Caleb Dustin Hunking School



SY 2019-2020 Community Eligibility Provision


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

  • Hunking Start and End Times

    School begins at 8:30am

    Dismissal is at 2:45pm

    Half Day dismissal is at 11:05am

    Please remember the directions for arrival and dismissal.  Student safety is of the utmost importance! In particular:

    • DO pick up your students at 2:45.  There is no supervision after school.

    • DO NOT dismiss your student early so you don’t have to wait in line.  If you have a valid reason to dismiss your child, please do so before 2:30

    • DO NOT drop off students at the front door.  Upper school enters at their end of the building and lower school enters at their end.

    • DO get your student to school before 8:30

    • DO keep your speed at or under 10 MPH!

    • DO NOT pick up or drop off students anywhere but the designated area, for everyone’s safety.

    • DO be considerate of neighbors of the school and avoid parking or walking on lawns.  Revere St. is not a designated parking lot.

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    Have you made any new changes such as phone no.’s, emergency contact names,    e-mails, address,  etc.  If so, Please e-mail to update your child’s information.



  • Box Tops Collection

    The Hunking School PTO will be holding our first Box Tops collection, so please clip and send all your Box Tops to the main office. This is an easy way to raise money for our school! Look on packages of General Mills cereals, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Ziploc, Green Giant products, and many more. Go To: < to learn more about the program.
    Thank you for supporting our school!
    Laurie Thornell
    Box Tops Coordinator

  • “Home of the Bobcats”

    480 So. Main St.
    Bradford, MA 01835
    8:30AM – 2:45PM

    (978) 374-5787
    (978) 374-5790 fax

    Shannon Gilligan

    Nathan Gage

    Asst. Principal

    Jennifer Russell

    Principal Clerks
    Linda &


    School Nurses

    Michelle Alessi, RN

    Ada Colon-Burdier, RN

    Nurse Tel:  978-420-1913

    Nurse Fax: 978-274-1944

    ETF/Special Education

    Andrea Carella,

    Rebecca Law, 5-8 – “Law, Rebecca” <>

(978) 374-3400
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