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.


  • Adult Education Registration: It's not too late to register for some fun special interest or career-focused Adult Education classes. Click here to see what's being offered and to register online or call 203-937-4375. Pick up a new hobby, earn new skills for a better job, or work on getting fit. Some classes start as soon as next week, and others start later. CNA registration has been extended, and the class now starts Feb. 9.

  • Free dental clinic for kids: The Cornell Scott Hill Heath Center is offering free dental services for kids in New Haven on Feb. 6 and in Derby on Feb. 13 on Give Kids a Smile Day. Click here for the flyer.

  • Families seeking health insurance: Families with no health insurance are encouraged to look into plans on AccessHealthCT.com (the Access Health phone number is 855-805-4325). The closing date to enroll on Access Health is January 30. For general information about HUSKY Health, please visit huskyhealth.com. You can apply for HUSKY A or HUSKY B anytime. Families can also contact the Hill Health Center in West Haven (203-503-3720) at anytime to learn about insurance options and receive free help in signing up.

  • School Climate Surveys: The district is conducting its annual School Climate Surveys, giving students, parents and staff a chance to offer opinions on their school communities. All answers are kept confidential and will be used to improve our schools. Click for your school's surveys:
    WHHS  Bailey  Carrigan  Pagels  Haley  Savin Rock  Forest  Mackrille  Washington 

  • Cell phone app: An app for our school district is available for free for 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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