Hamden High School

  • Hamden High School serves 1,557 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Hamden High School's student population of 1,557 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 127 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,557 students
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Total Classroom Teachers127 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hamden High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hamden High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#506 out of 968 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
17%
24%
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Black
34%
13%
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White
39%
55%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hamden High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.700.63
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Graduation Rate
93%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
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 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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 | 321 students
    0.7 miles
    1 Skiff St. Ext.
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203)407-2070
    0.7 K-6 321
  • Hamden Spring Glen School
    Grades: K-6 | 432 students
    0.7 miles
    1908 Whitney Ave.
    Hamden, CT 06517
    (203)407-2045
    0.7 K-6 432
  • Hamden Dunbar Hill School
    Grades: PK-6 | 299 students
    1.0 miles
    315 Lane St.
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203)407-2025
    1.0 PK-6 299
  • Hamden Church Street School
    Grades: PK-6 | 319 students
    1.1 miles
    95 Church St.
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203)407-2020
    1.1 PK-6 319
  • Hamden Hamden Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 812 students
    1.1 miles
    2623 Dixwell Ave.
    Hamden, CT 06518
    (203)407-3140
    1.1 7-8 812

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