Lenana Sch

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Lenana Sch is in Nairobi County (Dagoretti Constituency).

Lenana Sch is a boys day secondary school.

Lenana School is a high school in Nairobi, Kenya.
It was formed in 1949 by colonial governor Philip Euen Mitchell in 1949, known then as the Duke of York School. The first students were briefly housed at the then British colonial Governor’s House which is the current State House as they waited for the school’s completion. The founding principal/headmaster was R.H. James.
Originally the school was reserved for white students only within the racial system of colonial Kenya, but after independence in 1963 there were gradual changes that led to the first few black and Asian students being admitted in the mid 1960s.
The school was renamed Lenana School in 1969 after the legendary Laibon Lenana who was the central human figure in the Maasai religious system and ruled around the end of the 19th century through to the early 20th century. The first Kenyan headmaster (principal) of the school was Mr. James Kamunge.
Lenana School currently has 1200 students. In 2006, it was ranked 26th best high school in Kenya based on Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education results.Through the 1980s and into the 21st century, Lenana School has maintained high academic standards ranking in the top 10 and top 20 respectively for many years in the 1980s. The current School Principal is Mr. William Mwangi who is deputised by Mr. Silas Wandera.

Nearby schools:

  1. Satelite Starehe Primary Sch (517.52m)
  2. Satelite Starehe Sec (542.76m)
  3. Kings Pavillion Pri Sch (556.95m)
  4. Kings Pavillion Sec Sch (556.95m)
  5. Heart Of Mercy School Secondary (564.49m)


School Code: N1010089

Address: 30253 Nairobi

Level: Secondary School

Day/Boarding: Day

Gender: Boys

Ownership: Public

Sponsor: Central Government/DEB

Student Needs: Ordinary


Acreage: 210

Acreage per enrolment: 4.7

Pupil Teacher Ratio: 0.0

Total Enrolment: 981

Total Teaching staff: 53


County: Nairobi

Constituency: Dagoretti

Province: Nairobi

District: Dagoretti

Division: Dagoretti

Location: Riruta

Sub Location: Ngando


TSC Male Teachers 16
TSC Female Teachers 35
Local Authority Male Teachers 0
Local Authority Female Teachers 0
PTA Board of Governors Male Teacher 1
PTA Board of Governors Female Teacher 1
Other Male Teachers 0
Other Female Teachers 0
Non Teaching Staff Male 55
Non Teaching Staff Female 13