Maranda High School emerged the winner in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 2011 examination results released on Wednesday by Education Minister Prof Sam Ongeri.
Maranda toppled 2009 and 2010 winners Alliance High School who came second followed by Alliance Girls High School.
In 2010 KCSE results, Maranda High School was ranked fourth.
Starehe Boys Centre and School made a comeback in 2011 and was ranked fourth nationally followed by Mangu High in the fifth position.
Moi Girls High School Eldoret was number six, Kenya High was number (7), Maryhill Girls (8), Pangani Girls (9) and Starehe Girls Centre was ranked number 10 nationally.
Nalianya Job from a private secondary school, St Peters Seminary was named the top candidate nationally in the 2011 KCSE.
The top female candidate was Lonyangapuo Chelagat from Alliance High School and was ranked fourth in the top students nationally.
Nalianya was position one nationally followed by Gikonyo Peter Gitau and Odhiambo Emmanuel both from Alliance High School.
Lonyangapuo was ranked fourth and was followed by Sydney Oirere (Maranda High School), Gachibwa Brian Ruhiu(Starehe Boys Centre) was sixth, followed by Aseta Faith of Moi Girls High School-Eldoret.
Kariuki Alex Murimi from Alliance High was eighth, Tyson Odhiambo from Maranda High School was ninth while Guyaki Oisebe from Precious Blood Riruta was ranked number 10 nationally.
There were three girls in the top 10 students nationally and seven boys in the same category.
Alliance High School and Starehe Boys Centre and School had three students each in the top 10 male candidates while Maranda High School had two students.
St Peters Seminary and Moi High School Kabarak had one candidate each in the category.
Alliance Girls High School and Moi Girls High School Eldoret had three students each among the top 10 female candidates nationally, while Kenya High and Precious Blood Riruta had two students each.
By Beatrice Obwocha, The Standard