Top CBSE Schools in Agra

Agra schools produce some of the best CBSE results in India and the list in this article takes a look at some of the top schools in the city. The list includes some new schools with outstanding achievements and others with a great tradition behind them.

The city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh has as many as 72 CBSE schools and in 2016, the city saw 98 percent of class XII students pass their board exams. Some schools saw outstanding performances against national competition. Here is a look at a few of the best CBSE schools in Agra at present, with not only high scorers in the board exams but excellent extracurricular achievements as well.

Milton Public School

The Milton Public School produced the 2016 Agra topper, a 99 percent school result and 100 percent hostellers' results. The school is equipped with audio-visual teaching aids and digital learning systems, a library equipped with CDs and videos besides books, labs for various disciplines including mathematics, geography and fashion studies and other facilities to aid academics. Spacious outdoor playgrounds that include cricket and football grounds and an athletic track, indoor game facilities include a badminton and volleyball court, a house system, cultural activities excursions and picnics enhance learning. Air-cooled hostel facilities and cafeteria for boys are available.

The Milton School in Agra offers smart classrooms that are fully digitalized. The school also boasts of high-speed broadband internet connectivity and a host of other modern infrastructure that make it stand above the rest. Additionally, the school provides transport.

Sumeet Rahul Goel Memorial Senior Sec. School

The Sumeet Rahul Goel Memorial Senior Sec. School produced Agra's second topper in the 2015-2016 class XII board exams. The school's mission as stated is to foster positivity in students whether in academics or off the classroom, through the motto of 'Service before self'. Highlights of the school include a large 600-capacity auditorium for events and school festivals, labs for every discipline including PE, playgrounds for outdoor sports, house system engaged in cultural activities and more. Of the many clubs at the school, the Kalpataru Paryavaran Club deserves special mention for its environmental efforts and the introduction of the responsible habit of waste segregation in the classroom.

The Senior Sec. School has water coolers installed on campus that provide drinking water purified through an RO Plant. A canteen is set up on the premises that prepares and sells snacks and juices to students.

Delhi Public School, Shastripuram

While Delhi Public School Agra students have always been academically high-performing, the school's topper further achieved the third rank in Agra region in the recent board exams. The school's resources of smart classes, preparation for NTSE, NSE, Olympiads and other competitive exams, career counseling and spacious environment makes an ideal environment for learning. In addition, summer camps, educational excursions, clubs and societies, vast sports fields and grounds and cultural activities along with yoga and experiential socio-religious learning at the Nakshatra Vatika enhance the student's learning experience.

DPS Agra provides an extra edge to its students – the facilities on campus are noteworthy. Lawn tennis court, basketball court, yoga room, hockey and football field, open air atrium and an air-conditioned auditorium make the whole school experience a pleasure for students.

Simpkins School

The Simpkins School has branches across Agra, and is well-known for producing results in the CBSE board exams. Classrooms at the school have interactive whiteboards, multimedia computers, e-library and other digital learning aids for immersive learning. Modern labs including life sciences, language, social sciences and biotechnology keep the students interest in learning alive. The school also has a meditation room with introduction to Zen meditation, Qigong and other styles of meditation for mental training and de-stressing.

Simpkins aims at providing all round development to its students, so they easily integrate into society with the skills they pick up. The students of Simpkins benefit immensely from the approaches adopted by the school.

St. Clare's Senior Secondary School

St. Clare's Senior Secondary School is a missionary school and one of Agra's better-known schools. Students have earned achievements in academics with as many as ten holders of a perfect 10 CGPA at the recent 2015-16 board exams. They have also excelled in co-curricular activities like national level karate and boxing championships, district level gymnastics, inter-school English poetry and drama competitions and more. The school has a house system for engagement in cultural activities and basketball court, and other facilities for holistic development.

Like every other Catholic Missionary managed school St. Clare's Agra lays great emphasis on imparting discipline and moral values to its students. It is one of the few Catholic co-educational schools in the country, managed by an Archdiocese.

Many of the schools on this list have shown excellent progress in recent years. But there are also some reputed old schools in Agra that deserve mention, including:

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