- Koodali Higher School is one of the best schools in the state .More than 3500 students are studying in this institution. The S.S.L.C results have reached up to 99 percent . [ More than 600 students are appearing for the examination every year] About 120 staff members are employed in the institution. N.C.C unit is working for more than 50 years. The school science club has won several prizes in science fairs. There are other clubs like Mathematics club, Social science club and literary association working very well. The school is proud of its P.T.A. The people of KOODALI, the management, old students, P.T.A , staff and students contribute a lot for the smooth functioning of Koodali Higher Secondary School.
When I write a history of Koodali Higher Secondary School , the first name comes to my mind is that of Kunhaman Gurukkal who established a small elementary school at Kumbham ,a place near Koodali. That was in the year 1881. The school also got recognition from Government. Kunhaman Gurukkal was the manager as well as teacher of the school.After four decades, in the year 1922 ,Kunhaman Gurukkal, gave his school to Koodali Thazhathu Veettil Kunhi Krishnan Nambiar ,who was not only his favourite student but also the Karanavar of Koodali Tharavadu . Kunhi Krishnan nambiar upgraded the school to a Higher Elementary School , constructed a beautiful school building at Koodali and shifted the institution from Kumbham to Koodali. He appointed his nephew K. T. Padmanabhan Nambiar as manager and P. Kannankutty as headmaster of the School. Kannan Kutty Master retired in the year 1935.K.T.Kunhikannan Nambiar became the headmaster and later in 1941 K.T. Kunhikelappan Nambiar became the headmaster of the Higher Elementary School.
I n the year 1945, the higher elementary school was upgraded as oodali High School. K. T.Kunhi Kammaran Nambiar was the Karanavar of the tharavad then. Under his able leadership and with the help of the people of the locality, a new building was constructed for the School. Thus the Koodali High School began functioning on18th April 1945.K.T.Padmanabhan Nambiar transferred the management in the name of his elder brother K.T Kunhi Kammaran Nambiar.K.T.Madhavan Nambiar was appointed as the first headmaster of Koodali High School. In the year 1955, K.T. Padmanabhan Nambiar again became manager of the School. When Madhavan Nambiar retired .KT. Kunhi Kelappan Nambiar was appointed headmaster,In 1959.He won the first award for the school for his meritorious service. When he retired in 1970, E.M. Damodaran Nambiar became headmaster.The coveted CHAKKIRI AHAMMAD KUTTY AWARD for the best school in KERALA STATE was awarded to Koodali High School during his time.K.T. Damodaran Nambiar became manger in the year 1979 After his death, K.T. Kunhi Kannan Nambiar became Manager of the School in 1982. After the retirement of E.M. Damodaran nambiar in 1982 P. Krishnan Master became headmaster. In 1983 K. T Ramakrishnan Nambiar became headmater. It was during his period that a good Stadium was constructed for the School.In 1987 K.T. Harischandran Nambiar became headmaster. After the death of Kunhi Kannan Nambiar, K.T Balakrishnan Nambiar became Manager in the year 1987 .When Harischandran nambiar retired in 1990, K.T.Sudhakaran became headmaster.The GOLDEN JUBILEE of the School was celebrated in 1995 in a grand manner for one year during his period. Two new open air theatres were constructed , one in the Stadium and the other in front of the School during that time with contributions from old students and Public. When K.T. Sudhakaran retired in 1999 . In 1995, K.T.Kunhanandan Nambiar became Manager of the School and in 2007 , K.T Kunhikrishnan Nambiar became Manager. He upgraded the High School into a HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL . He is the present manager of the School.
In 1999, V. Sumangala A became the first headmistress of the School . After her retirement in 2001,M. K Narayanan became headmaster and in 2003 P Vasantha became headmistress. K.K. Balakrishnan Nambiar became headmaster in 2004. R.K Divakaran took charge as headmaster in 2005 and in 2007 P.K Vijali became headmistress. In the year 2008 P.K Gowri took charge as headmistress followed by M. Sukumaran in 2009.The Present head mistress is T.V. Anandavalli and she is also the acting Principal of the Higher Secondary School. An Un Aided Plus Two Class is also functioning efficiently in the School, with separate Principal and Staff.
-:::: AWARD WINNERS ::::-
1. K,T.Kunhikelappan Nambiar [ State Award ]
2. M.K.Ramakrishnan [ National Award ]
3. Vanidas Elayavoor [ National Award ]
4. P.K.Thamban Nambiar [ State Award ]
5. Palliyara Sreedharan [ State Award ]
6. K.P.Kunhiraman Nambiar [ National Award ]
7. M. Divakaran Master  [ C.C.R.T. AWARD ]
-:::: ACHIEVEMENTS OF STUDENTS ::::-
STATE SCHOOL YOUTH FESTIVAL -::-
Won 1st prize for group dance in 1960
First Prize for Mono Act [ K.T. Raghunath ] In1977.
First Prize for Bharathanatyam [ Vineeth Kumar.T.K ] IN1993
First Prize for Malayalam kavitha rachana [ P.K. Abdul Salam ] in 2000
-:::: STATE WORK EXPERIENCE FAIR ::::-
1st prize for embroidery [ Rimsy.P ] in 1994
-:::: OTHER GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS ::::-
CHAKKEERI AHAMMAD KUTTY TROPHY FOR THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE STATE. was awarded to the school.
VISHWESHARAYYA TROPHY FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN SOUTH INDIA
[South Indian Science Fair 1986]
Besides , several students of the school have won PRESIDENT SCOUT - GUIDE Awards.
A.K.Prashanth [Student] received the award directly from THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA at a function conducted at RASHTRAPATHI BHAVAN, NEW DELHI in 1986.
The great Malayalam Poet, P. Kunhiraman Nair was Malayalam teacher of the school for about twelve years. K. T Vipin Chandran [ Mani Master] was a very good science teacher and with his effort and leadership several educational exhibitions were conducted at the school during 1967-1983 which attracted thousands of students and teachers all over the district.
KOODALI HIGH SCHOOL is one of the best schools in the state .More than 3500 students are studying in this institution. The S.S.L.C results have reached up to 99 percent .[ More than 600 students are appearing for the examination every year]About 120 staff members are employed in the institution. N.C.C unit is working for more than 50 years. The school science club has won several prizes in science fairs. There are other clubs like Mathematics club, Social science club and literary association working very well.The school is proud of its P.T.A. The people of Koodali, the management, old students, P.T.A , staff and students contribute a lot for the smooth functioning of Koodali Higher Secondary School.