5 reviews by parents
My daughter has been going to DPS-Hyderabad at Khajaguda for eight years now. This will be her ninth year.
In the Past: The school would organize sports day, annual day and other cultural events where the parents would be invited to be part and watch the kids perform.
CURRENT(now): It has been years since I have been invited to a sports day or a annual day. The school just became too commercial and started saving every penny they can.
In the Past: The school used to provide a shelf for students to place there books and stationary.
CURRENT(now): My daughter in class six (just promoted) does not have a shelf of her own. Apparently there are only 9 shelfs in her classroom so only one in every three kids will be alloted a shelf. I would expect a good school to spend at least on the basic amenities rather than saving every penny. (Very disappointed).
THE UGLY THINGS ABOUT DPS - VERY COMMERCIAL:
Originally the school use to provide breakfast and lunch. Suddenly one day approximately around 4 to 5 years back (can't seem to recollect the exact year) the school sent a notice that breakfast will no longer be served. They continued to charge the same mess fee inspite of not serving breakfast. THIS tells you how commercial the school is and they can stoop to any level to make money. Just no ethics.
The school has hiked fees by 35%+ in 2009. It has again hiked the fees by 33%+ again in 2012. Their reason is that property tax has increased. If you do the math, even if each student pays Rs.1000 more per year, it will be much much more than the hike in property tax. But they choose this excuse to increase the school fee by an additional Rs.15,000 per year. Again another example of NO ETHICS by management.
The school was great during the first fours years of my daughter's education. In fact it was excellent overall. But now, it is horrible. It is no longer the school it once was.
The only good thing about the school right now is the school bus service. It has one of the best school bus routes in Hyderabad. Unfortunately that is not a good enough reason to choose this school.
My younger daughter is studying pre-nursery at Tot-lots. Having seen how the school has been changing for the worse, I have decided not to join my younger daughter in DPS. There is no way I would ever suggest this school to anyone also.
My daughter studies in DPS. I have not seen any thing what usha kiran has mentioned, like school asking money for small small things and parents need to stand when pricipal comes etc...
I agree the school fee structure is too high, but it is one time they dont ask anything in between except some times like 100 for some quizes organized or Rs 15 for photos. I feel that is reasonable.
But yes this time they have increased the transport fee very badly.
For all other things I love DPS
Good School. Teachers are good and they teach well. Facilities are good. But school keeps sending requests for extra money for even small things like giving a school photo, distribution of chocolates among students on any occasion etc. Also one more weird thng..whenever parents are invited for any children shows, parents are requested to stand up while school principal is walking in. This is ridiculous. But overall, if you ignore all these, school is definitely good for studies.
Most of the time it is in news for it's fee hike.
This school has started profit mongering. After a 25% increase in fees in 2008-09, an unjustified, unilateral and unacceptable fee hike of 31% has been intimated to parents in 2009-10. A staggering overall 63% increase over 2007-08 budget.
Education standards of this institution are good and administration is nice - but parents are forced to shell out so much more year on year. This is really a negative point indeed.
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