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.


Hanford High School Office Hours 
Monday-Thursday      6:30 AM-3:00 PM
       Fridays              6:30 AM-2:00 PM


August 30, 2016
Period Time Duration
0 Hour 6:55-7:50 55
Assembly 7:55-8:40 45
1st Period 8:45-9:30 45
2nd Period 9:35-10:20 45
3rd Period 10:25-11:15 50
1st Lunch 11:15-11:50 35
4th Period 11:55-12:40 45
4th Period 11:20-12:05 45
2nd Lunch 12:05-12:40 35
5th Period 12:45-1:30 45
6th Period 1:35-2:25 50

FRESHMAN ONLY DAY- Monday, August 29th       
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Tuesday, August 30th
  • Gesa Credit Union announces Hanford and Richland High School debit cards

    Gesa Credit Union and the Richland School District announced today that they have entered into a community partnership agreement that will allow community members to raise funds for students while also showing their pride for Hanford and Richland High Schools on their Gesa VISA® Debit Card. The new program earns money for high school student activities each time a cardholder swipes their Hanford or Richland High School debit card.

    “Richland School District is where our High School Credit Union program began and our partnership has well exceeded the goal of promoting financial literacy among students,” said Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union. “These co-branded Visa® debit cards expand on that partnership and provide our members a way to help support local students – all while showing their school pride.”

    Community members wishing to obtain a Hanford or Richland High School Debit Card can visit one of Gesa’s Tri-Cities branch locations and have their new card printed instantly in the branch. This is the second district Gesa Credit Union has partnered with on this program. A similar agreement was announced in September 2015 with the Kennewick School District. To date, that program has raised over $10,000 for local students

  • Richland School Board approves preliminary bond issue proposal

    The Richland School Board Tuesday night approved a preliminary list of projects for a February 2017 bond issue election:

    • Replace Badger Mountain Elementary School
    • Replace Tapteal Elementary School
    • New elementary school on Belmont Boulevard (property already owned by the District, see photo below)
    • New elementary school at a site to be determined
    • 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 (2000 seats), restrooms, and field turf
    • New RSD Teaching & Learning Center
    • Jefferson Preschool
    • Modular Classrooms

    “We’ve been good stewards of our community’s tax dollars and that will continue,” stated Rick Jansons, President of the Richland School Board. “We must keep up with the District’s enrollment growth and improve the facilities we already have.”

    The District is in the process of developing the bond finance plan and determining the estimated tax rate. Once the finance plan and tax rate are finalized, an official bond election resolution will be presented to board members for their approval.

  • Marching band getting prepared for upcoming season

    The Hanford High School Marching Band took advantage of the perfect weather Friday morning to get some practice in for the upcoming season.

  • GEAR UP is at HHS!

    The graduating class of 2020 is part of the CWU SOAR3 GEAR UP grant. This means that each student in that class will receive services specifically designed to help them reach their post-high school goals. This includes after-school tutoring, career guidance curriculum, campus visits, mentoring, summer programs, after school programs and much more. Read full article for more details! 

  • Hanford High teacher recognized for career readiness efforts

    Laurie Price, Career Choices and Work Based Learning teacher at Hanford High School, has been named Teacher of the Year for Career Counseling and Employment Readiness by the Washington Association of Career and Technical Education. “Laurie is continually interacting with employers, helping them understand the value of providing job placement opportunities for special needs students,” says Claudia Cooley, CTE Director for the Richland School District. “Her efforts have resulted in life-changing opportunities for students."


  • Food Handler's Class to be held at HHS

    Hanfords Sports Boosters are hosting a Food Handler's Permit Traning on Wednesday, August 31st at 6:00 PM in the HHS commons. If you are interested in attending, the cost will be $10.00 and you will need to send an E-mail to hanfordbooster@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

  • 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 among Tri-City area schools to rank in U.S. News best list

  • 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
Aug 29
Jefferson, Marcus Whitman Open House

Aug 30
First Day Of School

Aug 30 :  10:55 AM - 12:25 PM
BFT Youth Passes Handed Out
HHS Office

Sep 2 :  5:00 PM
Cross Country Hanford Jamboree @ HHS

Sep 5

Sep 6
Enterprise, CJ, Carmichael Open Houses

Sep 7
Hanford, RE, Jason Lee Open Houses

Sep 8
Make up Picture Day
HHS Blackbox

This day is for students that did not have their picture taken on Falcon Prep Day.

Sep 9 :  4:00 PM
Girls Swim- Richland Twilight Meet @ Prout Pool

Sep 10 :  10:15 AM
Cross Country Capital Invite @ Olympia

Bus leaves on 9/9 @ 1:45 PM

Sep 10 :  11:00 AM
Cross Country Ellensburg Invite @ Irene Rhinehart Park

Bus leaves at 7:30 AM

Sep 10 :  7:15 AM
ACT Testing
Language Arts Hall

Sep 13
LC Open House

Sep 13 :  4:00 PM
Girls Swim vs Kennewick @ Serier Pool

Sep 14
RHS Open Houses

Sep 15
Orchard, Saci Open Houses

Sep 16 :  4:00 PM
Falcon Kickoff Tailgate Party

Sep 17 :  11:00 AM
Cross Country Seaport Invite @ Clarkston High School

Bus leaves @ 6:45 AM

Sep 17 :  11:00 AM
Girs Swim Mid Columbia Invite @ Serier Pool

Sep 20
White Bluffs, Wiley Open Houses

Sep 20 :  4:00 PM
Girls Swim vs Kamiakin @ Prout Pool

Sep 21
ASVAB Testing Falcon Gym

Sep 22 :  4:00 PM
Cross Country League Meet # 1 @ Fort Walla Walla

Early Release @ 12:45 PM'

Bus leaves @ 1:00 PM

Sep 22 :  4:00 PM
Girls Swim vs Walla Walla @ Whitman Pool

Sep 23 :  12:00 PM
Girls Swim 11-Dive @ Prout Pool Meet

Sep 24 :  10:05 AM
Cross Counrty Nike Portland

Bus leaves 9/23 @1:45 PM

Sep 27 :  10:55 AM - 12:25 PM
BFT Youth Passes Handed Out
HHS Office

Sep 27 :  4:00 PM
Girls Swim vs Southridge @ Prout Pool

Sep 28 :  6:00 PM
College, Financial Aid, and Scholarship App Process Night

Sep 29
Badger Open House

Oct 1 :  11:00 AM
Cross Country Wenatchee Invite @ Walla Walla Point Park