Serving the Hayward, CA community since 1892                                                                                                                      Dave Seymour, Principal

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Top 10   ***   2016-17


1 Business Entrepreneur Goes Viral Shami Oshun's made-the-day-of prom dress goes viral with over 2 million hits; budding seamstress awarded the "Earnst & Young Northern California Young Entrepreneur of the Year" and $5,000 scholarship; places first in the NFTE Bay Area Business Plan Competition; will represent Hayward High in New York for the national championship later this year.
2 HHS Achieves "First Evers" for College First-ever "College Day" with special school day for all students including PSAT testing for ALL Juniors paid for by district, college fair and motivational speaker; first-ever "Made In Hayward College Signing Day" celebrates growing list of students headed for college; first-ever "ECMC College Night" draws multiple college reps and huge crowd; first-ever HHS student accepted to Yale University; Respect The Farm #rtf movement kicks off. And not to forget the continuing annual events such as "Cash for College/FAFSA Night" for Seniors and parents; "College Talk" for returning alumni; college application labs; CSUEB on-the-spot admissions; and individual career and college plannings meetings for each and every Senior and parent/guardian.
3 "Election Information Night" Engages Families in Democratic Process Families and staff pack the library for this special event inaugurated by the Social Studies department which included voter registration, statewide election information and mock voting, and the live Clinton/Trump debate on the big screen.
4 HHS Receives Maximum WASC Accreditation HHS presents itself to the visiting WASC committee and is awarded maximum 6-year accreditation; school receives glowing report validating the processes, pedagogies, and commitment to student success.
5 Class of 2017 Sets Records The Class of 2017 may be the highest-achieving HHS class ever. 98% of enrolled Seniors graduated on time; 45% will attend a community college (37% Chabot); 37% will attend a four-year university; 10% will attend a UC (11 accepted to UC Berkeley, 6 attending); 25% will attend a CSU (12% CSUEB, 4% SFSU); 97% of students attending college will attend a public college; 8 will attend a private college including Yale University; Valedictorian Danielle Faxon achieves highest GPA in HHS history; top 5 students would have been valedictorian 5 of the past 7 years; $371,431 in scholarships won.
6 Parent Nights Evolve Families continue to fill the gym for the annual Progress Report Night as parents and teachers connect to best support students. Farner Expo becomes the "Amazing Space" (modeled after The Amazing Race) as families dot from various displays of student work and activities all while competing to cover the most ground.
7 Athletics Leaps Upwards Boys Basketball makes it to the 2nd round of NCS playoffs; cheer takes first place in competition; ground breaks for the new HHS athletic field with lights; HHS Alumnus and Oakland Raiders Coach Jack Del Rio named AFC Coach of the Year,
8 HHS Advanced Placement (AP) Program Receives National Award College Board distinguishes HHS among top schools nationwide for increases in Advanced Placement (AP) enrollment and test scores particularly for underrepresented groups.
9 "Hamilton" Dazzles Students, Brings US History to Life Lucky students witness the mesmerizing San Francisco's Orpheum "Hamilton" performance thanks to staff coordinators and grant; a few brave HHS take the stage before the big show to demonstrate a performance of their own in front of a packed house.
10 Staff Celebrated Carla Schick honored for 30 years of dedicated service in education; teacher retention rate the best ever as only 3 new teachers were needed this past year and almost all are returning next year indicating commitment and overall job satisfaction.

HHS Main & Testing Calendars

New & Noteworthy


Due Date:  Oct 12, 2017

Name of scholarship:  Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

Amount:  $1000



Senior graduating in 2018 

Maintained a B average (3.0 GPA)

Participate in at least one school-sponsored sport

A leader in your community and role model at your school



This year, Hayward Unified School District will only be accepting applications for free/reduced lunch online.  It takes about 5 minutes, and we would like ALL parents to sign up, even if you do not think you qualify.  Please visit to fill out the application.


Este año, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hayward solo aceptará solicitudes de almuerzo gratis / reducido en línea. Se tarda unos 5 minutos, y nos gustaría que todos los padres se inscriban, incluso si usted no cree que califica. Por favor visite para llenar la solicitud.


Need to speak with your counselor?  Counselors will be available during drop-in office hour times starting Monday, August 21 per this schedule.  


The HHS Class of 1997 will be holding its reunion on
Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6pm - 1am.  view more info


If you need a work permit this Summer, please contact Ms. Parra in the main office. Work permits will be issued 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday. 


If you would still like to purchase a yearbook from the 2016-2017 school year, you can order it from Enter the school's passcode: 1014085513063706. The price is $63 plus shipping, and it will be shipped to your home. There are no extra yearbooks at the school to purchase, so you must order yours from the TreeRing website if you want one.  Also if you want to purchase the 2017-2018 yearbook for the lowest possible price, order it from the TreeRing website during July or August. 


View the AP & Honors webpage for summer assignments and teacher/class information.



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