Siaya County is one of the 47 counties in Kenya. It lies within the arid and semi – arid climate. There are six constituencies in Siaya County namely; Gem, Ugenya, Bondo, Rarienda, Ugunja, and Alego/Usonga. Most of the people who live within Siaya County are farmers. The county boasts some of the top high schools in terms of performance and infrastructure. Today we will look at the best public secondary schools in the county.
Maranda High School
Maranda High School is a center of academic excellence not only in Siaya County but in the country at large. The secondary education institution is approximately 5 kilometers from Bondo and has a consistently long-time record in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. 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. Address: P.O. Box 120, Bondo 40601, Phone Number: 057-520015 / 520211 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ng’iya Girls’ High School
Ng’iya Girls’ High School is a religious organization sponsored mixed day school located in Mur Ngiya Sub location, in Siaya County. The institution started as a primary school on 6th October 1923 and later became a Teachers’ Training College (TTC) in 1953. The School then became a girls` secondary school in 1962 and admitted the first form one students who sat for their “O” level exams in 1965. In 2012 the school was officially promoted to national school status and therefore would admit the first students under such arrangement in 2013. Address: P.O. Box 3 Ngiya.
Barding High School
The school, which derives its name from the dusty Barding village, was established in 1974 by a couple – Beech and Carol – who were Catholic missionaries behind St Joseph’s Catholic Church in the area in the early 1950s. It was more of a harambee school, which was established as an intermediate to admit pupils from Barding Primary School with the Kenyan government taking over management from the missionaries in 1974. Today, Barding is a six-stream school, with 1, 242 strong student population. Postal Address: P.O. Box 143-40600, Siaya or Telephone Number: 0733236847
Sawagongo High School
Sawagongo High School is an extra county christian boys secondary school located in Gem location, Siaya County, Kenya. The school is well known in Siaya county as a top academic performer. The school also excels in extra-curricular activities. Postal Address: P.O. Box 120 – 40612 Sawagongo, Kenya
Ambira High School
Ambira High School is a public boys’ secondary school located in Ugenya location, Siaya County under Principal Thomas K’Ogola. The school’s motto was ‘United we Grow’, which was later changed to ‘United for Excellence’. This motto guided several prominent alumni including Kenya Police Spokesman Charles Owino, who is vocal on matter law and order. Address: P.O. Box 1, Unguja 40606 or Phone Number: 057-34014
Kasagam Secondary School
Kasagam Secondary School is a mixed day school, located in Kolwa location, Kisumu County. For further information please see the school contacts below. Address: P.O. Box 2071, Kisumu 40100 or Phone Number: 0722-639163
Mwer Boys’ High School
Mwer Boys’ High School is a government boys’ day and boarding school located in Sigoma / Uranga Sub location, South West Alego Location, Uranga Division, Alego Usonga Constituency in Siaya County.The school sits on 6.2 Ha of land and was started as a harambee school with two streams in 1968.The government took it over in 1984. P. O. Box 21 Uranga.
Rang’ala Girls High School
The Mill-Hill Missionaries, an international fellowship of Catholic missionaries, founded St. Francis Rang’ala Girls High School in 1932 in Ugenya, Siaya County. The school was however transformed into a women teachers training college — which was later moved to Asumbi in Homa Bay County. It was not until 1961 that Rang’ala Girls School made a comeback, admitting its first batch of students. Today the school has a population of more than 2,000 students. The school was number three in Siaya in the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination and its performance in science subjects was outstanding nationwide. Address: P.O. Box Private Bag, Ugunja or Phone Number: 057-34020
Chianda High School
Chianda High School is a Boys boarding school, located in Uyoma location, Siaya County. It has qualified teachers with degree in education who are able to offer quality education to students. It also equips students with knowledge and skills which will help them in their future activities. Postal Address: P.O. Box 14 – 40604 Ragengni, Kenya.
Hawinga Girls Secondary School
Hawinga Girls Secondary School is located in the Alego Usonga constituency in South West Alego . The school is part of the Siaya district and is a Girls Only Day And Boarding school. The school has an enrolment of 149 with a student teacher ratio of 16.6 and a total teaching staff of 9 people. This school has a total acreage of 2.7. Postal Address: P.O Box 33 Hawinga.