Nakuru High School Details
Nakuru High School is one of Kenya’s National Schools located in Nakuru Town, along Nakuru – Bahati Road, 500M off Nakuru – Nairobi Highway. It borders Nakuru State House to the East. Nakuru Boys High School was founded in 1927 as Francis Scott High School but later renamed to Nakuru High School after Kenya attained independence in 1963.
The first stone was laid by the then colonial governor Edward William Macleay Grigg. It has roughly 200 acres of land at the foothills of Menengai Crater. Initially the co-educational institution was reserved for children of the whites who lived in the outlying farming areas and British administrators. All teachers, masters (as they were called at the time) were also white. First formed as a boarding school, it still allowed day bergs on condition that they lived around the school.
By the late 1950s, the school had grown to have a swimming pool, numerous rugby pitches, basketball courts, football pitches, hockey and cricket fields. The school also had well equipped learning resources. It had fully furbished classrooms, and science laboratories. Unique was the weather station where geography students took practical lessons. To keep up with its fast pace of growth, a large contingent of residential subordinate staff was employed.
After Kenya’s independence in 1963, gradual changes followed including being renamed and the first admissions of children of African origin. The first black students who pioneered entry to the school suffered harsh racial discrimination from students of Asian descent. In 1964 the school was opened to girls, making it the only national co-educational school in the whole country.
A few years later, black teachers were employed, and in 1982 the first African principal, Mr.Francis Kesui, was appointed to the school.
The school has consistently produced notable leaders, scholars, actors, players and countless professionals.
The school employs a holistic approach of child development where emphasis is put not only academic performance but also to co-curricular activities like Rugby and drama.
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Rugby is a signature game for Nakuru High School.Nakuru Boys High School
Nakuru Boys High School
Before the school was split, it had the largest number of students in the country. By mid-2000 this uncontrolled admission led to leaders/stake holders calling for its split. The main objective was to increase adequate and quality educational opportunities for the girl child in the region and to improve the management of the two schools in order to enhance educational outcomes.
It was also arguable that despite being mixed, girls had their own classes and dining hall. In 2006 the school was split into the current Nakuru Boys High School and Nakuru Girls High School. Both schools have since recorded a remarkable improvement in KCSE performance.
Nakuru Boys High School is categorised as a national school, meaning it recruits students who do well from all over Kenya according to the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE). The old education system (O-Level and A-Level System), consisted from 1st forms to 6th forms. It also offered business courses, i.e. ACNC and CPA and also Secretarial courses. But after changes occurred, it changed to form 1 – 4 (8-4-4- system)
The Principals that have headed Nakuru Boys High School are:
- Mr. Paul Kibet- 2013- to Date
- Mr. Kirui- 2006-2013
- Mr.Paul Kendagor-1998-2006
- Mr. Francis Kesui-1982-1998
Nakuru High School Results
Academically an upward mobility has been achieved. In 2006 the school registered a Mean Score of 8.1 with an improvement index of 0.79. In 2007, the school further improved to 8.95 and was ranked number 54 nationally. In 2008 the school had a mean score of 8.01.
Nakuru High School Contacts
School Name: Nakuru High School
Physical Location: Off Nakuru – Bahati Road
Address: P.O. Box 661, Nakuru
City/Town : Nakuru
School Category: public
School Code : 27500002
Phone Number: 051-212110
Nakuru High School Website