The Railway Higher Secondary School Palakkad was established in the year 1958 under the jurisdiction of Southern Railway. It was started as a Primary school and got elevated to Higher Secondary level in the year 2002. The school is situated, away from din and distractions, in the serene environment near the Dhoni hills of Western Ghats. It is the lone school in the state of Kerala run by the Ministry of Railways ,Govt. of India.