St. Joseph’s School Rapogi is a county high school for boys situated in Sare in the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya. It is in Migori County.
ST.JOSEPH’S SCHOOL, RAPOGI.
, Migori County
Sharpening for the Future
1961 (58 years ago)
Mr. Maurice Otunga Nyanjagah (2016)
Number of students
Rapogi, Migori County
History and administration
The school was founded in 1961 by Roman Catholic missionaries before it was state-owned public school. 800–900 students attend the school each year and it has a teaching staff of 46. The former school director was Mr. Maurice Ndolo, who succeeded Mr. Thomas KOgolla. Principal Kogolla took over from Mr.Awiti, who also succeeded Hon John Pesa, an accomplished educator turned politician who after his term as Migori Teachers College, was elected as an MP of the Migori Constituency. The school director is Mr. Maurice Otunga, who was the former principal of Ringa boys High School.In 2010, the school population was 902 students but by 2015, the population had risen to around 1500.
The student body is headed by the school captain (head boy), together with councillors. In 2010, the school introduced a student council body. There is an Old Boys Association “Rapogi Old Students Association (ROSA)” which is a social gathering of old boys.
The school has 17 dorms with a capacity of 90 students per dorm. The latest development is the completion of a four-storey dormitory that has greatly eased congestion in the school.
The school is a seven-streamed school in form one to three, the current form fours have a five-streamed class, a total of 26 classes. With the Ministry’s stipulated enrollment of 45 students per class, the total student population should therefore be 1035. However, the present population is slightly higher due to high demand. The school admits children from various religious and ethnic groups after an eight-year primary cycle ending with the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.
The school is one of the giant school not only in southern Nyanza but also in the whole province. The academic performance of the school is very remarkable. The class of 2004 emerged at position one in Nyanza province, defeating the Maseno School, Maranda High School, Kanga High School and St. Mary’s School Yala. Mr. John O Awiti is the principal at Yala. In 2011 results, it followed Maranda High School in Nyanza and was ranked 19th nationally