I was wondering if I should include my high school details in the resume of my graduate school application ? It's unclear about this bit since we are not actually submitting any proof of high school records during grad school application( they only ask for undergraduate details). But my high school final examination details are particularly good (better than my undergraduate credentials infact!)
I have to disagree slightly with the stark "No" answers.
Only when those details provide evidence of your potential for research.
Some information about your high-school experience may shed light on your research potential. Certainly you would want to mention winning the Intel Science Talent Search or the International Olympiad in Informatics, or describe the peer-reviewed research papers you published as a high school student.
But your high school grades? No, leave them off.
You already explain why: they only ask for undergraduate details. The graduate school admission committees already have too many applications to look at. Don’t over-load them
Your idea is actually counter-productive. If your high school record is better than your undergrad credentials, they would wonder why your academic achievement is regressing instead of progressing.
I think that someone should include an accomplishment such as "valedictorian" on a resume, if nothing else from high school. I would especially do this if the high school was quite large. I was the valedictorian at a large high school and I put it on my resume even though I have completed graduate school. I have received negative feedback from a few people about it, but when I looked up their backgrounds, they didn't have any accomplishments even similar to those that I have at all... I mean, these people didn't even have a 3.0 GPA in college. Therefore, I chalked the "stark NO" responses to jealousy. People with similar accomplishments to mine seem to have no problem with me putting that one accomplishment from high school on my resume.