HISTORY IN BRIEF
Langata High School was born out of the Nairobi City Council’s acknowledgement of the plight of the many City Primary School levers, particularly from the most disadvantaged sections. Through its Education Department, to offer at least two more years of education to those pupils who failed to secure places in Government schools, it supported the establishment of OFAFA JERICHO LEAVERS’ CENTRE in 1968 under its Management. The Centre offered EVENING CLASSES to enable the pupils to attempt Kenya Junior Secondary Examination (KJSE) i.e two years post Primary Education. In 1971 the Centre was moved to Racecourse Road Primary School premises and renamed RACECOURSE LEAVERS’ STUDY CENTRE and shared the Primary School facilities. Despite the major problems such as not having adequate secondary school resources including books and teaching staff, in 1972, of the 70 candidates registered to sit KJSE, 17 pupils passed the Examination thus opening a brighter future for themselves. All the while, the City Council, through it’s Education Department was persuading the Central Government to consider and grant aid to the centre and eventually take it OVER. In August, 1973 the Government constituted the school’s first Board of Governors to run the school which was renamed Langata High School, registered to be a TWO STREAMED SCHOOL from form 1 – form IV. In 1974 the Government took over one of the streams and the responsibility of its operations through the Board.
From the humble beginnings described above, the school grew steadily. In 1975, it’s first Form IV class did “O” Level Examination and achieved 83% pass. One student of this class, proceeded for “A” level studies in another high school where he qualified to join the University of Nairobi.
Langata High School previously was a four stream mixed day school. Currently, we have a population of 900 students with five streams.Our current staff establishment is 34 teachers.
Langata High School has consistently embraced co-curriculum activities. It’s considered as an integral part of curriculum. We have been participating in various disciplines namely:
Football (Boys/Girls) Volleyball, Netball, Basketball, Handball and Athletics. We are perennial contenders in the Nairobi Secondary School Sports championship. For the second year running the school won Netball and represented the province at the National games held in Kisii. Accompanying the team were also athletes from the school.
We have also continued with commitment in extra-curricular activities as was evident this year when we defended our titles in 2nd edition of copa cocacola football tournament that we had won last year. The girl’s team was number 2 while the boys emerged as champions. We become proud winners of sports equipment worth 75,000 for girls and 100,000 for boys further more, One of our boys David Gateri, emerged as the best football talent from the tournament and will tour Brazil this August for his achievement.
Some of the on-going and new improvements of school infrustructure
For years we've been improving on learning equipments, student boarding hostels and kitchen services for the well being of the students.Below are so of them: