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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, October 12


  • There will be a Boys & Girls Indoor Track meeting next Wednesday, October 17 at 2:15 PM in room C109 for all new and returning players.
  • The girls ice hockey meeting has been rescheduled for next Thursday, October 18 at 3:15 PM in the Teacher's Cafeteria for all new and returning players.

Are you registered to vote? If not,you can register on Thursday, October 11 during the lunch shifts. Representatives from the League of Women Voters will be available to help you complete the simple registration form.

Interested in trying out for a Winter Sport? Register now on FamilyID.  For more information visit the Athletics webpages at www.hamden.org and clicking on the Athletic's Tab.

Attention HHS students! Hamden Driving School are beginning their NEW driving classes. Classes run EVERY Monday & Wednesday after school at 2:15 PM in Room B214. You must be 16 & older! Join us anytime and learn how to drive!

Employment Opportunity: Openings are still available in the Hamden Public Schools Work-Study Program. You must be 15 years of age or older to apply. Please see Mrs. Feldman in the Career 
Center for an application.

The PAWS club members decorated collection boxes for pet donations.  Collection boxes are located in the LMC, the first floor faculty lounge, guidance office, both security desks and the cafeteria faculty lounge.  All collected items will be donated to a local animal shelter!

Upcoming Athletic Events (home)

Thursday, 10/11: Boys Soccer vs. Lyman Hall (Field #2) @ 5:00 PM; Boys Cross Country vs. Xavier, Fairfield Prep (Away, Xavier HS) @ 4:00 PM; Girls Cross Country vs. Mercy, Lauralton Hall (Away, Mercy) @ 4:00 PM; Volleyball vs. Sheehan @ 5:30 PM

Friday, 10/12: Football vs. Harding @ 7:00 PM; Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Branford (Away, Walsh Intermediate School - pool) @ 4:00 PM

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

Green Dragon Update

The School Governance Council is happy to announce that Mr. Frank Dixon was voted by the HHS community to serve on the SGC as a representative parent.  All the candidates were excellent and it was a tight election. We thank everyone involved in the process, including our Library Media Specialists. Without their help, the election would not have been possible.

The next School Governance Council meeting is on Monday, October 15 at 6:00 PM in the school library.

The HHS Music Department is having its 4th Annual Mattress Sale THIS Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the high school's Music Room. Support the Music Department AND get a restful night's sleep!  For more information please use this link to the flyer


Exciting news! Hamden High School’s state licensed outpatient School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is now offering extended hours for even more convenience to our students!  The SBHC which is housed right in the school, is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM when school is in session. The SBHC is operated by the local health department, Quinnipiack Valley Health District and is staffed by a team of licensed professionals provided through a partnership with Cornell Scott-HIll Health Corporation and includes an onsite nurse practitioner, A social worker and a medical assistant.  For more information and an enrollment form visit: www.qvhd.org/sbhc

Hamden Redistricting Goals: Please use this link in order to learn more about our redistricting goals.

Counseling Department

Senior Parents please visit  www.fafsa.ed.gov to begin the financial aid process

Parent Financial Aid Planning Seminar is Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium

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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