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The present study was aimed to study the academic performance of higher secondary students and to find out the significant difference if any between the sub-samples with regard to gender, locality and socio-economic status. In the present study the investigator adopted survey method to collect the data. To identify the students’ academic performance marks were collected form school records. The Purposive sampling technique was adopted to select the subjects for the present study and about 613 higher secondary students studying in different schools studying in Salem District in Tamil Nadu, India were included as sample to collect the data. The collected data was subjected to differential analysis.The findings of the study revealed that the level of academic performance of higher secondary students is at average level. It is also found that there is a significant difference between the higher secondary students in their academic performance with regard to gender, locality and socio-economic status.