Winneba Secondary School was founded in 1949 by A.J. Dowona Hammond [former Minister of Education] who was mandated by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to establish a secondary school in Winneba. The school offers a 4-years Senior High School programme which prepares Junior High School graduates for tertiary education and the world of work.
Our population has grown from the initial 21 students to 1,600 comprising 800 boys and 800 girls. Our corresponding staff strength is 120 [both teaching and non-teaching]
Admission is based purly on a good pass in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E) and strictly through the Computerized School Selection and Placment System (CSSPS).
The history of Winneba Secondary (High) School began in 1949 when one Mr. Bortey established Ghana Secondary and Commercial Academy in Wiineba. This private school was housed in the Buckingham palace- like building opposite the office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (Old Site). As a result of managerial and financial problems, Mr. Borteys school children agitated for the takeover of the school by Ghana education services. Caught inn the web of the nationwide students strike during the Positive Action and Civil Disobedience era, and under the impression that the school was one of Dr. Nkrumah’s schools, the students advocated for a new and efficient manager. When Dr. Nkrumah heard the clarion call of the students he quickly requested Mr. A. J. Dowuona Hammond to proceed from Peki Ghana Secondary School to Winneba in order to mobilize the striking students to form a new school.
With the help of the late Mr. Kofi Agyare, the propaganda secretary of the CPP, Winneba Constituency Mr. Hammond gathered 21 students made up of boys and girls, spreading from Form 1 to Form 3, to start a secondary school. The first school prefect of the school was Master Kingsley Kuranchie, who by dint of hard work rose through the ranks of the legal profession to become a High Court Judge. Coming events cat their shadows to say the old proverb.
The new school briefly occupying Yeboah Memorial House, moved to an abandoned wooden structure formerly used by the YMCA for the predominantly white officers of the Royal West African Frontier Force during the World War II. This structure was located on the premises of the south campus of the University of Education of Winneba.
After a while, the school relocated to the SCOA buildings, now known as the central campus of the University of Education of Winneba. Master J. Nunoo- Mensah, who became the school prefect here also, by dint of hard work, has risen to become the National Security Advisor To the third president of the fourth Republic of Ghana. In 1960 the school moved to its present premises. The current headmistress is Mrs. Cecilia KwakyeCofie.