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Hamden School District is a public school district located in Hamden, CT. It has 5,490 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
60 Putnam Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Telephone
(203) 407-2000
Website

Hamden School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1110
363 responses
Average ACT
28
28 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,490
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,994
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$122,802,000
Expenses Per Student
$22,620/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%

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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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.
Hamden was tricky, because we had a very diverse group of students. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing, in fact, it greatly prepared me for my college experiences. However, it was new, and at times, scary. But I wouldn't have traded my experience at Hamden High School for the world. I met so many wonderful people and learned so many things about different lifestyles, cultures, and values. My time in the Hamden school district was incredibly enriching.