Chogoria Girls High School is a National girls’ school, situated in Tharaka Nithi County, Maara District, Mwimbi Division, Chogoria location, on the eastern slopes of Mt. Kenya. It is 200km North of Nairobi and 40km south of Meru Town.
In 1968 the school headmaster decided to separate boys from girls and this gave birth to Chogoria Girls Secondary School with its first head teacher Mrs. Charity Mugo.
In 1969, the girls moved to the present 20-acre site. The physical facilities were quite inadequate but through the efforts of the local community, the P.C.E.A church and assistance from the government and parents the school grew. It continued as a single stream (160 students) up to 1979 when the second stream was born. In 1980 the Advanced level (‘A’ level), Arts stream was started.
From 1980 the school continued with two streams in ordinary level ‘O’ and one stream ‘A’ level Arts. The ‘A’ level stream was phased out in 1989, when the education system in Kenya was changed to 8-4-4 system. The third stream in` O’ level was then started in 1990.
In 1996 the fourth stream was started and soon after (2001) the fifth stream was born.
The student population as at November 2011 stands at 930, with 53 trained teachers (7 of whom are employed by the Board of Governors) and 49 non-teaching staff members.
P.o Box 76 Chogoria, Kenya.