Hanford High School       http://hanfordfalcons.org


Hanford High School provides a safe and positive learning community that promotes innovation, intellectual curiosity, and citizenship in order to allow students to realize their full potential and to become life-long learners.


 Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 3 pm



  • Winter Sports Parent Meeting

    There will be a Winter Sports Parent Meeting, on Monday, November 3rd at 6 PM in the Hanford High School Commons, for all parents who have students interested in participating in basketball, wrestling, boys swim and dive, and girls bowling. Your student must be registered online, have a current physical, have an ASB card and pay the $55 sport fee prior to the first day of practice. For information on how to register online click on Sports. If your student registered online for a Fall sport you still need to update their information online and select a winter sport to register for.

  • Cheer

    The Hanford High Cheer Squad is conducting a Canned Food Drive on Friday night, October 17, at the varsity football game. Community members can donate by bringing items to Fran Rish Stadium. Those who donate five cans of food will receive a “Dominate Falcons” t-shirt. All food collected will be given to the Richland Food Bank. 

  • In the photo below, members of the Hanford High School math team compete in Math Madness, the first online competition of the year. Over 500 high schools are participating. The HHS math scholars won their initial round robin matches and hope to make it to the 64-team knockout stage. 

  • Leadership students from Hanford and Richland High Schools were in Olympia last weekend for the Association of Washington School Leaders Conference. Governor Jay Inslee was one of the speakers who addressed the 900 students in attendance.

    Shown in this photo are Governor Jay Inslee with Hanford High student Luke Geeting.


    Governor Jay Inslee with Hanford High student Luke Geeting

  • Hinako Kawabe, Hanford High School senior, has been selected to perform with the National Association for Music Education’s National Honor Choir. Kawabe will sing in the National Honor Mixed Choir at the association’s national conference October 26-29 in Nashville, Tennessee. 


        Kawabe is one of four students from the State of Washington selected to perform with the choir of 150 vocalists. She currently sings with the Hanford High Chamber Choir. 

  • Key Club pie-in-the-face auction

    Giving Back:

    A Hanford High School Key Club pie-in-the-face auction netted $264 for The Eliminate Project last week. Getting “pied” were all the Key Club officers along with athletic director Eric Davis.  

        “The Eliminate Project provides vaccines to mothers and their newborns in an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus,” explains Key Club officer Shanta Katipamula.

        The disease takes the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.



  • 2014 Washington State High School

    CONGRATS Hanford High School!! 

    SchoolDigger released their 2014 Washington State High School rankings and Hanford High School is #1 on the list!

    Click on the link below to view.

  • Hanford High School earns state achievement award

    The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia announced today that Hanford High School in Richland is a recipient of the 2013 “Washington Achievement Award” in the category of Reading Growth.  

    The award is based on the school’s performance on the Washington Achievement Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington State are performing over time.

    According to Principal Ken Gosney, there are a number of reasons why Hanford High School earned this state recognition:

    • Targeted instruction that meets the needs of individual students
    • Using data to properly place students in classes that allow them to thrive
    • Dedicated teaching staff that constantly looks for innovative ways to improve their practice and increase student achievement
    • Supportive parents that place a high value on education

    “So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids,” said State Superintendent Randy Dorn. “Spotlighting best practices provides an opportunity for all of us to learn what these schools are doing right and how we might incorporate these successful strategies in other schools across the state.”

  • HHS made the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014” list

    The Washington Post’s education columnist Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country and the D.C. region for 16 years. There are more than 1,900 schools on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014 list. Noted in the national and local tables is the percentage of students eligible for government meal subsidies — a common benchmark for poverty — and each school’s average SAT score.

     The top three national schools include American Indian Public Charter in Oakland, CA; Uplift Education North Hills Preparatory in Irving, TX; and Corbett Charter in Corbett, OR. The top DC area schools include: Saint Anselm's Abbey (P), Washington International School (P), and H-B Woodlawn.

     The new question added to the survey this year reflecting a change in school cultures was whether each school has an 11-person football team. Jay Mathews writes that research indicates that high school sports, including football, give students valuable time-management and leadership skills.

    View the Post’s full list of national and local rankings of how effectively a school prepares its students for college here: http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/.

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Important Dates
Oct 20:  4:00 PM
Football JV vs Kamiakin @ Lampson Stadium

Bus Leaves @ 2:15 PM

Oct 20:  6:30 PM
NHS Meeting
HHS Commons
Oct 21:  5:00 PM
Girls Soccer JV vs Chiawana @ Chiawana

One way bus leaves @ 3:30 PM

Oct 21:  5:30 PM
Volleyball FR/JV vs Chiawana @ Chiawana

Bus leaves at 4:00 PM

Oct 21:  7:00 PM
Marching Band Concert & Awards
HHS Auditorium
Oct 21:  7:00 PM
Girls Soccer V vs Chiawana @ Chiawana

One way bus leaves @ 3:30 PM

Oct 21:  7:00 PM
Volleyball V vs Chiawana @ Chiawana

Bus leaves at 4:00 PM

Oct 22:  2:30 PM
Knitting Club
Mrs. Swanson's Room 1405
Oct 22:  5:00 PM
College & Career Options Expo
HHS Commons
Oct 22:  6:00 PM
AVID Parent Night
HHS Library
Oct 23:  1:45 PM
Cross Country V Districts @ Leslie Groves
Oct 23:  5:00 PM
Football F vs Walla Walla @ HHS
Oct 23:  5:30 PM
Volleyball FR/JV vs Kennewick @ HHS
Oct 23:  6:00 AM
International Mole Day Celebration by Chemistry Class
HHS Commons

6:00-6:45 AM & 6:00-6:45 PM

Oct 23:  7:00 PM
Volleyball V vs Kennewick @ HHS
Oct 24:  3:00 PM
Girls Swim V 11 Dive Meet @ CWU Pool

Early Release @ 10:15AM

Oct 24:  7:00 PM
Football V vs Walla Walla @ Fran Rish Stadium
Oct 24:  8:30 PM
Marching Band Homecoming Performance
Fran Rish Stadium
Oct 25
Oct 25:  10:00 AM
Girls Soccer JV vs Kennewick @ Kennewick
Oct 25:  11:00 AM
Girls Swim JV/V vs Wenatchee @ Wenatchee

Bus leaves @ 6:00 AM

Oct 25:  12:00 PM
Girls Soccer V vs Kennewick @ Kennewick
Oct 25:  8:00 AM
ACT Testing
Oct 27:  5:00 PM
Football JV vs Walla Walla @ Borleske Stadium

Early Release @ 2:00 PM.  Bus leaves @ 2:15

Oct 28
Picture Retake Day
Oct 28
Volleyball V DISTRICTS Time & Place TBD
Oct 28
Girls Soccer Districts
Place & Time TBA
Oct 28:  10:55 AM
BFT Transit Passes Handed Out During Lunch
HHS Office
Oct 29
Consumer Mock Interviews
Career Center
Oct 30
Volleyball V DISTRICTS Time & Place TBD