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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, February 22



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


Cap and Gown SalesFriday, March 8- The cap and gown sale will take place from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the lobby outside the main office. The cost is $27.00 CASH ONLY.

Senior Apparel is also on sale now! For more information, view and print the Order Form

Attention Seniors, use this link to submit your "advice" for the yearbook pages: Advice from the Senior Class

Upcoming Athletic Events (home)

Friday, 2/22: Girls Hockey, SCC South Championship (Away, Bennett Rink - West Haven) @ 7:15 PM

Saturday, 2/23:

  • State Dance Competition (Home) @ 11:00 AM, doors open @ 10:30 AM

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


Green Dragon Update

Elevator Cards must be returned to the Nurse's Office by the due date. The administrator will be notified if the card is not returned and there will be a $10 obligation. Students must notify the nurse if an extension is needed or if the card is lost.

“Say Something” Week is a call to action to make schools safer and sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise. It runs next Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1. For more information please see this attached flyer

The 3rd Annual Positive Choices Billboard Contest from Hamden Youth Services Bureau is due March 1. Design your own anti-drug billboard that will be displayed in Hamden! First place prize is $500. Second place $250 and third place is $125. There is a club submission prize of $250! Please see Ms. Gentile in room B211 for applications.

The Yale School of Management will hold its the fourth annual Young Women's Leadership Launch on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The vision of the conference is to inspire young women from the New Haven area to become future leaders in society. Students, if you are interested in a day of learning, empowerment, and discovery of different industries through a mix of hands-on activities, keynote speeches, and mentorship, please click on the following link for more information. www.yaleywll.com

Please join Hamden Adult Education on a bus trip to see Samson Et Dalila at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on Saturday, March 23. Please see the attached flyer for more information and call 203-407-2028.

Counseling Department

Hamden Engineering Careers Academy - Application For more information, please see the HECA Introductory Letter

The Parent Portal for course selection is open.  Please see instructions on how to select courses within the portal. Please use the following document and/or video: Document video  

11th Grade Parents: Counselors still have spaces available in March to hold Junior Parent College Planning meetings with each of  you. Click here to book an appointment.   



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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