Hall High School (Connecticut)

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William H. Hall High School
975 North Main Street
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
United States
Coordinates 41°47′41″N 72°45′05″W / 41.7946°N 72.7513°W / 41.7946; -72.7513Coordinates: 41°47′41″N 72°45′05″W / 41.7946°N 72.7513°W / 41.7946; -72.7513
Type Public high school
Motto 'Live like a Warrior.'
Established 1924[1]
Founder William H. Hall
School district West Hartford Public Schools
Superintendent Tom Moore
Principal Dan Zittoun
Faculty 102 (2014)
Grades 9 - 12
Number of students 1531 (2014)[2]
Color(s) Blue and White         
Team name Warriors
Rivals Conard High School
Newspaper Hall Highlights
Yearbook Hallmarks

William H. Hall High School, also known as Hall High, is a four-year public high school located in West Hartford, in the U.S. state of Connecticut. As the first high school in West Hartford, it opened in 1872 and was named West Hartford High School. In 1924 it was named after William Henry Hall (b. 1845), who was a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools in West Hartford[3][4]. 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.


The 2016/2017 demographic profile are as follows: White 66%, Asian American 12% Hispanic 12% Black 10%

Athletics and clubs[edit]

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 has won the Central Connecticut Conference four of the last five years dating back to 2012.[5] As of 2013, the girls' swimming and diving team had recorded 29 consecutive wins.[citation needed]

Hall has a renowned jazz program, which stage an annual production called Pops 'n' Jazz, regularly selling over 3,000 tickets every year. They have also won the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival twice, in 1998 and 2000. The band has performed for the president at the White House, appeared in Ken Burns's documentary film ''Jazz'' and shared the stage with countless jazz luminaries, including Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Ted Nash, Arturo O'Farrell, Elliot Mason, John Daversa, Phil Woods and Joe Lovano.[6]

Academic accomplishments[edit]

  • Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation's top (No. 855) high schools.[7]
  • Blue Ribbon School in 1984-85.[8]
  • Recognized in the November 2008 Issue of Connecticut Magazine as the 13th best school in the state of Connecticut.[9]
  • 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.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  5. ^ "2013 CCC Championship Meet Results". Centralconnecticutconference.org. Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  6. ^ Staudter, Thomas (2001-05-13). "Not Just Another School Band Recital". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
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  8. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools: 1982-2002 Archived March 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
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  10. ^ "William H. Hall High School in WEST HARTFORD, CT | Best High Schools". US News. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "West Hartford's Hall High School Prepares for Annual Pops 'n Jazz" (HMTL). we-ha.com. February 13, 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  12. ^ "Research Associates | Center for Middle Eastern Studies". Cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
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