Hall High School (Connecticut)

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William H. Hall High School
Address
975 North Main Street
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Information
Type Public high school
Motto Together We Are Proud, Together We Are Hall High!
Established 1924[1]
Founder William H. Hall
School district West Hartford Public Schools
Principal Dan Zittoun
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2604
Color(s) Blue and White                           
Mascot Hall Stars
Newspaper Hall Highlights
Yearbook Hallmarks
Athletic Rival Conard High School
Website

William H. Hall High School, also known as Hall High School, is a four-year public high school located in West Hartford, in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The school colors are blue and white, and the mascot is the "Warrior." It is one of two public high schools in the West Hartford Public Schools, the other being Conard High School. Enrollment in grades 9–12 for the 2006–2007 school year was 2,604 students.

Athletics and Clubs[edit]

Hall has a long running, cross-town rivalry against Conard High School competing in the Central Connecticut Conference in the West Division. In 2006, the school's football team had its best season in over a decade, finishing with a 9-1 record.[citation needed] They met that record again in 2011 and 2013. [2] [3] The team was also the Central Connecticut Conference Champions in 2011 and again in 2013.[citation needed] In soccer, Hall won the 1980 state championship 3-2 over E.O. Smith High School. The school also reached the semifinals of the state tournament four times under head coach Zeke Seguro, who won his 150th game as coach on October 10, 2008 with a 1-0 victory at South Windsor. Hall's boys cross country team won the title for Central Connecticut Conference Champions for the 2013 season with head coach Thomas Butterfield. [4] As of 2013, the girls swimming and diving team had recorded 29 consecutive wins. [5]

Hall offers the following sports programs:[6]

Fall:

Boys'
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
Girls'
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball

Winter:

Boys'
  • Basketball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Wrestling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track and Field
Girls'
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track and Field

Spring:

Boys'
  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Track and Field
Girls'
  • Softball
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Track and Field

Clubs

Hall also features a number of extracurricular clubs [7] including:

  • Mock Trial
  • The Human Rights Coalition, a group which gets together to learn about, discuss, and act on issues dealing with human rights globally.
  • Empty Bowls, a charity that helps raise money to feed financially constrained citizens.
  • The Answer (the Improv Club comedy troupe)
  • The Hall High Chess team, which won the 2011 Connecticut State Chess Association Championship [8] and won 2nd place in the 2010 New England Scholastic Chess Competition.[citation needed]
  • Hall High Art club
  • Anime Club
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Model UN

Be the Media ( a club for community television)

Clubs change by academic year through support and student interest, with past clubs including the anonymous writers society, "The radish", a satirical magazine, and foreign film club.

Music

  • The Hall High School jazz program was founded in the 1950s under the leadership Bill Stanley and has continued for over 60 years. The program is nationally recognized institution.[9]
  • The Hall High Orchestra
  • The Hall High Concert Jazz, Stage Jazz and Concert Band
  • Voce Singers, a women's acapella group
  • Acafella, a men's acapella group

Honor Societies[edit]

Language honor societies are also offered to students who take up a foreign language, in addition to National Honor Society:

  • Chinese Honor Society
  • French Honor Society
  • Latin Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Spanish Honor Society

Academic accomplishments[edit]

  • Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation's top (No. 855) high schools.[10]
  • Blue Ribbon School in 1984-85.[11]
  • Recognized in the November 2008 Issue of Connecticut Magazine as the 13th best school in the state of Connecticut.[12]
  • Awarded a Gold Medal by U.S. News as one of the top high schools in the country (#322) and 6th Best in Connecticut in 2012.[13]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°47′42″N 72°45′03″W / 41.7949°N 72.7508°W / 41.7949; -72.7508