HT Top Schools survey 2017: The 10 best schools in Mumbai

HINDUSTAN TIMES - C FORE SURVEY 2017
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2017 01:40 AM IST

Parents give a lot of thought and time to selecting a school for their child. Curriculum, teaching standards, school infrastructure, fees, location, safety — all are crucial while making that choice.

Earlier, there were few options in curriculum and a small list of old and established institutions to choose from. Now, new-age campuses and legislation, such as the Right to Education Act, are revolutionising school education. With an explosion in the number of schools and a wider choice of Indian and international curricula, the task of finding the best school is tougher than ever.

We hope our list of the top schools in Mumbai will help you arrive at that important decision.

The methodology used to select the city’s top schools (detailed below) involves a formula that has proved its efficacy since 2009, when HT first gave you a list of Mumbai’s best schools. Over the years, some of your suggestions have been incorporated in the selection process.

We list the best schools in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai. Apart from the rankings, we will have profiles of the top institutions in each zone, followed by a series of reports next week that will track the trends and developments in school education.

TOP 10 SCHOOLS OF 2017

1. Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane

1. Dhirubhai Ambani International School

3. The Cathedral and John Connon School, Fort

4. Oberoi International School

4. Ecole Mondiale World School

6. Campion School, Cooperage Road, Colaba

7. J B Petit High School for Girls, Fort

8. RN Podar School, Santacruz (W)

9. Shishuvan English Medium School

10. Delhi Public School, Palm Beach Road, Nerul

METHODOLOGY

Hindustan Times commissioned research organisation C fore to conduct the survey to rank top Schools in Mumbai. The assessment parameters and corresponding weightages were set by HT and were the same as were used last year:

A perceptual survey was conducted among a carefully selected sample of teachers and parents using a structured questionnaire. In all, 5,518 teachers and parents participated in the survey. The respondents were asked to evaluate the schools that they were aware of on 10-point scale against all the parameters. Simultaneously objective data was also collected from various schools.

C fore researchers visited each school shortlisted for ranking based on the objective and perceptual data collected. The data gathered was also audited by talking to parents and students. To arrive at the ranking score, the figures of perceptual and objective data were combined. In case the objective data was not available, the perceptual data scores were extrapolated to rank top 10 schools of each of the five zones of Mumbai namely North Mumbai, East Mumbai, West Mumbai, South Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.

NOTES

1. Despite employing such a comprehensive process, we at HT believe that such rankings cannot be completely objective because people will have different opinions of what they believe constitutes good education. Some parents might be looking for a school that allows them to be closely involved, while others may want the opposite. Some parents might want schools that focus on sports, while others may want one where academics dominates.

2. We believe that beyond a particular threshold, it is difficult to rank schools in an objective manner. Indeed, as we have already said, our survey includes some subjective, perceptual inputs. We have, however, ranked the top ten schools overall in the city and will rank the top schools in five zones because many readers have asked us for this kind of demarcation.

3. In any case, we advise parents to look carefully at how schools have scored against the various parameters instead of going just by the overall rank. These scores will indicate to parents which school might better suit their specific aspirations. Indeed, a school that is ranked lower in the Hindustan Times list might actually be better suited to a parent and his or her child/ children than the top-ranked one.

Talk to us

Parents, students, educators, readers, please write in with your thoughts and views to htmetro@hindustantimes.com

We value criticism as much as we welcome praise. A special request to school principals: we hope many more of you will reply to our questionnaire next year!

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