There are many secondary schools in the country and the number keeps increasing at an alarming rate with time. Here is a comprehensive list of the best secondary schools in Kenya, their addresses (postal and physical), contacts (telephone and e-mail) and a link to the top secondary schools in Kenya websites.
1. Alliance High School
Alliance High School (or AHS) was the first school in Kenya to offer secondary school education to Africans. It was founded on 1 March 1926 by the Alliance of Protestant Churches – The Church of Scotland Mission (later known as the Presbyterian Church of East Africa or PCEA), Church of the Province of Kenya (CPK), African Inland Church (AIC), and the Methodist Church.
The contact Address of the school are;
Address: P.O Box 7-00902
The school is situated in Kikuyu, about 22 kilometers (12 miles) from Nairobi’s central business district. The school is a 10-minute walk from the Alliance Girls’ High School, which has been its sister school.
Alliance High School has always been ranked within the top ten best schools in each year’s National Examinations. It was ranked first in the country from 1960 to 1985. In 1986 it lost its top ranking for the first time in 25 years, slipping to third. It was ranked first in the country in 2005 based on the results of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). In 2006, it was ranked third. In 2009 and 2010, the school emerged top in the KCSE results posting sterling performance. In 2011, the school dropped one place to second. In 2013 the school was on top again with a mean grade of A- beating other famous schools like Starehe Boys’ Centre and School
The school motto is “Strong to Serve”. The Old Boys association has a website and a Yahoo group known as Bushfire.
2. Precious Blood Riruta
Precious Blood Secondary School, Riruta is located in Kawangware, Dagoretti constituency in Nairobi county, Kenya. It is about 7 km to the West from the city center. It has a population of about 600 students drawn from every corner of the country. The school has three streams in every form. It is sited on a ten-acre plot and consists of class rooms, hostels, dining hall, a small field for sport, teachers’ quarters, laboratories and staff rooms.
The Catholic nuns of the order of Precious Blood Sisters established the school in 1964. Its enrollment was meant for children of indigenous from the immediate vicinity of Kawangware, Riruta and Uthiru who had been affected by the Mau-Mau struggle.
It is a public school run by the Kenyan Government, The Precious Blood Sisters, Board of Governors and The PTA. The school started as a single stream school but today it has three streams. The students are about 580. Initially it was not a boarding school but with the increasing numbers it was expanded and dormitories were made.
3. Bahati Girls Secondary School
Bahati Girls Secondary School is a school located in Nakuru County. It is a girls only school that has experienced excellent performance over the years in KCSE exams results in Kenya.
School Name: Bahati Girls Secondary School
Physical Location: Nakuru-Bahati road
Address: P.O. Box 1648, Nakuru 20100
City/Town : Nakuru
School Category: Public
Phone Number: +254 703 770235 / 0722-291734
Most Principals of the schools over the years have been Franciscan Sisters.
Notable alumni include Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja, Supreme Court judge Njoki Ndungu, award-winning journalist Veronicah Okeyo and musicians Monica Anyango and Elani’s Maureen Kunga.
4. Maranda High School
Maranda High School is located in Siaya County, Kenya. It has a good performance record, especially since the inception of the 8-4-4 Curriculum in Kenya. The principal was Boaz Owino who was later relocated to Nyambaria High School in Nyamira County. The current principal is Edwin Namachanja from Friends’ School Kamusinga.
The high school ranks consistently in the top 10 schools in Kenya in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations, coming in 4th in 2010, 1st in 2011, 7th in 2012 and 2nd in 2014.
School Name: Maranda High School
Physical Location: Bondo Constituency
Address: P.O. Box 120, Bondo 40601
Phone Number: 057-520015 / 520211
5. Alliance Girls High School
Alliance Girls’ High School (AGHS) is a national girls’ boarding school located near the small town of Kikuyu in the Kiambu District of the Central Province of Kenya, 20 km from Nairobi. Founded in 1948 as the African Girls High School, it is within walking distance from its brother school Alliance High School.
