Ghanaontheglobe.com is glad to present to you the most accurate list of Ghana’s top twenty(20) Senior High Schools in 2021. The list is based on research conducted by our able research team at our editorial board, among the criteria’s considered by our able research team include Academic performance(2020 WASSCE PERFORMANCE), resources available to the school, facilities, location and individual impact on society.
1. Adisadel College
Adisadel College is ranked number one on our list because they have one of the best educational facilities in the country and for many years they have been producing not only first class students but also first class human resources who have served across various positions in the country. They scored close to 90 % on average success rate recorded during 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
2. Presec Legon Boys’ Senior High School
The secondary boarding school for boys located in Legon, Accra is noted for producing excellent science oriented students who have dominated across various local and international science programs. The won the 2020 edition of Ghana National Science and Maths Quiz.
3. Wesley Girls High School
Wesely Girls High School leads other all-girls schools located in the country. The educational institution is in Cape Coast, the Central Region of Ghana. With its 87.53% average success rate in the last WASSCE examination, it has proved to be the best all-girls school to send your girls.
4. St James Seminary Senior High
St James performed exceptionally well in the 2020 WASSCE examination. With an average performance of 98.8%, it has proved to be one of the best Senior High Schools in the country.
5. Opoku Ware Senior High School
The citadel of learning is located in Fankyenebra, near Santasi in the Ashanti Region. In the last West African Examination, the school had an 88.23% average success rate. They can also boast of a modern Science laboratory.
6. Holy Child Senior High School
Also known as Angel’s Hill, Holy Child is also one of the best schools in Ghana, considering the students’ performance in the last five years. Located in Cape Coast in the Central Region, the educational institution had an 87.53% average success rate in the previous WASCE examination.
7. St. Peter Senior High School
The Roman Catholic boys’ senior high school in the Eastern Region of Ghana had an 84.81% average pass rate, making it one of the best schools in the country. They are considered as one of the best SHS in the Eastern Region because of the conducive academic atmosphere.
8. St Francis Xavier Junior Seminary
St Francis Xavier is known for its record of excellence over the years. In the past five years, the school has remained on top of the list as one of the best schools. In the last examination, they had an average percentage score of 94.97.
9. St. Augustine’s College
The all-male academic institution in Cape Coast that started at Amissano, a village near Elmina, in 1930, also made it to the list of the best educational institutions in the country. Based on the WAEC rating and their available facilities, it has an 83.06% average success rate.
10. Achimota Secondary School
Achimota Secondary School is the first mixed-gender school to be established on the Gold Coast. The school has educated many Ghanaian leaders, including Kwame Nkrumah, Edward Akufo-Addo, Jerry John Rawlings, and John Evans Atta Mills all of whom are former Heads of State of Ghana. It is still a favorite for most people because of their facilities.
11. Prempeh College
Although the college is a public secondary boarding school for boys in Kumasi, it has a good learning environment and equipped trainers. This is evident in the 76.63% average pass rate it recorded in the last exam.
12. Presec, Adeiso Senior High School
For the first time Presbyterian Senior High School has appeared on our list of top senior schools in the country. Considering the fact that Presec, Adeiso is located in a typical rural area where social amenities are difficult to come across, they where able to produce students who scored unprecedented number of A’s during the 2019 and 2020 WASSCE. The 2020 batch of WASSCE students where able to score 8 A’s which was surprising considering the fact that they lacked many educational facilities and logistics which implies that they can outshine most SHS in the country if they get equal resources. The great performance by the 2020 WASSCE students saw Ghana’s President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo giving full Scholarship to Thomas Amoani an 8A’s student from the 2020 WASSCE batch. Thomas was the only student in the entire Brunel University to get 100% in the course, Foundation Mathematics for Economics and Finance in the United Kingdom and he is lifting the flag of Ghana high.
13. Mfantsipim School
Mfantsipim is an all-boys boarding secondary school in Cape Coast. In the last WASSCE examination, it had an average pass rate of 79.03%.
14. Pope John Secondary School
The secondary school is located in Effiduase, Koforidua. It also made it to the list with a 75.83% average pass rate during the 2020 WASSCE examination.
15. Aburi Girls’ Secondary School
Aburi is a Presbyterian senior high boarding school for girls located south of Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Based on its quality education and students engagement with sound teachers, the educational institution also had a 74.46% average success rate.
16. Wesley Grammar School
Wesley Grammar School was founded in 1956, in Accra, Ghana. Wesley Grammar School is located in Dansoman in the Greater Accra region. The school is a missionary school which is regarded as one of the best SHS in Ghana due to their Academic performance and discipline nature of their students.
17. Yaa Asantewaa Senior High
Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School is a public high school for girls in Tanoso in the Atwima Mponua District in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It is regarded as one of the best senior high schools in Ghana due to their logistics.
18. Rev. John Teye Memorial Institute
The private Christian school is located at Ofankor in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. With an exceptional average pass rate of 81.96%, it has consistently made it to the list as one of the best schools in the country over the years.
19. Koforidua Senior High Technical School
Koforidua Senior High Technical School, is the best technical school in Ghana. The school is located at Koforidua, the capital of Eastern Region.
20. Accra Academy
The Accra Academy is one of the foremost secondary educational institutions in Ghana and operates as a non-denominational day and boarding boys’ school, located at Bubuashie, near Kaneshie in the Greater Accra Region. It was the first private academy to be established in the Gold Coast.