Hamden High School

  • Hamden High School serves 1,496 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Hamden High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Hamden High School's student population of 1,496 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 129 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,496 students
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Total Classroom Teachers129 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hamden High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Hamden High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank#610 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
18%
25%
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Black
32%
13%
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White
38%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score0.720.64
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Graduation Rate
92%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHamden School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hamden Shepherd Glen School
    Grades: K-6 | 302 students
    0.7 miles
    1 Skiff St. Ext.
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203) 407-2070
    0.7 K-6 302
  • Hamden Spring Glen School
    Grades: K-6 | 435 students
    0.7 miles
    1908 Whitney Ave.
    Hamden, CT 06517
    (203) 407-2045
    0.7 K-6 435
  • Hamden Dunbar Hill School
    Grades: PK-6 | 254 students
    1.0 miles
    315 Lane St.
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203) 407-2025
    1.0 PK-6 254
  • Hamden Church Street School
    Grades: PK-6 | 300 students
    1.1 miles
    95 Church St.
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203) 407-2020
    1.1 PK-6 300
  • Hamden Hamden Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 880 students
    1.1 miles
    2623 Dixwell Ave.
    Hamden, CT 06518
    (203) 407-3140
    1.1 7-8 880

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