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Welcome to THE WEST HAVEN BOARD OF Education

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Welcome to the West Haven Board of Education’s website. The West Haven Public School District is composed of nine schools: Alma E. Pagels Elementary School, Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School, Forest Elementary School, Savin Rock Community School, Seth G. Haley Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Carrigan Intermediate School, Bailey Middle School and West Haven High School.

We invite you to learn more about our schools, which currently accommodate around 5,900 students, and the countless programs that help enrich each child’s education.

We are fortunate to have a school system brimming with bright and ambitious students, resourceful and innovative teachers, and staff members who work tirelessly to keep the district running. We see our teachers and staff members truly putting students first in everything they do and making strategic decisions to help our youngsters advance in their academic careers.

We are developing more opportunities for kids each year. Course selections are growing, and schools continue offering new programs that help create well-rounded and inquisitive students. Meanwhile, administrators are strengthening partnerships with outside institutions, such as the University of New Haven and Yale University, to give children a leg up in learning about career and college paths.

Teachers and staff members are recognizing their students’ strengths, while encouraging them to take on new challenges, and we’re seeing the positive effects of this approach every day.

Be sure to visit this site frequently, as events, announcements and school and district news will be updated nearly every day.


  • All-day kindergarten will start on the first day of school, August 27, at all six district elementary schools. This new schedule will give kindergartners more time to connect with the curriculum and receive support and resources if they need it. More information will be distributed to kindergarten parents as we get closer to the new school year.

  • Coming soon to West Haven neighborhoods: Westies on Wheels! On August 17, look for our Westies on Wheels school bus in Meadow Landing, Spring Heights and Crestwood, where we'll be giving out information on ELL and special education services, community resources, new student registration, public library events, and more. There will also be school supply giveaways, gift card raffles, school climate surveys, face painting and games. More locations may be added. Anyone who would like to donate school supplies for the giveaway may contact, or

  • Former West Haven special education students born in 1988 may pick up their school records this summer. Files will then be shredded, as the district keeps special education files until the students are 27 years old. Call Pupil Services at 203-937-4333 to schedule a time to pick up a file.

  • Our new school district cell phone app is available for download for free in the app store on your iPhone or Android. Type "West Haven Public Schools" in your app store to download it. Click here for a flyer about the app.


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