Mayoor School, Ajmer

CBSE

Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls Public School, Jodhpur (Only for Girls)

CBSE

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Jaipur

CBSE

Top Schools in India 2019

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