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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.


  • Kindergarten Registration 2016: Do you have a youngster who will be entering kindergarten in the fall? Call 203-937-4300 ext. 7118 to make a registration appointment. Appointments are available on March 29, 30 and 31 in the morning, daytime and evening. Call as soon as possible, as appointments will get booked up quickly. Be sure to fill out your online registration form available here before you attend your appointment. Click here for more information on the kindergarten registration process.

  • Dinosaur Days at Peabody on winter break: The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven is hosting "Dinosaur Days" from Saturday, Feb. 13, to Tuesday, Feb. 16, when students are on winter break. The event features hands-on activities, fossil digs, and a chance to meet museum experts. Click here for a flyer.

  • Free dental clinic for kids: The Cornell Scott Hill Heath Center is offering free dental services for kids 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 contact the Hill Health Center in West Haven (203-503-3720) to learn about insurance options and receive free help in signing up. For general information about HUSKY Health, please visit You can apply for HUSKY A or HUSKY B anytime.

  • 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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