In our guide on the top 10 schools in Ashanti Region, it should be noted that Ashanti Region has the highest number of senior high schools in Ghana compared to other regions. There is a total of 122 public Senior High Schools which are classified into category A, B and C according to the 2019 schools’ register as released by the Ghana Education Service.
Academic performance at WASSCE, school’s achievement, infrastructure, and facilities are among some of such important ranking factors.
As Kumasi High School was acknowledged as Category ‘A’ school in 2017, which indisputably makes them among the top 10 schools in Ashanti Region, other notable schools also dropped from a Category A to a Category B school. Among them are Kumasi Anglican SHS, Tweneboah Koduah SHS, Konongo Odumasi SHS, St. Monica’s SHS, Effiduasi SHS etc.
It’s worthy of note that there are only six remaining category A Schools in Ashanti Region per the Computerized School Selection and Placement System(CSSPS) late 2017 review.
Here are the Top 10 schools in Ashanti Region.
The following are the top 10 schools in Ashanti Region parents of prospective students can select for placement.
1. Opoku Ware School
Opoku Ware School, often referred to as OWASS, is an all-boys high school in Santasi, a suburb of Kumasi, which is the capital of the Ashanti region of Ghana. It was established in 1952, as one of the five Catholic schools in Ghana that year. The school was named after Asante King Opoku Ware I.
Motto: Deus Lux Scientiae
2. T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School
T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School is a coeducational second-cycle public educational institution in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Founded: January 30, 1950
Motto: Knowledge is Power
3. Kumasi High School
Kumasi High School, often referred to as KUHIS, is a boys’ senior high school in the Ashanti region of Ghana. It was established in 1962, by S. K. Amoah. The students are known collectively as Mmerantee. It is located in Gyinyase near Ahinsan Estate. The motto of the school is Truth conquers.
Motto: Truth conquers.
School Colour(s): Peach (Joff Shirt)
4. Prempeh College
Prempeh College is a public secondary school for boys located in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region, Ghana. The school was founded in 1949 by the Asanteman traditional authority, the British Colonial Government, the Methodist Church Ghana and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
Prempeh College was founded through a collaboration between the Kumasi Traditional Council, the Presbyterian and Methodist churches in the then Gold Coast and the British Colonial Government.
Motto: Akan: Suban ne Nimdeε (Character and Integrity)
School Colours: Green and Gold
5. St. Louis Senior High School
St. Louis Senior High School is an all-female school located at Oduom, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
St. Louis Senior High School was opened in 1952, with an initial group of 12 girls.
Motto: UT-SINT-UNUM DIEU LE VEULT
School Colours : Green and White
6. Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School
Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Senior High School is an all female Senior High School which was established in 1951 by Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The school was founded in 1960 with funds from the Ghana Education Trust. Yaa Asantewaa is named after the Queen mother of Ejisu Yaa Asantewaa who led a war against the British Colonialists.
The school is located in a suburb called Tanoso in the Atwima Mponua District in Kumasi – Ashanti Region.
Motto: Love and Service
School Colours : Skyblue and White
This is to serve as a guide for students and parents who want to know the category a schools in Ashanti Region when choosing senior high schools within the Region.
7. Anglican Senior High School
The Anglican Senior High School is a co-educational secondary school founded in 1973. It is situated in Asem, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The present headmaster is Rev.Canon Senkyiri.
In the early 1920s, the KASS site was acquired from the Amakom chief by the English Church Mission (E.C.M.) with the intention of establishing an institution to train clergy, and facilitate the growth of the church in the Gold Coast.
Bishop M.S. O’Rocke (1913–23) secured the services of the monks of the Benedictine Order (O.S.B.) from Nashdom Abbey, England, to run the newly founded institution. In 1952, St. Augustine’s Theological College was established.
8. St. Monica’s SHS
St. Monica’s Senior High School is a girls’ second-cycle institution in Mampong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The school can be located on the Kumasi-Mampong Highway. It is 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Kumasi and lies on a hilly area thus the area is always cold. It is bounded on the north by the Ghana Highways Authority, Mampong; on the south by the Mampong Municipal Hospital; on the east by Mampong Babies’ Home; and on the west by the Ejura-Mampong Highway.
9. Konongo Odumase Senior High School
Konongo Odumase Senior High School is a coeducational second-cycle institution at Konongo-Odumase in the Asante Akim Central District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The school was started as Konongo Odumasi Secondary School but was renamed Konongo Odumase Senior High School around 2005 when the Kufuor government decided to redesignate all Senior Secondary Schools in the country as Senior High School. With twenty-one boys and five girls. This was as part of the “Accelerated Development Plan for Education” started after Kwame Nkrumah’s Convention People’s Party won the 1951 Gold Coast legislative election.
10. Effiduase Senior High School
Effisco is a second cycle institution in Ghana in the Ashanti region.
It appeared early in the Ashanti Region as a modern school of commerce (modesco) which was located at Effiduasi Akwamu in the year 1943 by Mr.E.R Addow.
Later on, the school was changed from modesco to Effisco which is now located at Effiduasi Oseikrom off Effiduasi-Accra road.
The school has produced a lot of great people in Ghana.
Its sister school is Konongo Odumasi (Koss) which is located at Odumasi in the Ashanti Region. And also it’s brother school is Kumasi high school in the Ashanti region (Gyenyase).