Alliance Girls High School
KIKUYU – 00902
PHONE : LANDLINE : 020-2012533020-2012533
MOBILE : 0726-145-8770726-145-877 / 0734-485-5710734-485-571
SECRETARIES : 0726-1105940726-110594 / 0735-8886390735-888639
6. Moi High School Kabarak
The school is located 20 km from Nakuru town, in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province. It shares the same compound with Kabarak University and Kabarak Primary.
The school is reputed for its Christian background and good performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams. It is regarded as the top mixed school in the country. The school motto is “On Earth We Rise.”
The current principal is Mrs Elisheba Cheruiyot having taken over from Mr. Henry Kiptiony Kiplagat in May 2015. Mr Henry Kiplagat has been principal for 14 years. Past principals were: Dr. Edward Sambili, Mr C.N. Lagat, Mr. Grimble, Mr.Joseph Arap Kimetto
|Postal Adress: 10-20157, kabarak; or Po Box 7049-20100, Nakuru|
|Tel: 051-2343447, 051-2216884, 0725777449|
|E-mail Adress: firstname.lastname@example.org|
7. The Kenya High School
The Kenya High School is a public girl’s high school located in Kileleshwa suburb in Nairobi, Kenya. The school was established in 1908 as the European Girls’ School. It was renamed to The Kenya High School upon independence in 1963.
Kenya High School Admission
Admission is highly competitive. Only students who have done well at the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education KCPE are selected to attend.
The school partakes of the national quota system that sees a balance in admission of students from all Kenyan Districts.
The Kenya High School
8. Starehe Girls Centre School
The school was established in 2005 when it took the premises of the Limuru Girls’ Centre that had closed in 2002.
It is a sister school of the Starehe Boys’ Centre and School.
The school’s director is Margaret Wanjohi.
Njambi was inspired to start a quality high school for bright girls from poor backgrounds following a conversation with Geoffrey Griffin, the founder of Starehe Boys’ Centre. Griffin had already been entertaining the thought over the years and was reserving some donor money just in case. Njambi approached a number of successful women including respected educationist Eddah Gachukia. She also got veteran industrialist Manu Chandaria involved. Once the then Education Minister George Saitoti committed to provide teachers for the school, many people and institutions joined in after that including foreign embassies and the Starehe Boys’ alumni. Starehe Girls’ Centre was born and is 100% free with the government providing the teachers and the donors paying the support staff. Several girls from the school have secured admission in some of the world’s best universities including Yale. Njambi is a member of the school’s board of trustees.
Off Kiambu Road, Bustani Estate, Njathaini
P.O BOX 6847 – 00200
|+254-707 900 852, +254-738 255 448|
9. Starehe Boys Centre
Starehe Boys’ Centre and School (popularly known as “Starehe”) is a partial-board, boys-only school in Nairobi, Kenya. The school was founded in 1959 by Dr. Geoffrey William Griffin, MBS, OBE, Geoffrey Gatama Geturo and Joseph Kamiru Gikubu. It started as a rescue centre in Nairobi. Starehe and Brookhouse School are the only African schools south of the Sahara and north of the Limpopo distinguished as Round Square members.
General Waruinge Street,
P.O Box 30178 -00100, GPO,
+254 020 6761 221
+254 727 531 001
10. Mang’u High School
Mang’u High School is a KenyanRoman CatholicNational High School established in 1925, located in Kiambu County along the Nairobi-Thika Highway six kilometres from Thika, Kenya. Mang’u High School is ranked among the top schools nationwide in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and has many eminent alumni including one Kenyan president, several vice presidents and a former Cardinal.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 314 – 01000 Thika
Telephone number: 020 2319804
Mobile number: 020-29284
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Of all the above named schools, they are deemed to be the best schools in the country which can give you confidence as far as your child’s performance is concerned.
But there are more than 100 schools that have recorded tremendous performance in the National Exams.
The List of all these 100 schools can be gotten from the Link below;