Caleb Dustin Hunking School


Caleb Dustin Hunking bears a close relationship to Haverhill’s most historical character, being a direct descendant of Hannah Duston. Born in Hill, New Hampshire February 24, 1805, he attended Franklin Academy, Franklin, New Hampshire for a short time after which teaching occupied several years of his early life. Removing to Haverhill he became one of the best known and esteemed shoe manufacturers in this City. In 1855 he became the first man from Haverhill to sit on the Governors Council and in 1857 served in the State Senate. Later he was “Justice of the Peace and Quorum for all of the Counties of the Commonwealth.” In 1847 he built a home at the corner of Merrimack and How Streets where the Masonic Temple now is. When the Business Section expanded from Water Street to Merrimack Street in 1871 the house was moved to Main Street. In 1923 it was sold to the American Legion for use as a home. Expanding his shoe business he built “the Granite Front” a business block at 68-84 Merrimack Street where he occupied the upper floors, renting the street floor to R. H. Macy who later sold his business here and moved to New York where he established and built up the spectacularly successful department store bearing the name of “Macy’s.” A substantial amount of capitol is said to have been supplied by his friend Caleb Hunking.…..

excerpted from the Dedication, March 16, 1960

  • CD Hunking Before & After School Program

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Hunking will begin to offer a before and after school program for our students during school year 2018-2019.  Please click the flyer below to learn about the program.  This is general information.  More information will be sent out the program is planned.


  • Important Notice

    EARLY DISMISSAL:  Friday, March 16th will be an early release day for students.  11:00am dismissal time!

    DATE CHANGE:  The NHHS Induction Ceremony for 7th and 8th graders will take place March 28th at 5:00 PM.

  • Bobcat News

    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    Our first episode of Bobcat News has been released!  Thank you to our Bobcat News Team!  Please click below to view the episode:


    Shannon Nolan, Principal

  • Student Athletes/ Opioid Misuse

    Please read the following information if your child is currently on a Hunking Sports Team or Plans to participate in Hunking Sports:


    Sports 1 –  Injury management of Opioid Misuse

    sports 2 – Student Athletes Opioid Misuse Prevention

    sports  3-Preventing Prescription Opioid Misuse

  • A Message from Ms. Nolan

    Dear Hunking Families,

    On behalf of the entire Hunking Staff, I want to wish you a happy holiday break. We really apprecicate all you do!

    A special thank you to the PTO for the amazing staff luncheon this week!


    Shannon Nolan, Principal

  • Child Find Screening for 3-5 year olds

  • Buy Spirit Wear Online

    Spirit Wear is now running online only.
    Start your shopping as it’s available only until Friday, Dec 1 for Holiday Delivery.
  • Lunch Money

    When sending your child to school with lunch money, please put in a sealed envelope with the child’s name, grade and room number.

    Thank you

  • After School Bus Information

    For students who are going to the following places after school, the buses are:

    Greenleaf after school program        Bus #1

    YWCA                                                     Bus #34

    Little Sprouts                                        Bus #9

    Bus schedules for all schools to and from can be found under the Transportation Department on the Haverhill Public Schools Webpage.

  • Food Service Contacts

    Food Services

    127 Monument St., Haverhill, MA 01832 | Office Hours 8:00-4:00

    | Phone (978) 374-3423 | Fax (978) 374-3419

(978) 374-3400
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