Searching for category A senior High Schools in Ghana is not easy. All prospective Junior High School graduates aspire to attend the best senior high schools, technical and vocational schools in Ghana. We have also recently published all the category A schools in the Ashanti region and the Greater Accra region.
Moreover, parents want the best for their children as well. Therefore the search for good schools is usually done ahead of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) each year. So we have published the list of the top 50 senior high schools in Ghana in 2023.
Senior High Schools in Ghana are categorised into category A Schools, Category B Schools, Category C Schools, Category D Schools in Ghana, Category E Schools, and Category F Schools.
What criteria are used to group SHS in Ghana?
The selection and grouping of the various senior high and technical schools are based on the following;
Academic performance at WASSCE: It is undeniable that category A schools perform better academically than the other categories. Their overall performance in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is excellent. When a Senior High School perform consistently better in WASSCE, the chances of getting into the category A position is high.
School achievement: Many senior high schools also got into category A because of their accomplishments. The achievements may include but are not limited to Awards, Trophies etc. The awards can be those obtained from a quiz competition or debates such as the National Maths and Science Quiz competition.
Infrastructure and facilities: School infrastructure and facilities may not directly impact the SHS category grouping. However, schools with well-furnished computer and science laboratories perform well in the long run due to practical hands-on activities. It is, therefore, no surprise that all category A schools are well-furnished with infrastructure and other facilities that aid teaching and learning.
Also, consider enrolling your ward in Spiritan Senior High Technical School. The school is fast rising academically since absorbing into the public education system.
Age of School: The age of the school also affects its ranking. Most of the category A schools have been around for quite some time. Alums of these schools contribute massively to the upliftment, including infrastructural developments.
These are among the essential ranking factors the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) use to rank Senior High Schools in Ghana.
This article presents the complete list of senior high schools that have defied all odds to enlist their names as category A schools in Ghana. The list here is also category A technical and vocational schools in Ghana. Moreover, you can check the list here for category B schools in Ghana.
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Please note that our publication’s arrangement of the Category A Schools in Ghana is in no order. We are merely presenting the list as they were. Therefore, this article is only meant to guide students and or parents who will look for category A schools in Ghana for their wards.
The list here is Category A Schools in Ghana. If you prefer schools in the Ashanti region, you may want to read about the Category A Schools In Ashanti Region.
Full List of Category A Schools In Ghana
The table below shows the complete list of all category A schools in Ghana and their locations. After the table, there is also a detailed list of category A schools in Ghana, their motto and school colours.
|Name of School||Location||Gender|
|Prempeh College||Ashanti - Kumasi||Boys|
|Kumasi High School||Ashanti - Gyinyase||Boys|
|T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School||Ashanti - Kumasi||Mixed (Boys and Girls)|
|Opoku Ware School||Ashanti - Santasi||Boys|
|Serwaa Kesse Girls Senior High School||Brong Ahafo - Duayaw Nkwanta||Girls|
|Ola Girls’ Senior High School||Ahafo Region - Kenyasi||Girls|
|St. Louis Senior High School||Ashanti - Oduom||Girls|
|Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School||Ashanti - Tanoso||Girls|
|Berekum Presby Senior High School||Bono Region - Berekum||Mixed|
|Bolgatanga Senior High School||Upper East - Bolgatanga||Mixed|
|Mfantsiman Girls’ Senior High School||Central Region - Saltpond||Girls|
|Wesley Girls’ High School||Central region - Cape Coast||Girls|
|St. Augustine’s College||Central region - Cape Coast||Boys|
|Mfantsipim School||Central region - Cape Coast||Boys|
|Holy Child School, Cape Coast||Central region - Cape Coast||Girls|
|Adisadel College||Central region - Cape Coast||Boys|
|Notre Dame Girls’ Senior High School||Bono region - Sunyani||Girls|
|Sunyani Senior High School||Bono region - Sunyani||Mixed|
|St. James Seminary/Senior High, Abesim||Bono region - Sunyani||Boys|
|Our Lady of Providence Senior High School||Bono region - Kwasibourkrom||Girls|
|Accra Academy||Greater Accra - Bubuashie||Boys|
|Pope John Senior High And Min. Seminary||Eastern Region - Koforidua||Boys|
|Koforidua Senior High Technical||Eastern Region - Koforidua||Mixed|
|Ghana Senior High, Koforidua||Eastern Region - Koforidua||Mixed|
|Krobo Girls’ Senior High School||Eastern Region - Odumasi Krobo||Girls|
|St. Peter’s Senior High School||Eastern Region - Nkwatia Kwahu||Boys|
|Ofori Panin Senior High School||Eastern Region - Akyem Tafo||Mixed|
|St. Rose’s Senior High School||Eastern Region -Akwatia||Girls|
|Aburi Girls’ Senior High School||Eastern Region - Aburi||Girls|
|Okuapeman Senior High School||Eastern Region - Akropong||Mixed|
|Accra Girls’ Senior High School||Greater Accra - Accra||Girls|
|Achimota School||Greater Accra - Achimota||Mixed|
|St. Mary’s Senior High School||Greater Accra - Korle Gonno||Girls|
|St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School||Greater Accra - Osu||Boys|
|Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC)||Greater Accra - Legon||Boys|
|Tema Senior High School||Greater Accra - Tema||Mixed|
|Tamale Senior High||Northern Region - Tamale||Mixed|
|St. Charles Senior High School||Northern Region - Tamale||Boys|
|Tamale Girls Senior High||Northern Region - Tamale||Girls|
|Ghana Senior High, Tamale||Northern Region - Tamale||Mixed|
|Bolga Girls’ Senior High School||Upper East Region - Bolgatanga||Girls|
|Navrongo Senior High School||Upper East Region - Navrongo||Mixed|
|Notre Dame Minor Sem/Senior High School||Upper East Region - Navrongo||Boys|
|St. Francis Girls’ Senior High School||Upper West Region - Jirapa||Girls|
|Lawra Senior High School||Upper West region - Lawra||Mixed|
|Nandom Senior High School||Upper West Region - Nandom||Boys|
|Mawuli School, Ho||Volta Region - Ho||Mixed|
|Ola Girls’ Senior High School, Ho||Volta Region - Ho||Girls|
|Bishop Herman College||Volta Region - Kpando||Boys|
|Arch Bishop Porter Girls’ Senior High School||Western Region - Takoradi||Girls|
|Ghana Senior High Technical||Western Region - Takoradi||Mixed|
|Sekondi College||Western Region - Sekondi||Mixed|
|St. Johns Senior High School, Secondi||Western Region - Sekondi||Boys|
|Fijai Senior High School||Western Region - Sekondi||Mixed|
The list of category A senior high and technical schools in Ghana with their location is above. Also, read our newly published article on the Overview of High School Education in Ghana. And if you prefer category C schools in Ghana, check this article.
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