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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Hamden School District is an above average, public school district located in Hamden, CT. It has 5,336 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Hamden School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
508 responses
Average ACT
28
39 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,336
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$26,121/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$75,392
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,343
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,400
National
$184,700

Hamden School District Reviews

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My experience at Hamden High was Great. I transferred 3 other times before I landed at Hamden high. Out of all 4 of the school I attended Hamden high was the number one best school. The teachers actually engage in you and your work. The staff makes sure you stay and feel safe. The principle (ms.G) lets her love shine right out of her body and into her students hands. I liked experiencing a school where I felt I mattered at. Especially with such a big population of students, the school still makes sure they pay attention to each and every student.
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Hamden High School is great for diversity influence and course selection. They have a very broad spectrum of courses that are rarely heard of in a high school. It stretches from culinary arts to biochemistry and STEM programs. The school sometimes displays sexism and a suffocating environment for learning.
I go to the high school: Hamden High. The school is horrible. The students here are so rude and don’t even want to learn anything. If you want a school for academics, this is not the one for you. Some of the teachers come off as rather wanting to do anything else except teach, their job. The sports teams are also not really that good or even the coaches.