HISTORY OF GHSS KARIMBA
Guarded by the mighty Kalladikoden mountains, lies the picturesque land of the Valluvanadan village, Karimba. From its humble beginning as a ‘Kudipallikoodam’ run by Sri Krishnan Ezhuthachan, GHSS Karimba has spread its wings as premier educational institution catering the diverse needs of various categories of students in this area. The commitment and dedication of various wilful and selfless souls played an important role in moulding this school to the present level.
The long cherished dream of the people of this area to have access to higher education facility came true with the establishment of this institution in September 9, 1974 with classes only in 8th standard. The kind hearted and unhindered initiative and persistence of the natives made it possible amidst all uncertainties.
From a rented building this school evolved as a complete high school in 1976 and Smt. Subhadra took charge as the first Head mistress. Frequent student strikes and non-availability of teaching staff affected the progress this school in the initial stages. But thanks to initiatives of parent-teacher involvement coupled with constant effort to build awareness among public in later years, this school is now scaling greater heights.
The school got upgraded as higher secondary in 2004-05 academic year. In subsequent years the sanctioning of additional batches provided the students with various options in pursuing higher education. The timely intervention of successive governments and the local bodies has always been the pillar of strength to this school.
In the last few years the school reached new horizons in academic and non-academic streams. The school has played a major role in the upbringing of the economically backward classes in the nearby areas. From its initial 80% pass in SSLC exams during 2010-11 academic year the result of this school rose to a whooping 96% during the period 2015-16 and is able to keep it . For the past six continuous years, Higher secondary section is keeping its result on or above 90%. In view of the fact that majority of the students in this school come from socially and economically weak background, this remarkable achievements are a result of the hard work and dedication of the teaching fraternity of this school.
The previous academic year witnessed to a pass percentage of 96 in higher secondary along with 96.5% pass in SSLC. Adding to the pride of GHSS Karimba, the alumni of the school are serving in major positions at various government as well as non-government institutions.