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-Thursday 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
Fridays 7:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Congratulations to our new Play 60 Student Embassador

    Sydney White, Hanford High School freshman, has been named a Washington State Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP60) student ambassador for her efforts in helping make HHS a healthy environment for students. Sydney will represent the state at the National FUTP60 Summit this summer in Chicago. FUTP60, sponsored by the NFL & Dairy Council, encourages students to eat nutritious food and exercise 60 minutes per day.  

  • College & Career Options Expo

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  • Mini Falcon Fever Dance Clinic

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  • Hand painted inspiration for Color Guard flags

    The 23 girls in the Hanford High School Color Guard will perform with some eye catching flags at this Friday night's homecoming football game at Fran Rish Stadium. While most color guards purchase performance flags, the HHS Color Guard flags were hand painted by assistant coach Loralee Newbury. “Loralee is very creative and has painted many outstanding sets for us over the years,” says Kevin Swisher, HHS instrumental music teacher.

    The Hanford High Marching Band and Color Guard will also perform at the Cavalcade of Bands on Saturday, October 3, 1:45 pm, at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick. The other Color Guard coaches are Anna Newbury and Kristin Swisher.

  • Does Your Student Need Some Extra Help?


    A free service provided by HHS Key Club

    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 in room 1537, and Fridays from 1:30-2:30 in room 1406

    PE Makeups will be in the Fitness Lab

  • Congratulations to the Altitude newspaper staff

    Congratulations to the Altitude newspaper staff of Hanford High School for being named a Pacemaker finalist by the National Student Press Association (NSPA).

    NSPA began the Pacemaker Awards in 1927. Judges select Pacemakers based on the following: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics.

    The editor-in-chief for the year was Mickey Shin, now on the newspaper staff at Whitman College, and the adviser is Nancy E. Smith.

  • Hanford High School & Enterprise Middle School earn state achievement award

    The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia announced today that Hanford High School and Enterprise Middle School in the Richland School District are recipients of the 2014 “Washington Achievement Award”. HHS was recognized in the categories of Reading Growth and High Progress. EMS was recognized in the category of High Progress.  
                The award is based on the Washington Achievement Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington State are performing over time.
    “Our Enterprise teachers and support staff are intently focused on academic rigor, cultivating a growth mindset and resiliency, and holding students accountable for their learning,” commented Principal Jen Klauss. “I am extremely proud of their efforts to do what is best for students every day.”
    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
    ·            Supportive parents that place a high value on education
    A total of 401 schools are receiving the Washington Achievement Award this year. The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 28 at Spanaway Lake High School in Lacey.
  • Congratulations Hanford High School

    Website Ranks Two Tri-Cities Schools in the top 100 of Washington State

    Two schools from the Tri-Cities made the top 100 list as one of the best public schools in Washington State. 

    According to the just released 2015 Niche rankings, Hanford High School came in at rank 33 and Southridge is ranked 76th.

    Niche Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents.

    The website gives each school it's own report card breaking down different aspects of the school.
    There are several categories that determine the grades such as academics, health and safety, culture and diversity, teaching staff, extra-curricular activities and sports and fitness.

    For a full list of school rankings you can head to k12.niche.com.

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Important Dates
Oct 9
Girls Swim V 11-Dive Meet @ Wenatchee

Time TBD

Oct 9
Key Club Blood Drive
Small Eyrie Gym
Oct 9:  7:00 PM

Busses leave @ 5:00 


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Oct 10:  10:00 AM

620 Thayer Drive


 Map of Carmichael Middle School

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Oct 10:  5:00 PM

930 Long Ave, Richland, WA 99352


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Oct 10:  7:00 PM
930 Long Ave  Richland, WA 99352
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Oct 12:  5:00 PM

Busses leave @ 3:30 PM

Oct 13:  10:05 AM
ASB Meeting
HHS Commons
Oct 13:  4:00 PM
450 Hanford St  Richland, WA 99354
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Oct 13:  5:30 PM

Bus leaves @ 4:00

1215 W. Lewis StreetPasco, WA 99301

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Oct 13:  6:00 PM
450 Hanford St  Richland, WA 99354
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Oct 13:  7:00 PM

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Oct 14
Tapteal Open House
Oct 14
College & Career Expo
HHS Commons & HHS Auditorium
Oct 14:  5:30 PM

450 Hanford St, Richland, WA 99354


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Oct 14:  5:30 PM
AVID Parent Night
HHS Library
Oct 14:  7:00 PM
450 Hanford St  Richland, WA 99354
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Oct 15 - Oct 17
One Act Performances
Oct 15:  10:55 AM
Josten's here Taking Orders
Auditorium Foyer
Oct 15:  3:30 PM
Cross Country League Meet #2 @ Lawrence Scott Park
    1. Map of Lawrence Scott Park
  1. Lawrence Scott Park
  2. Park
  3. Address: Kennewick, WA 99336

Oct 15:  3:30 PM

Early Release @ 1:45


Busses leave @ 2:00

Map of neil f lampson stadium

Oct 15:  6:00 PM
Jostens Parent Night
Oct 15:  7:00 PM

Busses leave @ 5:00 

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Oct 16
Girls Swim V 11- Dive Meet @ Eastmont

Time TBD

Oct 17

3320 Southridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99338


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Oct 17:  10:00 AM

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Oct 17:  12:00 PM

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Oct 19:  5:00 PM

Map of hanford high school richland