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Hamden High School

Hamden High School building with beautiful blue sky in background Hamden High School
2040 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 407-2040
(203) 407-2041 fax 

Nadine GannonPrincipal

HHS House Information

Sleeping Giant House
Tessa Gumbs-Johnson
Assistant Principal
All Freshmen  &
Last names W - Z (10 - 12)

Whitney House
Darce DeCosta
Assistant Principal
Last names A - J (10 - 12) 

Washburn House
Scott Trauner
Assistant Principal
Last names K - V (10 - 12)   

Lisa Dyer
Assistant Principal                                                                                                  

Student News & Meetings

Friday, December 7

There will be a DIAL School Newspaper meeting on Tuesday, December 11 after school in Room B204.

On Wednesday, November 21st, the teachers and staff of Team D celebrated our students who made Honor Roll for Marking Period 1.

The National Honor Society presents the NHS Tutoring Program. HHS students will have the opportunity to get tutored in any class by National Honor Society students. We offer more flexible session times and pro-study tips. If you are interested, please sign up through the google form link

Seniors: Sign up in the Guidance Office for onsite interviews and and immediate decision for the following state universities!
  • Friday, December 7 - Western Connecticut State University 
  • Wednesday, December 19 - Southern Connecticut State University 

Congratulations to Field Hockey Senior Captains Ari Martin (left) and Claire Boncek (right) on their post season awards.  Ari Martin-2nd Team All SCC; Claire Boncek-1st Team All State; 1st Team All SCC; Senior All Star; New Haven Register All Area Team.
Upcoming Athletic Events (home)

For a full list of all athletic events, home and away, postponements and cancellations, please head to the district athletics' pages

  • Saturday, 12/8: Boys Hockey vs. Malden Catholic, MA (Home, Scrimmage) @ 2:30 PM

Green Dragon Update

Congratulations to all of our Hamden High School Honor Roll students! Please click on the Honors List link above to view the full list of students.

The PAWS club members would like to thank all who have donated pet supplies for a local animal shelter.  There's still time donate if you haven't done so already.  The club will be collecting new and gently used items through the 2nd week of December.

Counseling Department

Senior Parents, please visit  www.fafsa.ed.gov to begin the financial aid process.  If your child’s colleges require the CSS profile, then you also need to visithttps://cssprofile.collegeboard.org

If you need support or advisement in the application process, please reach out to your child’s counselor.

Does your senior child rank in the top 20% of his/her class and/or have a combined score of 1200 or better on the SAT or have an ACT score of 25 or better, and have an EFC below $10,999, and plan to attend a Connecticut College or University (private or public)?  If so, they are eligible to be nominated for the Roberta B. Willis scholarship program.  Please have your child see Ms. Carignan in the counseling office to request a nomination.

11th Grade Parents - Counselors have reserved times in January and March to hold Junior Parent college planning meetings with each of you. Click Here to book an appointment in January.

Follow us on Facebook @hamdenschoolcounseling for real time updates and information.

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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