When I first posted on the Shanbhag School, the upper floor (1st floor) was still under construction. During my visit in Nov, it was a thrill to see students enjoying lectures in the new classrooms. You can see pics of ongoing classes later in the post. But first, an important question: How are the students performing academically?
In a word – EXCELLENT!
Summary of Results of 58 students who appeared in the 2007 X Std, Karnataka State Board Exams:
- Highest score of 97.7%
- 3/58 students scored greater than 97%
- 20/58 students scored greater than 90%
- 34/58 scored greater than 85%
- 54/58 scored greater than 60%
- 3/58 scored between 50 and 60%
- 1/58 scored between 35 and 50%
- No student in the entire class failed the X std Board exams
WoW! Congratulations to the students on their excellent performance. Also a big pat on the back for the teachers who did an outstanding job of educating the young. Since the Shanbhag School is a private school, it does not receive any Government subsidies or aid. Thus the teacher’s salary are much lower than at local government-aided schools. The dedication of teachers to teach is thus so much more appreciated. The 2008 exams has recently concluded and it will be some months before the results are out.
Here are a few pics of ongoing classes. Note: I did not know that Thursdays are “casual Thursdays” and students did not have to wear their blue and white uniforms (which you see in this post). Thus the school took on a festive appearance. YaaY!
It was a fabulous November afternoon. Looking towards the front of the school. For comparison, see here for pics from a few years ago.
Bright and spacious rooms!
In every classroom I entered (accompanied by the Vice-principal) all students would stand and greet me. Heeeeee heeeeeee. Made my day!
The teacher painstakingly wrote out even the “Fill in the blanks.” All classrooms had photographs of different national leaders above the black board.
On the upper right corner of the blackboard, the daily tally of students is chalked. Notice the near equal distribution of boys and girls in the class and is nearly equal at the school level.
A textbook, bits of writing chalk, a homemade duster to wipe the boards and a ruler. 🙂
Updates and Related Posts about the Shanbhag School
- Shanbhag School in Kumta
- Scholarships for the Needy
- Lunch at the Shanbhag School
- Scholarship Activities at Shikshan.org