In 1971 this school presented the 1st candidates for external examinations. Much was not heard about the school in the years before 1988. The turning point, however came in 1992 when we entered the bracket of academic giants. If you check the archives, we were in that year ranked 40th out of 100 best performing schools in the country. Today, we need no introduction.
The Trend of Academic Performance of Uganda Martyrs S.S Namugongo at Ordinary Level (UCE) for the last 27 years (1990 to 2016)

 Year  DIV. 1  DIV. 2  DIV. 3 DIV. 4 DIV.7 TOTAL % IN DIV. 1
 1990  06 30 47 09 92 6.5%
 1991  06 29 47 04 01 87 6.8%
 1992 30 54 24 02 03 113 26.5%
 1993 55 61 10 126 43.6%
 1994 67 68 13 03 151 44.4%
 1995 98 23 02 123 79.6%
 1996 90 10 100 90%
 1997 114 07 121 94.2
 1998 115 03 118 97.4%
1999 144 144 100%
2000 148 148 100%
 2001 132 132 100%
 2002  167 167 100%
 2003 178 01 179 99.4%
 2004 149 149 100%
 2005 178 02 180 98.8%
 2006 180 180 100%
 2007 221 01 222 99.5%
 2008 176 03 179 98.3%
 2009 201 01 202 99.5%
 2010 190 04 194 97.9%
 2011 216 06 222 97.3%
 2012 252 07 259 97.3%
 2013 163 163 100%
 2014  213 04 217 98.1%
 2015 197 07 01 205 96.1%
 2016 260 06 266 97.7%