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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
Paul Giansanti
Assistant Principal
All Freshmen  &
Last names VAO - Z (10 - 12)

Whitney House
Dr. Clydette Messiah 
Assistant Principal 
Last names A - KEL (10 - 12) 

Washburn House
Darce DeCosta

Assistant Principal
Last names KEM - VAN (10 - 12)   

Lisa Crandall 
Assistant Principal                                                                                                  

Washburn House

House Information

Students with last names Kem - Van, (grades 10 - 12)

Hamden High School serves a diverse population of more than 1600 students. To personalizthe high school experience, Hamden High School is structured around a house system.  Each house is under the direction of an assistant principal, who is also referred to as the House Principal. The two terms are interchangeable. Students are alphabetically assigned to one of three houses - each with its own administrator, guidance counselors, and support professionals who provide direct service to the students. In additional to these members, a school nurse and/or school psychologist also provide assistance. 

Each House Principal maintains an office located apart from the Main Office of the school. Concerns regarding lockers, tardiness to school or class, discipline issues, early dismissal from school or other similar concerns should be addressed to the appropriate house office.

Green and Gold Guide 2017 - 2018 (Student and Parent Handbook)

Interim Administrator:
Darce DeCosta
Assistant Prinicipal

House Secretary: 
Amita Singla, ext. 5060

Cathy King, ext. 5123

Social Workers:
Sharon Vance, ext. 1313

Connie LaFemina (Kem-Las), ext. 5113
Janine Gaffney (Lat-Op), ext. 5111

Judy Campbell, ext. 6236

Social Worker:
John Hanna, ext. 5130

Sharon King, (Oq-Sin), ext. 5114
Megan Turski (Sio-Van), ext. 5112

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

~Harriet Tubman

Setting a Goal Worksheet

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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