Three schools from Uttarakhand have made it to the top in different categories in the 12th annual EducationWorld India School Rankings survey. The survey conducted by EducationWorld in association with C fore, Delhi is based on a sample respondents database of 12,214 educationists, principals, teachers, parents and students in 27 cities and education hubs across India. The respondents were interviewed to rate the country's top 1,000 schools on 14 parameters of education excellence. The country’s top-ranked schools in 14 categories will be felicitated in Gurugram on September 28-29. From Uttarakhand, Welham Girls, The Doon School and Woodstock School have been ranked at the top in different categories.
The 12th annual EducationWorld India School Rankings (EWISR) 2018-19 survey was released in Bengaluru recently. The survey rates and ranks the country’s top 1,000 schools in 10 categories including Day: Co-ed, Boys and Girls, Day-cum-boarding, Boarding: Co-ed, Girls and Boys, International: Day, Day-cum-boarding and fully Residential. Moreover, Private Budget, Special Needs and Government schools are also ranked separately. This is the most comprehensive, in-depth and extensive league tables of any schools evaluation survey worldwide.
Among legacy boarding schools, Rishi Valley, Chittoor (Co-ed), Welham Girls School, Dehradun (Girls) and The Doon School, Dehradun (Boys) were ranked at the top nationally.
In the international schools category, Dhirubhai Ambani International, Mumbai (Day), Indus International, Bengaluru (Day-cum-boarding) and Woodstock School, Mussoorie (wholly residential) have been ranked number one.
Vasant Valley School, Delhi (Day Co-ed), DPS, RK Puram, Delhi (Day-cum-boarding), The JB Petit High School for Girls, Mumbai (all girls) and Campion School, Fort, Mumbai (all boys) were ranked number one among day schools in the survey.
To conduct the 2018-19 EWISR survey, the Delhi-based market research and opinion polls company Centre for Forecasting and Research Private Limited (C fore) constituted a sample respondents database of 12,214 individuals including school principals, teachers, educationists, fees-paying parents and senior school students in 27 major cities and education hubs across India.
The sample respondents were asked to rate India’s most well-known 1,000 schools (pre-selected by EducationWorld) on 14 parameters of education excellence including infrastructure provision, competence of faculty, academic reputation and safety and hygiene.
“To make the ratings methodology more user friendly, the 10 point score awarded by respondents to schools under each parameter was multiplied by 10 and rounded off to the nearest number. All the parameters were given equal weightage except the vitally important parameter of ‘competence of faculty’ which is given double weightage.” said Premchand Palety, the chief executive of C fore, explaining the ratings and ranking methodology of EWISR 2018-19.
In addition to the private schools, India’s Top Government day and residential schools, Special Needs and Budget Private Schools are also rated and ranked. Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Dwarka, Delhi, is ranked India’s number one Government Day School and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Alleppey (Kerala) the number one Government Boarding School. The Aditya Birla Integrated School, Mumbai is the top-ranked Special Needs School and Saint Mary’s High School, Kalyan, Mumbai is number one Budget Private School in India.
“Top 1,000 primary-secondary schools are ranked nationally, in their States, cities and according to all 14 parameters of K-12 education excellence. In short, there’s a huge wealth of data in the EWISR 2018-19 league tables for school promoters, principals, teachers, parents and other stake holders to analyse, slice and dice to improve learning outcomes and make the school years a memorable and enriching experience for their students,” said the founder-editor of EducationWorld, Dilip Thakore.
The 14 parameters of education excellence on which the schools were ranked include academic reputation, competence of faculty, individual attention to students, leadership/ management quality, life skills education and conflict management, co-curricular education, safety and hygiene, community service, internationalism, parental involvement, teacher welfare and development, value for money, sports education and infrastructure provision.