Most parents I met are keen to admit their child to most famous school or schools having large building or school where children of film stars or politicians study.
Most people think that if their ward gets and admission in these schools of big city he/she will have a good future with good career. I believe in some of cases, they are right. But people should know where great people got their studies. Does anyone know here former President of India and missile man Mr. Abdul Qalam did his schooling, where current Prime minister of India Mr. Manmohan Singh got his education? A simple example parent can have about their own self. Where they got their education?
A school in big city is not the guarantee of good education. People who study in small town schools are equally or more able to compete the world. I have noticed that most people who crack SSC,UPSE, Civil Services, Indian Police services, Medical, Engineering and other well known places comes from small town or small cities.
One important thing is "Costly doesn't mean the gold."
Most people think that if they are spending much, they will get the best. In some cases it's true but not in all. The school where I got my education charged me 60 paise/ month as the school fees in primary school and Rs.25/- / month in Secondary and Sr. Secondary, does it mean that I have got low grade education. I took part in so many competitions and won most of them. And now teaching students of the schools who charged 10000 or 20000 times more what the fees I had to submit in my school.
If anyone is looking for school for his/her son just try to know few important things about the school is the kind of environment they are providing, previous record, education system, teaching method, behavior of teachers, activities they offer to the student, class rooms, play ground, interaction of teachers, etc.
Most important in all is the previous record: Just check that and get your child admit.
Just see future of your child not where children of your neighbors or relatives study.
If you find a good school in small town and also fit in the above criteria then admit your child at there.