Welcome to THE WEST HAVEN BOARD OF Education

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.


  • Free summer meal program: The school district's free summer meal program will run from July 5-August 5 at 13 locations across the city for West Haven children 18 and under. Breakfast and lunch will be offered. Students do not need to come to a site each day or show ID. They can simply stop by and receive a meal.

  • Public library STEAM summer events: The West Haven Public Library is holding weekly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) events in June and July at the main branch and Piantino branch for kids on topics like science and kitchen chemistry, engineering and building, and art. Each session starts at 4:30 p.m. and provides dinner and a free book for participants. There will also be programs for parents at the same time. Click here for a flyer on these family STEAM activities.  
  • New student registration this summer:  Registration for new students will be held at Molloy School this summer. Families needing to register students for kindergarten must call 203-937-4300 ext. 7118 to make an appointment for a July 12 or July 14 session at Molloy School. Registration for all other grades will be at Molloy School on July 19-20, August 22-24, and August 29-Sept. 2, and will not require an appointment. All families must provide the required paperwork when they come for registration.

  • New options for cell phone app alerts: We've added two more choices to our list of cell phone app alerts: Kindergarten Registration (reminders about orientation, free/reduced lunch forms, registration paperwork that still needs to be turned in, etc.) and Special Education (updates and events for families of students in special education in our schools or out of district). 

  • Donations to Westies on Wheels: School district volunteers will again visit city neighborhoods this summer to deliver donated school supplies, talk with parents about school programs, and distribute new student registration information. Donations are needed to make the event a success. To donate supplies, email melanie.deninger@whschools.org. To volunteer, email lauren.kozlowski@whschools.org.


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