Pupil Services
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West Haven Pupil Services 

The Department of Pupil Services encompasses many services in the West Haven School System. Included under its umbrella are Special Education, School Social Work, School Psychology, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Medicaid Program, Pre-School Readiness Program, Home-School, Homebound Program, and co-facilitation of the Connecticut Mastery Tests.

Various programs are provided within the West Haven School District for special education students spanning grades pre-kindergarten to twelve. Special education students are always accommodated within the “least restrictive environment” (LRE). 

If a student is not successful in the inclusive setting, a Parent and Placement Team (PPT) meeting is held to review the data/outcomes and can make a determination to place a student into the proper program to be successful.

Please call Pupil Services at 203-937-4333 for more information


--The West Haven Mental Health clinic is continuing to offer child and young adult programs (the adult program will no longer be offered). The clinic will still take referrals for children ages 3-17 and young adults ages 18-25. Adults will now be referred to Bridges, CS-Hill Health Center, the Shoreline Wellness Center and Connecticut Mental Health Center. Anyone with questions can call 203-974-5950.

--The school district's free cell phone app has a new Special Education category for app alerts. To download the app, search West Haven Public Schools in your mobile device's app store. Click the gear in the upper right-hand corner and click "Special Education" to receive alerts in that category. They will include special education-related reminders, events and other information.

Child Find

In accordance with Part B of the IDEA, as well as applicable state statutes and regulations, West Haven Public Schools actively seeks to locate, identify, and refer children from birth to age 22 who require special education and related services in order to assist them and their families regardless of the severity of the disability.

The District’s Child Find responsibilities apply to all children who reside within the District, including children who are educated at home, homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children attending private schools. This responsibility includes cooperating and collaborating with other agencies to identify children with disabilities.

If your child is younger than 3 years of age, please contact the Connecticut Birth to Three System at 1-800-505-7000.  

If your child is school age, please contact the appropriate school:

West Haven High School: (203) 937-4360

Harry M. Bailey Middle School: (203) 937-4380

May V. Carrigan Intermediate School: (203) 937-4390

Forest Elementary School: (203) 931-6800

Seth G. Haley Elementary School: (203) 931-6810

Edith E. Mackrille School: (203) 931-6820

Alma E. Pagels Elementary School: (203) 931-6840

Savin Rock Community School: (203) 931-6850

Washington Elementary School: (203) 931-6880