Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday released 2017 KCSE results. This was the second time the national results were released before the end of the year they were taken.

As has come to be expected in this Matiang’i era, the number of grade As and A-s was extremely low.

There was a slight improvement in grade As, from 140 last year to 142 this year. But it was a different story in A minuses, which dropped by almost half, from 4,645 to 2,714.

Out of 615,000+ students who sat for the exam, only 70,000 attained the minimum university entry grade of C+. This was a drop from 88,000 who did last year.

Kenya High School recorded the highest number of grade As, but the top student, Naomi Kawira, was from Pangani Girls.

These were the top 5 students.

1. Karimi Naomi Kawira, Pangani Girls – 87.011

2. Sharon Chepchumba, Moi Girls Eld – 86.830

3. Kamau Brian Maina, Alliance High – 86.757

4. Odero Donatta, Lenana Sch – 86.561

5. Harriet Mueke, Mary Hill Girls – 85.956


In terms of school performances, big names were given a thorough beating by relatively unknown ones.

Sing’ore Girls of Elgeyo Marakwet county was the top school in the country, followed by Mombasa’s Light Academy and Alliance Girls in that order. Kenya High School and Loreto High School completed the top 5.

Among the traditionally big names, Mang’u High School came in at number 14, Friends Kamusinga at 15 and Maranda School at 21.

The story was the same for Starehe Boys which came in at position 27.

Here is a list of the top 100 schools in KCSE 2017.

