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HHS students WOW us once again with their talents and creativity! What an incredible Hamden tradition!
Nine Hamden students recently competed in the CT invention Convention. Three students were even selected to compete in the International competition! What will these wonderful students think of next?
The Ridge Hill Elementary School chorus was recently honored to sing the National Anthem at a Quinnipiac University basketball game! They made us proud!
The HHS Team is currently in the top two (!) in the rigorous, year-long statewide Sikorsky STEM Challenge competition! In round one, the HHS team scored close to a perfect score! Go Hamden!
Do you have an idea for how we can make Hamden Public Schools even better? Maybe you've thought about ways to improve parent involvement, after school programs or other aspects of our school system?Our superintendent, Jody Goeler, would love to hear your thoughts- so he has created "Thursday Office Hours" every Thursday morning from 7:30-8:00. Visit the Superintendent's Office page under DISTRICT INFORMATION for details!

Parents and Community Info


Last Day of School - June 26! (June 27 for Alice Peck and West Woods students). June 22, 25, 26 and 27 (for WW and AP students) are half days.

HHS Class of 2018 Graduation will go on as scheduled (Rain or Shine) on June 21, 6:00 PM

"The Voice" of Hamden -
We're So Proud of Our Students and Alumni!

performers on stage at the Voice of Hamden

Wow! What an great night! "The Voice of Hamden" was a wonderful night filled with just a few of our amazing singing students!  Two of Hamden High's outstanding Alumni  - Blessing Offor (from NBC's "The Voice") and Linedy Genao (Broadway celeb) - added to the star quality of the evening and provided entertainment and judging expertise. All proceeds benefit the Hamden Education Foundation.

2018-19 HPS Approved Calendar

Are you interested in knowing the future? Although we can't help you know everything that will happen, at least we can help you find out when school begins, parent conferences are scheduled or when holiday breaks will occur during the 2018-19 school year. Come back soon to take a look at the 2018-19 Hamden Public School Approved Calendar.


$500,000 Awarded to Hamden for HHS STEM Academy!

For the past few years, Hamden administration has worked with State Representative Mike D' Agostino to secure funding for the creation of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy for students at Hamden High School. On November 29, 2017, the State Bond Commission granted Hamden $500,000 to begin this initiative! We can't wait to 

Student Data Privacy

On July 1, 2018, a new CT law comes into affect related to student data privacy. In compliance with the law, Hamden is assuring that any student data-related product used by Hamden Public Schools meets the law's requirements. View privacy policies of our vendors and more information on the new student data privacy law.

It's not easy being green. No wait... it is!

Hamden Public Schools has gone GREEN!

In keeping with our mission to provide safe and supportive learning environments, and in compliance with state law, Hamden Public Schools uses only "green" cleaning products in all of our buildings. (Read about Hamden's "Going Green" efforts on our Facilities page.) You can also find out more by watching this cute video by the CT Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection, "Healthy Environments in Connecticut Schools."

Elementary Report Card Parent Guide 

Click here to access the Hamden Public Schools Elementary Report Card Parent Guide.

Visit our Parents' Page for Many More Interesting Links!



Free Software for HPS Students!

Microsoft Office Available - Free!

Office 365 logoIf you have a student attending one of our schools, you can get the latest version of Microsoft Office FOR FREE! Read about the Microsoft Student Advantage Program in Hamden and find out how you can download copies onto up to 5 home devices.

"Tweets" from Our Superintendent!



Our Amazing Students and Staff!

Budding Computer Scientists from HHS Create Award-Winning App!

We were thrilled to learn that students from Hamden High's App Development Class were awarded Third Place in the Computer Science Challenge at the recent Connecticut Tech Expo!  There were many entries from across CT - the majority from STEM magnet schools - yet Hamden's students obviously impressed the judges with their fitness app, "G4G" (Guide 4 Greatness). Congratulations to the Hamden team - YOU ARE GREAT!


HMS Students Win BIG at State Conference

Hamden Middle School students recently competed in the TSA (Technology Student Association) State Conference in West Hartford, competing in STEM events including VEX IQ Robotics, CO2 Dragster Design, Coding, and Video Game Design. Hamden students demonstrated that they have what it takes to be a leader in our technical society - winning MULTIPLE awards and honors!  Several students will represent HMS at the TSA National Conference in Atlanta, GA this June. We couldn't be more proud of these outstanding members of our Hamden family!


Congratulations to Hamden's 2018 Teachers of the Year!

We are pleased to announce that the following educators have been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year in their respective buildings:

   Alice Peck - Kate McGuinn
   Bear Path - Candice D’Amico
   Church Street - Kara Breen
   Dunbar Hill - Jennifer Wassmer
   Helen Street -Elizabeth Caldwell
   Ridge Hill - Rachel Solomon
   Shepherd Glen - Stacey Biggart
   Spring Glen - Daniela Amodio
   West Woods - Caitlyn Reardon
   Hamden Middle School - Michael Rocco
   Hamden High School - Greg Amter

The Selection Committee will be interviewing all of the school nominees on May 23, 2018 to determine who will be named the 2019 Hamden Teacher of the Year. All these fabulous educators will be honored at the June 12 Board of Education meeting.


Little Free Libraries - Made by Our Caring (and Crafty!) Students

teachers of the year holding flowers


These (and a few other) HHS 9th graders made WONDERFUL "little free libraries" for Hamden elementary schools - perfect for Hamden-ites to find a book to borrow, read and return for the next lucky reader! What a great service for our great community!


Our Alumni are Awesone!

Each year, the Hamden Education Foundation honors approximately 10 outstanding Hamden High School alumni. We couldn't be more proud of the amazing things they have done (and continue to do)! This page is a work-in-progress, but includes a small sample of our amazing Hamden graduates. (Check back for updates to the page or nominate an outstanding alumnus.)



    • TueJun26 Last Day Students (all schools but WW and AP)
    • WedJun27 Last Day of School for West Woods and Alice Peck students

It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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