The school was started in 1961 as First African School by colonial government at that time to cater for African population in town which could not be taken to the other boys’ school- KIsumu Boys Secondary School which was only for European and Asian children. Its first Principal was called GEORGE KING OMOLLO.  So far 13 numbers of principals have headed the school.  The current Principal is called MR. WILLIAM MESSO MOLLA.

This institution is located at the city centre and about 2km from the shores of Lake Victoria the second largest fresh water lake in the world. This lake is rich in diverse bio-life that is also a source of income to the local community. The Kisumu National Museum is a few meters from the school and this is an educational centre to our students and the community for it is rich in cultural history and heritage. The Impala Game Park is also about 2km from the school where our students learn more about the wildlife and peculiar wetland wildlife.

In terms of curriculum our school has a four year course where those who successfully pass go to the public universities. We offer the following subjects: English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art, French, Geography, History, Agriculture, Kiswahili, Business studies among others. There are a total of 1,021 students and 50 teachers. The students sit in a class of 50 each. Our classes begin at 7:00am to 5:00pm. We also have co-curricular activities which include Basketball, Hockey, Football, Lawn Tennis, Volley ball and Handball.

We now have a school website which we are updating to give the latest news on our school. Please visit

We would like to start our School to School partnership as soon as possible to open a new world to our students and teachers.

We have organized to start with 40 pupils ages 15 – 17. They are eagerly waiting to hear from their new friends in the USA.

The following teachers will be coordinating this project:

Lois Adhiambo Owiti  -

Mark Origa –

We look forward to hearing from you.



Here are some photos of our students.





The school choir entertains guests during one of the functions in school.

The Principal Mr. William Messo Molla with the French Ambassador (in white blouse) Her Excellency Elizabeth Barbier during her visit to the school early this year.

Our students pose for the camera at a workshop. These students are in their final year at our school.

Our Champions-Kisumu Day High School Hockey Team at the African Regional Tournament where they did us proud emerging with the silver medal. BRAVO!