Hamden Resources

A comprehensive portal for those interested in how Connecticut's school finance system impacts Hamden

Hamden Public Schools educates 5,493 students. Of those students, 2 in 5 are low-income and 1 in 6 need special education services. Despite growing needs, including a low-income student rate that has increased by 18 percentage points over the past 10 years to 42 percent, Hamden Public Schools remains underfunded by the State by $18.1 million, according to the ECS formula. Hamden spends $18,366 per student and its taxpayers pay 72 cents of every dollar in the city’s education budget (amounting to $12,418 per student).

Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in Hamden and why Connecticut's current school finance system is unfair to the students, schools, taxpayers, and community of Hamden.

Presentation About Connecticut's School Finance System and How It Impacts Hamden

FAQs About Funding for Hamden Public Schools

Informational One-pager Concerning Funding for Hamden Public Schools

Hamden Legislative Delegation Handout 
(click here to find your legislators)