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



We aspire to educate students in a rigorous, diverse and supportive learning environment.  All students at Hamden High School are challenged to become socially, culturally and globally aware as well as civically active and productive.  Our students will demonstrate responsible personal behaviors, and will achieve self-reliance in order to obtain college/career readiness skills.  Our students are further expected to be caring and productive young men and women who are resilient and resourceful problem solvers. We believe students learn best when they are given real-world learning opportunities, and when adults work collaboratively to ensure a safe, supportive, and engaging learning environment.


Instructional Materials

The following materials are available for specific Math and Science courses.

Math Workbooks

Science workbooks

Academic Expectations:
Students will:
  • Read with comprehension
  • Write effectively to communicate for a wide variety of purposes 
  • Demonstrate creativity
  • Solve complex problems
  • Use technology discerningly to access, analyze, and use information 
Social and Civic Expectations:

Students will:

  • Understand and carry out their responsibilities as members of the community 
  • Understand preventative physical, mental, and social health strategies