Situated about 5 kilometres from Bondo Town along the Kisumu -Usenge Highway, Maranda High School has for long been a centre of excellence in Kenyan Secondary school education and the pride of Nyanza Province.
With old boys such as the Late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Mr. Otiende Amollo (Advocate, formerly of the Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review), former PC Peter Raburu, Mr. Orwa Ojode (Assistant Minister), Mr. Oburu Odinga (Assistant Minister) and many prolific doctors, lawyers, engineers and other professionals, Maranda has surely contributed, and continues to contribute, to national development.
The School recently hit the headlines when it emerged 4th overall in the 2010 KCSE examinations beating, among other perennial academic giants, Starehe Boys Centre and School, Mangu High School, Maseno National School and Alliance Girls High School. However, the school has always performed well, especially since the inception of the 8-4-4 system of education. In fact, in the 2009 KCSE examinations, Maranda High School produced the highest number of candidates who qualified for direct admission to the Public Universities.This trend is likely to continue for a very long time.