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Visit our Webpage on the our 3R (Rethink-Restructure-Results) Initiative to find out more and see the answers to questions raised by members of our community at recent meetings.
Hamden DECA students raised over $1,100 selling lemonade (and receiving donations from driver's on Dixwell Avenue) through "Alex's Lemonade Stand" - all to help fight childhood cancer. We are so proud of our students!
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

“Everyone Gets a Job in Hamden"

Exploring Career and Technical Educational Opportunities

Hamden’s Department of Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization announces a new series in 2019. The series is titled, “Everyone Gets a Job; Exploring Career and Technical Educational Opportunities”. This series will be focused on the workforce readiness of young Hamden residents, particularly students entering middle or high school. The series will include workshops on job and career opportunities in the major economic sectors in Hamden and in the region. The sessions will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday November 27th: Miller Library : Friends Room  6:00 PM
  • Saturday : December 1st: Brundage Community Library 10:30 AM

RSVP to attend or for more information, contact Dale Kroop: 203-287-7030 or dkroop@hamden.com.


HHS Science Students Win 2nd Place in National Contest!

Congratulations to Dr. Bower-Phipps' science students, who were just named SECOND-PLACE WINNERS in the national LANXESS 2018 Manufacturing Day video competition! Their creative video won $3,000 to buy equipment for our chemistry labs! (Thanks to all who voted for HHS!)

Using Energy Wisely - Our Initiative with Cenergistic

Hamden has entered into an agreement with Cenergistic, a company devoted to helping organizations save money and conserve energy through behavioral and structural changes. That's good for our budget AND our environment!  Find out more about this evolving initiative on our Energy Conservation page.



Excellence and Sustainability: Exploring Options for Hamden's Public School System

The Hamden Board of Education and administration are exploring options to ensure a sustainable and strong educational system for Hamden's children. We've created a Webpage to share information and updates about this initiative. (Check back often for updates.) Community information sessions are being planned and will be scheduled soon, for mid-September.

Results Are In: Your Thoughts About School Reorganization in Hamden

As many of you know, the BOE is very interested in gathering input from our community members about our reorganization effort. An online tool called ThoughtExchange allowed us to collect your thoughts/ideas and let us know how you felt about other people's ideas as well. The BOE and administration are still reviewing the comments, but we've created a summary sheet with the results of our ThoughtExchange to share with the community. Additional information will also soon be available.

Student Data Privacy

On July 1, 2018, a new CT law came 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.

Elementary Report Card Parent Guide 

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


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!


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 committee to select Hamden's representative for the state Teacher of the Year competition  interviewed all of the school nominees on May 23, 2018. They named Greg Amter the 2019 Hamden Teacher of the Year. All these fabulous educators were honored at the June 12 Board of Education meeting. Congratulations!


Our Alumni are Awesome!

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.)



    • TueDec11 BOE Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMBoard Room
    • TueDec18 Policy Committee 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMBoardroom
    • FriDec21 Student of the Month 7:30 AM to 8:00 AMBoardroom
    • TueJan08 BOE Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMBoard Room

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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