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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. To contact the district or webmaster, click here.


  • WHHS & Carrigan asbestos removal work this summer: Asbestos floor tile will be removed from two rooms in the West Haven High School E-wing; the work is planned for August 1-August 8. Asbestos floor tile will also be removed from Carrigan Intermediate School's auditorium and HVAC mechanical room, due to auditorium upgrades; that work is planned from July 26 to August 15. The companies performing the jobs are working closely with the state Department of Public Health and will conduct air monitoring during the process and when it is completed to ensure the spaces are cleared to reopen. Notification is being sent to all parents of students, faculty and staff associated with WHHS and Carrigan, as required by the state. For questions and more information, click here for the WHHS notification letter and click here for the Carrigan notification letter.

  • Former special education student records: Special education students born between July 1, 1988, and June 30, 1989, may pick up their school records. Call Special Education/Pupil Services at 203-937-4333 to schedule a pick-up time. The Board of Education will be destroying special education records on August 15 for students with those birthdays if it does not receive a written request for your records. Written requests can be mailed or brought when you pick up your file.
    (The district keeps special education files until the students are 27 years old.) Click here for more information.

  • West Haven Adult Education fall 2016: Adult Education will be holding info sessions, placement tests for high school diploma and GED students, and registration for all programs (including personal hobby classes) in August and September. Click for a flyer with dates and more information.
  • Free summer meal program: The school district's free summer meal program runs through August 5 at 14 locations for West Haven children 18 and under. Breakfast and lunch will be offered. Students do not need to come each day or show ID. They can simply stop by and receive a meal.
  • New student registration this summer:  Registration for new students will be held at Molloy School this summer. The first day of school is August 29--it is strongly recommended that you register before then. Students registered on the first day of school or later will not be able to start classes that same day. Registration will be on 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.


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