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, other notable schools also dropped from Category A to 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 Computerised School Selection and Placement System(CSSPS) late 2017 review.
Here are the category a schools in Ashanti Region.
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
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
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)
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
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
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 withing the Region.