Daniel Hand High School

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Daniel Hand High School
Madison, Connecticut
United States
Coordinates 41°17′36″N 72°37′12″W / 41.2934°N 72.6199°W / 41.2934; -72.6199Coordinates: 41°17′36″N 72°37′12″W / 41.2934°N 72.6199°W / 41.2934; -72.6199
Type Public
Motto PRIDE- Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Enthusiasm
School district Madison Public Schools
Superintendent Thomas Scarice
Principal Anthony Salutari
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,276
Student to teacher ratio 11:1
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Fight song On Wisconsin
Athletics conference Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC)
Mascot Tiger
Rival Guilford High School (Connecticut)

Daniel Hand High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Madison, Connecticut, US serving grades 9-12.

The Daniel Hand High School expects students to be competent in communication, understand use of technology, and develop critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.[1]

Special Academic and Community Offerings[edit]

DHHS offers several advanced and non-traditional educational programs.[2]


Daniel Hand is a member of the Southern Connecticut Conference

  • Gymnastics, which recently won their 12th State Championship.
  • Boys' Ice Hockey, DII Champions in 2006 and 2014
  • Football 2011, 2012, 2017 Class L Champions
  • Field Hockey Class M 2014 and 2017 State Champions
  • Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse, 2015 Class M Runners-Up
  • Boys' Soccer 2016 and 2017 Class L Champions

Courses offered at DHHS[edit]


  • A Better Chance (A.B.C. Program) - part of the national ABC program for highly motivated, academically able students from disadvantaged educational areas.
  • Magnet School Programs - Daniel Hand High School students may participate in partial day programs at the Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School in New Haven. High School in the Community offers a full-time program for a selective group of students.
  • Tech Prep Program - a nationally recognized program that enables students to receive community college credit.
  • Wesleyan University High School Scholars Program - a cooperative Honors Program for qualified students (at Wesleyan).
  • Yale-New Haven Area High School Program - qualified students may register for undergraduate courses at Yale University.

Notable alumni[edit]


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