Best Schools in India 2023

Find the Top Schools in India near you. Check the schools admission criteria, boards, classes, gender, facilities for private & government schools.

Top Schools in India 2023 - 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. These best schools in India are shortlisted based on their pass percentage, quality of education, facilities offered 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 which is a matter of grave concern.

The focus is still on 'How many students pass an exam', the scores, cut-offs for higher education admission, and so on. Nobody asks any questions about 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 top 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 at a sizeable universe of 9000 schools and rate them based on quantifiable parameters like infrastructure, the strength of faculty, the number of students and final results etc. (For more, refer to the methodology given below). Through this painstaking exercise, we have been able to rate nearly 3000 best schools in India (10% of the universe) in terms of their learning outcomes.

Top Schools in India 2023 (State-Wise)

We have provided a state-wise list of the Best schools in India. This list has been created after evaluation of several factors that you can check in the below content. Refer to the table to check state-wise best CBSE schools in India along with other state schools.

Top Schools in Delhi

School NameBoard
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodi EstateCBSE
The Mother's International School, Sri Aurobindo MargCBSE
Vasant Valley School, Vasant KunjCBSE
Ahlcon International School, Mayur ViharCBSE
Amity International School, SaketCBSE
Apeejay School, PitampuraCBSE

Top Schools in Chandigarh

Bhavan Vidyalaya, ChandigarhCBSE
Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh (Only for Girls)CBSE
Delhi Public School, ChandigarhCBSE
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, ChandigarhCBSE
St John's High School, ChandigarhCBSE

Top Schools in Kerala

Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram (Only for Boys)ISC
St. Antony's Public School, KanjirappallyCBSE
Bhavan's Varuna Vidyalaya, ThrikkakaraCBSE
Christava Mahilayalam Public School, Thottumughom (Only for Girls)CBSE
Kendriya Vidyalaya, PattomCBSE

Top Schools in Tamil Nadu

National SchoolBoard
Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam, ChennaiISC
D A V Senior Secondary School (Boys), MogappairCBSE
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 SchoolBoard
Ebenezer International School, Bangalore
The Valley School, BangaloreISC
Little Rock Indian School, BrahmavarCBSE
Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore (Only for Boys)ISC
Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bangalore (Only for Girls)ISC

Top Schools in Maharashtra

National SchoolBoard
Campion School Fort, Mumbai (Only for Boys)CBSE
Delhi Public School, NerulCBSE
RN Podar High School, SantacruzCBSE
Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane
Apeejay School, NerulCBSE

Top Schools in Uttar Pradesh

National SchoolBoard
La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow (Only for Girls)ISC
Amity International School, NoidaCBSE
City Montessori High School, Rajinder NagarISC
City Montessori Inter College, Aliganj
City Montessori Inter College, Chowk

Top Schools in Odisha

DAV Public School, Unit VIII, BhubaneswarCBSE
The Mother's Public School, BhubaneswarCBSE
DAV Public School, ParadeepCBSE
DAV Public School, AngulCBSE
DAV Public School, BerhampurCBSE

Top Schools in Gujarat

National SchoolBoard
Delhi Public School, SuratCBSE
Delhi Public School, VadodaraCBSE
Essar International School, Hazira, SuratCBSE
J H Ambani Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Surat (Only for Girls)CBSE
Prakash Senior Secondary School, BodakdevCBSE

Top Schools in Rajasthan

National SchoolBoard
Birla Shishu Vihar, PilaniCBSE
Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, JaipurCBSE
Mayoor School, AjmerCBSE
Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls Public School, Jodhpur (Only for Girls)CBSE
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, JaipurCBSE

Top Schools in India 2023 - Check Other States Best Schools

Students can follow the given links to check the best schools of India available in their state.

Best state-wise Schools 

Top Schools in AssamTop Schools in Meghalaya
Top Schools in Andhra PradeshTop schools in Nagaland
Top Schools in Arunachal PradeshTop schools in Punjab
Top Schools in BiharTop schools in Sikkim
Top Schools in ChhattisgarhTop Schools in Telangana
Top Schools in HaryanaTop schools in Tripura
Top Schools in Himachal PradeshTop Schools in Uttarakhand
Top Schools in JharkhandTop Schools in West Bengal
Top Schools in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Top Schools in India 2023 - Rating Criteria

Of the 3000 rated schools, only 50 best schools in India got the highest ratings of 5A. This is so because these top schools in India are blessed exceptionally with infrastructure, quality faculty, and students who 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 rated India's best 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 2023- 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 questionnaires, 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





95-99 percentile



90-94 percentile



80-89 percentile



70-79 percentile

Very Good


60-69 percentile



50-59 percentile



40-49 percentile


Note: In the Rating Sheet select IB schools that 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 2023 across the States.

Also, Check

Filter By


Schools Near Me



More Cities



School Type

Showing 28 Results
Darbhanga Private
Private Unaided
Residential Schools Rating'23
Private Unaided
Residential Schools Rating'23
Private Unaided
Private Unaided
Private Unaided
Private Unaided
Private Unaided
Private Unaided
Private Unaided
Private Unaided
Private Unaided
Private Unaided
Private Unaided

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
  • 150M+ Students
  • 30,000+ Colleges
  • 500+ Exams
  • 1500+ E-books
  • Economic Times
  • Financial Express
  • Firstpost
  • Livemint