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.


  • Bailey new schedule: For more information on the new schedule implemented at Bailey for the 2015-16 school year, click here for a Powerpoint presentation from a recent BOE meeting.
  • Vote for Bailey: Help Bailey Middle School teachers Matthew DiGioia and Sherry Mitchell win Chromebook computers for their classes. Click here and hit "cast vote." You can use your Facebook or Twitter account to vote.

  • 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 

  • Returning student registration: All returning students & families in our schools MUST update their registration information in our Infosnap registration program. Click here to access Infosnap and enter your snapcode to get into your account.    En Espanol.

  • Cafeteria reminders:
    • Snacks purchased at lunch cannot be charged to student meal accounts. Snacks can only be purchased with cash.
    • If you do not want your child buying snacks during lunch at all, or if you do not want your child to be able to charge breakfast or lunch, please send a note to school.
    • Anyone who is new to the free or reduced meal price program is responsible for any balance that is accrued before the application is approved. 
    • Anyone who was on the free/reduced meal program last year is still in the program through Oct. 1 or until their new application is approved.
    • Snacks are not included in the free or reduced meal price program.

  • 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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