PSN
CODE
SCHOOL
CATEGORY
ENTRY
PERF.
COUNTY
1
34518102
SING'ORE GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
271
69.98921
ELGEYO MARAKWET
2
03121102
LIGHT ACADEMY
PRIVATE
28
69.139142
MOMBASA
3
11200002
ALLIANCE GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
394
68.682677
KIAMBU
4
20400003
THE KENYA HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
298
68.242429
NAIROBI
5
11200005
LORETO HIGH SCHOOL LIMURU
NATIONAL
261
68.134544
KIAMBU
6
07214117
KISIMA MIXED SECONDARY SCHOOL
PRIVATE
39
67.784538
NYANDARUA
7
26500001
MOI GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL-­‐ ELDORET
NATIONAL
289
67.526491
UASIN GISHU
8
29500006
KAPSABET BOYS
NATIONAL
311
67.402749
NANDI
9
11200001
ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
374
67.356959
KIAMBU
10
20400006
PANGANI GIRLS
NATIONAL
281
66.22232
NAIROBI
11
27552001
MOI HIGH SCHOOL KABARAK
PRIVATE
338
66.004443
NAKURU
12
24505104
KAPENGURIA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
241
65.956066
WEST POKOT
13
20406020
STRATHMORE SCHOOL
PRIVATE
88
65.926329
NAIROBI
14
11200003
MANGU HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
299
65.23101
KIAMBU
15
36600004
FRIENDS KAMUSINGA
NATIONAL
275
65.053389
BUNGOMA
16
37632101
CHEBUYUSI BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
COUNTY
190
64.412105
KAKAMEGA
17
20404006
LIGHT ACADEMY
PRIVATE
100
64.38264
NAIROBI
18
08200007
KAGUMO HIGH
NATIONAL
277
64.337451
NYERI
19
20400002
NAIROBI SCHOOL
NATIONAL
356
64.314224
NAIROBI
20
28512112
MOI TEA GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
134
64.308268
KERICHO
21
42700005
MARANDA HIGH
NATIONAL
493
64.239186
SIAYA
22
20405004
PRECIOUS BLOOD RIRUTA
EXTRA COUNTY
151
64.190701
NAIROBI
23
23500014
ST. JOSEPH'S BOYS HIGH SCHOOL -­‐ KITALE
NATIONAL
477
63.660849
TRANSNZOIA
24
28500005
KIPSIGIS GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
239
63.517974
KERICHO
25
20406008
KIANDA SCHOOL
PRIVATE
53
63.417754
NAIROBI
26
24504201
ORTUM SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
320
63.389806
WEST POKOT
27
20400004
STAREHE BOYS' CENTRE & SCHOOL
NATIONAL
254
62.776007
NAIROBI
28
26509186
SEGERO ADVENTIST ACADEMY
PRIVATE
32
62.735687
UASIN GISHU
29
11200006
MARYHILL GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
324
62.734972
KIAMBU
30
28522505
LITEIN HIGH SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
269
62.202189
KERICHO
31
10208311
PIONEER SCHOOL
PRIVATE
270
62.184666
MURANG'A
32
44700006
KANGA HIGH
NATIONAL
291
61.934065
MIGORI
33
39700001
MASENO SCHOOL
NATIONAL
343
61.879985
KISUMU
34
27538102
ELBURGON SECONDARY SCHOOL
SUB COUNTY
132
61.785924
NAKURU
35
10200008
MURANGA HIGH
NATIONAL
259
61.514162
MURANG'A
36
40727101
RIOKINDO HIGH SEC SCHOOL
COUNTY
117
60.830948
KISII
37
34500010
ST PATRICK ITEN
NATIONAL
207
60.746642
ELGEYO MARAKWET
38
20400009
STAREHE GIRLS' CENTRE
NATIONAL
115
60.563652
NAIROBI
39
11200004
LIMURU GIRLS' SCHOOL
NATIONAL
278
60.209165
KIAMBU
40
27500009
NAKURU GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
228
59.944179
NAKURU
41
27536119
ANESTAR BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
PRIVATE
66
59.874424
NAKURU
42
27500002
NAKURU HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
241
59.834705
NAKURU
43
40700002
KISII HIGH
NATIONAL
352
59.705002
KISII
44
44729101
AGENG'A SECONDARY SCHOOL
COUNTY
113
59.696946
MIGORI
45
44736101
ST JOSEPH'S RAPOGI SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
304
59.648523
MIGORI
46
38600003
BUNYORE GIRLS
NATIONAL
292
59.497294
VIHIGA
47
14333201
KYENI GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
146
59.467287
EMBU
48
31557202
MAASAI HIGH SCHOOL
PRIVATE
21
59.247523
KAJIADO
49
03121101
SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL-­‐ NAHYAN
PRIVATE
214
59.080168
MOMBASA
50
10227301
NJIIRI SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
364
58.660376
MURANG'A
51
41710301
AGORO SARE HIGH SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
308
58.584558
HOMA BAY
52
41700004
ASUMBI GIRLS
NATIONAL
338
58.519591
HOMA BAY
53
11211340
HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL, LIMURU
PRIVATE
87
58.183988
KIAMBU
54
41742105
ORERO BOYS SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
280
58.125267
HOMA BAY
55
13302102
ST CHARLES LWANGA SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
139
58.076446
KITUI
56
27536129
ANESTAR BOYS HIGH SCH -­‐ LANET
PRIVATE
84
57.922023
NAKURU
57
08237012
MAHIGA GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
198
57.822828
NYERI
58
39700009
KISUMU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
285
57.735891
KISUMU
59
12301771
ALIM HIGH SCHOOL
PRIVATE
80
57.72315
MACHAKOS
60
23500003
ST BRIGIDS KIMININI
NATIONAL
226
57.672252
TRANSNZOIA
61
20403007
DON BOSCO SECONDARY SCHOOL
PRIVATE
46
57.633173
NAIROBI
62
27500008
UTUMISHI BOYS ACADEMY
NATIONAL
266
57.630883
NAKURU
63
08200010
BISHOP GATIMU NGANDU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
268
57.245925
NYERI
64
30544102
MARY MOTHER OF GRACE SECONDARY SCHOOL
PRIVATE
28
57.230464
LAIKIPIA
65
20401011
WAMY HIGH SCHOOL
PRIVATE
110
57.122036
NAIROBI
66
34559502
METKEI SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
130
56.794292
ELGEYO MARAKWET
67
03106120
ABU HUREIRA ACADEMY
PRIVATE
53
56.562471
MOMBASA
68
12300001
MACHAKOS BOYS
NATIONAL
218
56.492752
MACHAKOS
69
18336101
PRECIOUS BLOOD SEC.SCHOOL -­‐ KILUNGU
EXTRA COUNTY
95
56.482021
MAKUENI
70
27536202
BAHATI GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
195
56.21702
NAKURU
71
36600002
LUGULU GIRLS
NATIONAL
302
56.199076
BUNGOMA
72
11236101
ST.FRANCIS GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL (MANG'U)
EXTRA COUNTY
170
56.140958
KIAMBU
73
27538208
MOLO ACADEMY
EXTRA COUNTY
159
56.133968
NAKURU
74
30500020
NJONJO GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
164
55.948146
LAIKIPIA
75
27538204
MARY MOUNT SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
156
55.786198
NAKURU
76
29513101
KAPSABET GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
204
55.724735
NANDI
77
08202001
NYERI HIGH SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
205
55.70698
NYERI
78
39734405
CHEMELIL SUGAR ACADEMY
PRIVATE
94
55.615159
KISUMU
79
09200011
KABARE GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
197
55.574416
KIRINYAGA
80
31500011
MOI GIRLS ISINYA
NATIONAL
162
55.422734
KAJIADO
81
43700008
NYAMBARIA HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
337
55.406813
NYAMIRA
82
20408027
NEWLIGHT SENIOR BOYS SCHOOL
PRIVATE
26
55.359769
NAIROBI
83
03106119
QUBAA MUSLIM SCHOOL
PRIVATE
45
55.340177
MOMBASA
84
13300005
MUTHALE GIRLS
NATIONAL
189
55.284423
KITUI
85
14300006
MOI HIGH MBIRURI
NATIONAL
204
55.263122
EMBU
86
22526101
ST. THERESA'S GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL
PRIVATE
37
54.879702
SAMBURU
87
19300010
IKUU BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
175
54.833628
THARAKANITHI
88
24500022
CHEWOYET HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL
268
54.783981
WEST POKOT
89
37600001
KAKAMEGA SCHOOL
NATIONAL
296
54.768472
KAKAMEGA
90
20410001
MOI GIRLS' SCHOOL NAIROBI
EXTRA COUNTY
265
54.759592
NAIROBI
91
20406015
CONSOLATA SCHOOL
PRIVATE
68
54.500897
NAIROBI
92
18300003
MAKUENI BOYS
NATIONAL
225
54.402835
MAKUENI
93
15300012
ST. MARY'S GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL IGOJI
NATIONAL
201
54.310308
MERU
94
39741005
KISUMU BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
252
54.256361
KISUMU
95
43706117
ST. PETER'S NYAKEMINCHA SEC SCH
SUB COUNTY
128
54.221273
NYAMIRA
96
20404013
NAIROBI MUSLIM ACADEMY
PRIVATE
97
54.184597
NAIROBI
97
40735201
ST. CHARLES LWANGA ICHUNI GIRLS HIGH
EXTRA COUNTY
191
54.161795
KISII
98
40732120
NYABISASE MIXED SECONDARY SCHOOL
SUB COUNTY
88
54.129
KISII
99
42721202
RAMBA SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
366
54.12298
SIAYA
100
13302103
ST. ANGELA'S GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL
EXTRA COUNTY
168
54.120232
KITUI