District Summary Ratings

This district has a mixed record. Look below to see what percentage of schools in this district are rated above average, average or below average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Hamden School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Student Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


District Calendar


District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in Hamden School District

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Parent / Guardian
August 29, 2023
West Woods School is an amazing elementary school. The teachers care deeply about the kids and the administration is top notch. Recently, the school has undergone some needed repairs to the roof and... More
Review for West Woods School
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
June 10, 2023
As a student this school is great there’s no bullying or bad activity there may be some drama but overall the school is great my classmates are great and the teachers are nice the principal is very... More
Review for Dunbar Hill School
Parent / Guardian
April 10, 2023
Great teachers, and a very active and envolved PTA that does alot to support both the students and the teachers.
Review for Bear Path School
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