Top 10 SHS(senior high schools) in the Greater Accra Region.Ghana has over five hundred (500) senior high schools across its sixteen regions.
Senior high school has always been filled with some memorable and nice vibes. Every parent or guardian wants to send their children to some of these best schools. Even aspiring high schoolers work hard to get into some of these schools.
There are various ways to classify senior high schools in Ghana. It can be based on factors like; performance in WASSCE, appearance in NSMQ and their performance, sports performance, an active alumni group, and possibly the aesthetics of the school.
For any school to have the bragging right the school need to excel especially in their academic.
Senior High Schools in the Greater Accra Region have shaped the lives of many Ghanaians.
Here are the top 15 SHS in the Greater Accra Region.
Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School:
Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary is a public boarding school established in 1938. The institution, also known as PRESEC, has a history of performing well at GCE O-levels, A-levels, BECE, and WASSCE. PRESEC offers many educational programmes to all learners. These include general science, agricultural science, business, general arts, and visual arts.
PRESEC has the most competitive admission process in Ghana. The institution uses a computerized system for student selection. However, admissions for any of the top five study programmes in the school depend on the learner gaining the necessary aggregates at the BECE level.
Accra Academy is a public Senior High School for boys. The institution runs several courses in science, business, visual arts, general agriculture, and arts. The school has maintained a high standard of educating and producing the best students in the country. It has also been ranking among the best performing senior high schools in Ghana.
Accra Academy contributes over 50% of its students to universities. Its consistency in producing the best students countrywide has made it maintain the Category A status since inception. Although gaining entry into the academy is open to all students, it is also competitive.
St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas is one of the best senior high schools in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. As a public school for boys, it has expanded its academic programmes over the years. Today, students can learn business studies, visual arts, and agricultural sciences. Today, the institution runs nine streams and five academic programmes.
St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School has been producing the best students in Ghana since its establishment in 1952. In 2013, it emerged as the Overall Best High School in Ghana. Every year, learners from the institution participate in various national competitions, including National Science, Maths Quiz, Science and Technology Fair, and more.
Achimota Senior High School:
Achimota School is a secondary co-educational boarding school established in 1924. Unlike other institutions, it has many subjects or programmes for students to learn. These include all sciences and arts. The SHS also has a music department, which has contributed significantly to the Aggrey Memorial Chapel Choir.
One of the reasons to enroll your child at Achimota School is because of its alumni. It is probably the only SHS in Ghana that has the prestige of having educated top African leaders. Some of these include Kwame Nkrumah, Jerry Rawlings, John Evans Atta Mills, Robert Mugabe, and Sir Dawda Jawara.
Accra Girls Senior High School:
Accra Girls Senior High School is an all-girls school established in 1960. It is also a boarding and non-denominational day school that offers courses in five areas of study. These include arts, general science, business, visual arts, and home economics.
Over the years, Accra Girls Senior High School has maintained its position in the top 10 SHS in Greater Accra Region. In 2015, the school was the overall best SHS in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The institution also has a reputation for producing hardworking and disciplined students.
St. Mary Senior High School, Korle Gonno
Labone Senior High School
Wesley Grammar Senior High School
Tema Senior High School
St. Grammar’s Senior High School
Chemu Senior High/Tech School