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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.


Hanford High School Office Hours 
Monday-Thursday      6:30 AM-3:00 PM
       Fridays              6:30 AM-2:00 PM
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Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday February 23rd from 4-7PM in the Eyrie Gyms.
Please park on the North side of the building and use the Gym Doors for entrance.
Friday February 24th students will be dismissed at 11:00AM
Period Time
0 Hour 7:15-7:50
1st Period 7:55-8:20
2nd Period 8:25-8:50
3rd Period 8:55-9:25
4th Period 9:30-9:55
5th Period 10:00-10:25
6th Period 10:30-10:55
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 As always, RSD posts any closure/delay info on the RSD home page by 5:30 am. www.rsd.edu


  • Bond issue approved

    Richland School District residents have approved the $99 million construction bond issue. Updated election results Wednesday afternoon show the measure passing with a 61% yes vote (60% is required for passage). Official vote totals from the Benton County Auditor’s Office show:

    9,529 – Yes     5,967 – No

    “We thank District residents for their show of support,” stated Superintendent Rick Schulte. “It’s a positive result for the entire community.”

    Planning for the following construction/renovation projects can now proceed:

    • Replace Badger Mountain Elementary School
    • Replace Tapteal Elementary School
    • Build a new elementary school on Belmont Boulevard in West Richland
    • Build a new elementary school in south Richland
    • Richland High School - auditorium improvements
    • Fran Rish Stadium - home side improvements and installation of field turf
    • Hanford High School - athletic field improvements including installation of bleachers, restrooms, and field turf
    • New RSD Teaching/Learning/Administrative Center
    • Preschool Center (renovate 1982 Jefferson wing)
    • Classroom additions/Land purchases

    The estimated total project cost is $141 million. The District expects to receive $42 million in state assistance funds. 

  • Status report on Makeup Days - January 27, 2017

    Regarding the snow days and how the makeup days will impact K-11 students, here is what we know to this point:

    • RSD has had seven closures this winter with school now scheduled to end on Monday, June 19, instead of Friday, June 9.
    • The District will petition the state in March asking that some of the makeup days be waived.
    • The state has already informed the District that school must continue thru Wednesday, June 14, at a minimum.
    • Also coming into play is a state requirement that students receive 1,027 instructional hours; this requirement cannot be waived; this is a separate issue from the makeup days.

    “Our administrative team and union representatives will explore and analyze all options in the coming weeks,” says Superintendent Rick Schulte. “The issue is complicated and involves complying with state regulations. It will take some time to sort out. We ask everyone to be patient as we work through the process.”

    Graduation Date

    At the January 24 meeting, the Richland School Board agreed to keep graduation on Friday, June 2.  The details of how seniors will get in the required number of instructional hours are still to be worked out.

  • Falcon Attendance


    • Students should miss no more than 9 days each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation. 
    • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
    • Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
    • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Hanford High is in the top 50 Best High Schools in Washington

  • Benton Franklin Crisis

    The Counseling Services staff would like reminded students that support is available to anyone who needs it at the Hanford High School Counseling Office. Also, two additional resources everyone can access are the Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit and the Crisis Text Line. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text messaging. All you do is text 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The Crisis Text Line does not charge texters, but standard messaging rates may apply.

    Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit


    Crisis Text Line




School Delay Information

Click here for detailed information on school delays/closures due to weather.
You may also register to receive email and/or text message alerts through the Richland School District site.
Important Dates
Feb 20
NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day
Feb 21
ASB Meeting 1st Period- Commons
Feb 21 :  6:00 PM
Spring Sports Parent Night
HHS Commons
Feb 21 :  6:00 PM
CBC/WSU Running Start Parent-Student Meeting
Feb 22 :  2:30 PM
GSA Club- Room 2006
Feb 22 :  6:00 PM
Basketball Banquet
HHS Commons
Feb 23
High School Conferences

Conferences will be held in the evening. Students will attend school as normal

Feb 23 :  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jazz Band Guest Artist Concert
Feb 24 :  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jazz Band Guest Artist Concert
Feb 24
Early Release- 11:00 AM
Feb 24 :  12:00 PM
PSAT 10 HHS Library
Feb 25
HS Solo & Ensemble Festival
Music Department
Feb 25
Girls BB-State Round 1
Feb 25
Boys BB-State Round 1
Feb 28 :  10:55 AM - 12:25 PM
BFT Youth Transit Passes Handed Out
HHS Office
Mar 1
Boys BB-WIAA State
Mar 1
Girls BB-WIAA State
Mar 1 :  6:00 PM
Sports Boosters Meeting- HHS Commons
Mar 2
Boys BB-WIAA State
Mar 2
Girls BB-WIAA State
Mar 3
Boys BB-WIAA State
Mar 3
Girls BB-WIAA State
Mar 4
Boys BB-WIAA State
Mar 4
Girls BB-WIAA State
Mar 7
ASB Meeting 2nd Period- Commons
Mar 7 :  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Band Concert
Mar 8 :  2:30 PM
GSA Club- Room 2006
Mar 8 :  4:00 PM
WSMC Regionals
Commons, Office Conference Room, Rm 1208, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605
Mar 10
End of 2nd Trimester
Mar 11 :  7:15 AM
SAT Testing
Language Arts Hall
Mar 11 :  8:00 PM
Small Eyrie Gym