14 ICSE students from Mumbai Metropolitan Region are national toppers
Maharashtra’s performance was impressive with a 99.85% success rateUpdated: May 08, 2019, 01:18 IST
Fourteen students from the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) schools in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) made it to the list of the board’s national toppers, as the results were announced on Tuesday.
A total of 21,038 students took the exams from 208 schools in the state this year. The state’s performance was impressive with a 99.85% success rate. Most schools also saw a sharp rise in the number of students scoring 90% and above.
While Juhi Kajaria from Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu stood first in the country with 99.6%, four of the 10 students who secured the second rank (99.4%) are also from the city. Of the 24 students who were ranked third (99.2%), nine are from MMR.
Schools said there is a sharp increase in the number of students scoring 90% and above. “In our school, 200 of the 278 students who took the exams scored 90% and above. The batch average this year is 92.4%” said Zeenat Bhojabhoy, principal, Jamnabai Narsee School.
At Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School in Vile Parle, 171 of the 266 students scored 90% and above. The class average at the school was 90.67%. “The results are good this year and students have scored good marks in subjects like mathematics and social sciences. Barring a few low scores in science, as the physics paper was slightly tricky, students have scored well,” said Kavita Sanghvi, principal.
At Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Bandra, of the 32 students who had appeared for the board exams, 24 scored 95% and above.
Sonu Arora, principal, Gundecha Education Academy in Kandivli, said the scores seem to have improved considerably. “We have 29 students scoring 90% and above and all our students, including the ones who had learning disabilities and other health issues, scored really well,” she said.