Hamden High School

2040 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 407-2040
(203) 407-2041 fax  

Nadine GannonPrincipal

HHS House Information

Sleeping Giant House
Assistant Principal
All Freshman

Whitney House
Assistant Principal
Last Names A - K (10-12)

Washburn House
Assistant Principal
Last Names L - Z (10 -12)
Assistant Principal


About Us

Principal: Nadine Gannon
(203) 407-2040

Established in 1935
School Colors:  Green and Gold
School Motto:  "To Everyone There Openeth A Way"
School Mascot:  Green Dragon

Our Program

Hamden High School is an accredited four-year public high school located in Hamden, Connecticut. We are a comprehensive high school that serves a diverse student body of more than 1600 students. Our goal is to meet the educational needs of each student. The school strives for excellence in all areas and believes that effective education is the result of a strong partnership with the families of its students.

Hamden High's program of study is designed to provide each student with a world-class learning experience. The wide range of learning opportunities offered exceeds many other comprehensive high schools in the state and allows students to work with school personnel and their parents/guardians to develop a course of study that most appropriately meets their needs. In addition to required course offerings, students may choose from a vast selection of electives. Classes meet daily on an eight period schedule. (see bell schedule below)

House Information

To personalize the high school experience, Hamden High School is structured around a house system. Each house is under the direction of an assistant principal, who is also referred to as the House Principal. Students are alphabetically assigned to one of three houses - each with its own administrator, guidance counselors, and support professionals who provide direct service to the students.  In additional to these members, a school nurse and/or school psychologist also provide assistance.

Each House Principal maintains an office located apart from the Main Office of the school. Concerns regarding lockers, tardiness to school or class, discipline issues, early dismissal from school or other similar concerns should be addressed to the appropriate house office.


Hamden High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group view process. 

Use this link to access the NEASC Visiting Committee Report for Hamden High School 2015.

Green & Gold Guide 2020-2021

(Student and Parent Handbook)