This study sought to examine classroom management practices and students’ academic performance in Fine Art in secondary schools in Kitswamba Sub County, Kasese District. The study’s objectives were to examine the extent to which teaching and learning, monitoring of students’ behaviour and teachers’ guidance and counseling practices can affect students’ performance in secondary schools. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design, where both quantitative and qualitative methods were used, to collect data from 67 respondents, which included students, art teachers and directors of studies in the study area.
The data was analysed and presented using frequencies and percentages and revealed that teachers did not execute classroom management practices as expected of them, perhaps because of lack of supervision by 42 their administrators. The second finding showed that students’ behavior was not put under serious consideration to foster academic performance. The third finding revealed that teachers were not providing guidance and counseling services to students while teaching. Therefore, the study concluded that poor academic performance in Fine Art in secondary schools in Kitswamba Sub-County arose from the poor implementation of classroom management practices. It is recommended that teachers should be retrained in order to acquire skills and materials that can ensure proper implementation of classroom activities.