Hamden High School

Public 9-12

 2040 Dixwell Ave.
       Hamden, CT  06514-2404


 (203) 407-2040

 School Website

District: Hamden School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
77th of 121 Connecticut High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.2
Number of students:  1,557

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.3%
African American:
33.5%
Hispanic:
17.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Hamden High School ranked worse than 63.6% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.6. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Hamden High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.3%), African American (33.5%), Hispanic (17.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 40.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hamden High School is 12.2. (See more...)
Compare Hamden High School employs 127.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Hamden High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamden High School 77th of 121 Connecticut public high schools. (See Hamden High School in the ranking list.)

Hamden School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamden School District 108th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hamden High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 46.31 129th 176 26.7%
2008 29.97 141st 176 19.9%
2009 37.51 134th 176 23.9%
2010 36.08 144th 186 22.6%
2011 34.06 148th 189 21.7%
2012 38.06 142nd 188 24.5%
2013 34.99 154th 193 20.2%
2015 50.06 106th 196 45.9%
2016 47.64 67th 132 49.2%
2017 37.60 79th 140 43.6%
2018 40.60 77th 121 36.4%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Monday, July 20, 2015

Open Quote Hamden High School is not nearly as bad as most people make it out to be. If your child is a hard worker, enjoys school, or even just plans to move on to college/university, he/she can thrive in an AP environment and take other accelerated classes to earn the most credits and learn what he/she needs to enter the field of their choosing. The school as a whole is by no means perfect, and it certainly admits it by conducting numerous student and parent surveys throughout the year. For the most part, those willing to participate in said surveys actually impact the structural and educational goals of the staff. I, myself, find that the school excels best in providing the fertile grounds for long term friendships with those of common interests through its extra-curricular activity requirement. I could go on forever listing the pros versus the cons, but in the end, Hamden High is a very satisfactory school, and can be great for those who work hard and establish good relationships with staff and peers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hamden High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1429 240 25 20 0 n/a n/a 0 1714
1989 1269 231 37 29 0 n/a n/a 0 1566
1990 1206 221 45 29 3 n/a n/a 0 1504
1991 1175 235 50 34 4 n/a n/a 0 1498
1992 1211 224 49 35 1 n/a n/a 0 1520
1993 1176 223 43 42 1 n/a n/a 0 1485
1994 1147 250 45 55 0 n/a n/a 0 1497
1995 1099 331 57 54 3 n/a n/a 0 1544
1996 1099 331 57 54 3 n/a n/a 0 1544
1997 1101 341 51 62 2 n/a n/a 0 1557
1998 1129 387 51 65 2 n/a n/a 0 1634
1999 1190 395 52 70 0 n/a n/a 0 1707
2000 1209 398 45 68 2 n/a n/a 0 1722
2001 1281 431 60 100 5 n/a n/a 0 1877
2002 1357 525 80 129 0 n/a n/a 0 2091
2003 1357 525 80 129 0 n/a n/a 0 2091
2004 1381 547 82 152 1 n/a n/a 0 2163
2005 1328 604 81 183 3 n/a n/a 0 2199
2006 1061 506 64 166 3 n/a n/a 0 1800
2007 1164 686 93 234 2 n/a n/a 0 2179
2008 1114 738 87 251 3 n/a n/a 0 2193
2009 1016 750 93 250 4 n/a n/a 0 2113
2010 956 677 103 236 1 n/a n/a 0 1973
2011 897 665 106 249 2 0 15 0 1934
2012 832 641 103 258 2 0 15 0 1851
2013 758 643 95 277 1 1 27 0 1802
2014 731 632 113 290 3 2 40 0 1811
2015 679 581 106 283 2 1 44 0 1696
2016 630 540 116 258 1 0 53 0 1598
2017 596 521 113 268 2 n/a 57 0 1557

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hamden High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1714 139.0 12.3 n/a
1989 1566 137.1 11.4 n/a
1990 1504 136.4 11.0 n/a
1991 1498 128.3 11.6 n/a
1992 1520 122.3 12.4 3.8
1993 1485 114.8 12.9 0.4
1994 1497 116.1 12.9 7.1
1995 1544 118.8 13.0 11.2
1996 1544 118.8 13.0 11.2
1997 1557 121.5 12.8 5.5
1998 1634 114.4 14.3 6.8
1999 1707 117.2 14.6 10.0
2000 1722 127.7 13.5 14.1
2001 1877 132.6 14.2 n/a
2002 2091 130.9 16.0 8.6
2003 2091 130.9 16.0 8.6
2004 2163 128.0 16.9 15.8
2005 2199 129.9 16.9 n/a
2006 1800 132.2 13.6 20.4
2007 2179 132.0 16.5 20.2
2008 2193 145.1 15.1 11.4
2009 2113 160.4 14.1 25.5
2010 1973 152.3 12.9 21.7
2011 1934 153.1 12.6 33.4
2012 1851 150.1 12.3 35.4
2013 1802 149.0 12.0 37.0
2014 1811 141.7 12.7 37.9
2015 1696 132.0 12.8 39.9
2016 1598 128.0 12.4 42.2
2017 1557 127.4 12.2 40.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Hamden High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1714 139.0 12.3 n/a
1989 1566 137.1 11.4 n/a
1990 1504 136.4 11.0 n/a
1991 1498 128.3 11.6 n/a
1992 1520 122.3 12.4 3.8
1993 1485 114.8 12.9 0.4
1994 1497 116.1 12.9 7.1
1995 1544 118.8 13.0 11.2
1996 1544 118.8 13.0 11.2
1997 1557 121.5 12.8 5.5
1998 1634 114.4 14.3 6.8
1999 1707 117.2 14.6 10.0
2000 1722 127.7 13.5 14.1
2001 1877 132.6 14.2 n/a
2002 2091 130.9 16.0 8.6
2003 2091 130.9 16.0 8.6
2004 2163 128.0 16.9 15.8
2005 2199 129.9 16.9 n/a
2006 1800 132.2 13.6 20.4
2007 2179 132.0 16.5 20.2
2008 2193 145.1 15.1 11.4
2009 2113 160.4 14.1 25.5
2010 1973 152.3 12.9 21.7
2011 1934 153.1 12.6 33.4
2012 1851 150.1 12.3 35.4
2013 1802 149.0 12.0 37.0
2014 1811 141.7 12.7 37.9
2015 1696 132.0 12.8 39.9
2016 1598 128.0 12.4 42.2
2017 1557 127.4 12.2 40.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut State Department of Education.

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