Best 5 Senior High Schools in Western Region


The 2017 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results have been compiled. Based on the results, we have computed the pass rates of the top performing schools in the past five years (from 2013 -2017). The ranking methodology employs the percentage of candidates who scored A1 to C6 in six subjects and qualified for tertiary education.

This year’s list saw very few changes. Overall, Brong-Ahafo based Saint James Seminary topped with an average pass rate of 98.80%. The school has consistently scored above 97% in the past five years (posting 99.49% in 2014 , 98.69% in 2015 and 97.75% in 2017)

Most Senior High Schools making the top 10 remain intact but for Rev. John Teye Memorial School who secured a 80% pass rate this year to clinch tenth place. It is the only private school to make the top 10 this year. Galaxy International School is the next best private school in Ghana clinching 16th place with an average pass rate of 77.46%

Wesely Girls High School still leads the pack of top all girls schools, closely followed by Holy Child College. In 2017, Holico had a pass rate of 90.69% to Wesely Girls’ 86.86%. At this rate, Holy Child College will surpass Wesely Girls High School as the best girls’ school in the next few years. Saint Roses SHS, St. Louis SHS and Aburi Girls are the remaining all girls schools in the top 20 list.

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             Average percentage of passes: 98.80%

Archbishop Pothers Girls Senior High Schools comes out on top again this year. This little known school located in the Western Region have been able to maintain top spot over the past five years. They topped last year’s list with a whooping 98.80% of average passes over the past five years. In 2017


        Average percentage of passes: 94.97%


 Ghana Secondary tech is followed closely by St. Francis Xavier Junior Seminary from the Western Region of Ghana. In recent times this school has garnered praise for their academic prowess. They have also placed consistently in the top five schools for the last few years. They came up an average pass rate of 94.97%


            Average percentage of passes: 88.23%

The third spot is taken by St john’s Senior High School popularly known as ‘’JOHN’S BOYS’’. ls Located in Western Region, the school leads the Sekondi cohort of top schools. In 2017, out of 866 students presented, 739 qualified for University education. That have scored an impressive 85.33% of average passes over the past five years.

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      Average percentage of passes: 87.60%

The AGISS make it to the fourth on the list. Often regarded as the best school in the country, the all-girls school from Western region Aside being an academic power house, they are known for their stellar discipline. Out of 428 students presented in 2017, 371 were eligible for university education. This represents a commendable 88.23% average pass rate over the past five years.


    Average percentage of passes: 87.53%

The famous Sekondi college came sixth on the list with an average percentage pass of 86.31 over the past five years. Out of 809 students presented in 2017, 674 qualified for admission to the University. Consistently ranked among the best Senior High Schools, it is worth mentioning that Adisadel College was ranked 10th out of the top 100 best high schools in Africa by Africa Almanac in 2003, based on quality of education, student engagement, strength and activities of alumni, school profile, internet and news visibility.


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