Hamden High School is an above average, public school located in Hamden, CT. It has 1,557 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Hamden High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 139 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
Hamden High School Reviews
At Hamden high school I was exposed to sufficient AP classes and programs that helped prepare me for the coursework of a typical college class. I was fortunate enough to play football, basketball, baseball, and track & field. With over 1500 students of various ethnicities and dozens of clubs, every student had the ability to find close friends and classmates to relate to. However, the opinions of the students was suppressed often times, and many teachers were not enthusiastic about their jobs. However, some teachers were phenomenal, offering countless hours of extra help for struggling students. The food offered was satisfactory, and there was a large selection to choose from. I enjoyed my time at Hamden High because of the friendships I made and the readiness it gave me for college.
Hamden High School is a very diverse environment with many opportunities for students to learn, be involved in activities and clubs and get prepared for future success. From academics, athletics, the arts, volunteerism and activism or other club activities, there are a wide variety of programs for all student interests and abilities. While it is true that students can slip through the cracks of this large school, for those that want to succeed, the opportunity is there and ready for the taking. I found Hamden High School to be a great place to grow, make friends and learn at a high level. I am very happy with my experience there and would highly recommend the school to anyone looking for an enriching high school experience.
I have been in the Hamden School District since elementary school at West Woods School. I believe Hamden High has a lot of great aspects and a lot that could be changed. The fact that we offer such a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) classes is truly helpful. We also have one of the most diverse High Schools I have ever seen allowing me to have so many unique friends from different cultures. I think for the amount of money our town receives our food is not very good. I recommend bringing food from home as my personal opinion. The other downfall to Hamden High is our guidance counselors don’t really prepare you with the right courses. This left me on my own to figure out what needed to be done for my future. Overall it was a great four years and left me with a tone of real world experience!