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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Hingham High School is a top rated, public school located in Hingham, MA. It has 1,224 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Hingham High School...
School District
Hingham Public Schools
Address
17 Union Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Telephone
(781) 741-1560

Hingham High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
307 responses
Average ACT
29
80 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$125,144
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,190
National
$949
Median Home Value
$710,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Football games
    19%
  • Hockey Games
    19%
  • Green week
    14%
  • Homecoming Weekend
    8%
  • Concerts and plays
    8%
  • Senior Night
    8%
  • Spirit Weeks
    8%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,224
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,264
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,519/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Love this school! Two small gripes- I think athletics are heavily prioritized and it's sometimes hard for students who are not student athletes to feel involved and appreciated. Second, I think the overall culture is one of nearly toxic competitiveness, something I would love to see changed.
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The teachers at Hingham High School for the most part care for their students and their success after high school. The English department does an amazing job of preparing its students for college level writing assignments. There are a wide variety of clubs and activities though many people who participate only do so to put it on their college applications. There have been some issues with the school culture but administration seems to be trying to fix these issues. Sports are a huge part of HHS culture; sometimes it even seems athletics are more important than academics. The parent involvement, much appreciated when needed, does surpass the healthy amount for a high school in some cases.
Hingham High School has a lot of positives and negatives. A lot of the people at the school are the definition of “Hingham” and there’s is a lot of pressure from other students to be the most popular or to be the smartest. There is also a lot expected of students and aggressive amounts of pressure from the teachers. Each teacher gives an overwhelming amount of work and expects it all to be done without taking into count the fact that students have other classes, sports, family, and basic needs like eating, and sleeping. Given the amount of work can be physically and mentally draining to students, I feel HHS prepares its students very well for college.