Interesting Facts about the Top 3 Performing High Schools in Kenya

With the release of Kenya’s 2019 KCSE examination results, we compiled a list of top schools to take your children in 2020.

Kenya High School – Nairobi

The Kenya High School had its beginnings in 1910 when it was known as Nairobi European School. The school buildings were initially designed for police Barracks.

The high flying girls school ranks top in terms of KCSE performance.

Fun fact: The First African teacher at the Kenya High School was Miss Pamela Ogot (1st May 1965).

Kapsabet High School – Nandi County

Kapsabet High School was founded in 1925, as the Government African School (GAS). The school was established for African students who were segregated from mingling with British Students.

In the recently announced KCSE results, the school has jumped 5 places from 2017’s ranking, to be the second most performing school in the country.

Fun fact: Kapsabet brags of producing prominent politicians in the country including the former president Daniel Arap Moi, and the current Deputy President William Ruto.

Alliance High School – Kiambu County

Alliance High School founded in 1926, was the first school in Kenya to offer secondary school education to Africans. The school was opened by the Alliance of Protestant Churches – The Church of Scotland Mission (later known as the Presbyterian Church of East Africa or PCEA).

Before former Education CS Matiang’i introduced reforms into the sector, Alliance High School was the benchmark for major school academic policies, ranking top in KCSE results. The school still remains a favourite choice for students and parents due to its impressive performance record.

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Fun fact: The Alliance High School holds the record for the longest streak in Kenya’s academic rankings, seating at the scholarly throne from 1960 to 1985.

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