Rungiri Secondary School



Rungiri Secondary School was established in 1978 as a ’Harambee’ school. The school was founded as a result of Harambee fund raising meeting held on 19th February, 1978 at which members of the public ’pulled together’ to contribute money to start the school.

The initial objective of starting the school was to absorb the growing number of primary school leavers from the locality who could not secure admission in the government aided schools.

The founder of the school was Mr. Socrates Gitau Karanja together with other elders of the P.C.E.A Church Rungiri.

The initial enrolment of the school in 1978 was 57 students of both genders. However, owing to its strategic location, improvement in physical facilities among other factors, the enrolment has significantly improved to the current 860 students.

It has immense potential for further expansion in enrolment. The school is now under the ministry of education and is registered as a mixed Day school sponsored by the P.C.E.A Church.

In academics, Rungiri has improved from a mean of 4.1447 in the year 2004 to 6.581 in the year 2011. The school has emerged as the best school in the district for the past 3 years.

In Co- curricular activities, the school participates in most activities and has been represented at the national level. Currently, the school has an enrolment of 860 students: 301 girls and 559 boys.


To be a centre of excellence in provision and promotion of quality education


To efficiently and effectively nurture the students’ academic and co – curricular potential within a conducive environment whose pillars are discipline and spiritual endowment


Deligence and honesty


P.O. Box 438-00902, Kikuyu


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