A Timeline of Hingham Public Schools
Hingham, MA Established
July 1, 1635
Hingham, established in 1635, is a coastal town 18 miles south of Boston with approximately 21,000 residents. The school department and our town departments enjoy a positive relationship. Fundraising efforts by the Hingham Education Foundation provide a program of mini and major grants to enhance school programs.
Hingham Becomes a METCO Community
November 30, 1967
Since 1966. Hingham has been a METCO community since 1968.
Hingham Middle School Founded
July 1, 1992
The school was formed by the merger of South and Central Junior High Schools in the 1990s.
High School ranked 985 on Newsweek’s 2005 list of Best High Schools in America
July 1, 2005
Hingham High School ranked number 985 on Newsweek’s 2005 list of the Best High Schools in America.
East Elementary School Opens
September 1, 2009
The Town’s fourth elementary school, East School, opened in September 2009.
July 1, 2010
PRS were completed in Summer 2010.
Commissioner of Education informs school district that MCAS students in grades 5, 8, and 10 would be presented with a survey to measure social-emotional learning.
January 23, 2017
The Commissioner of Education informed school district leaders that during the spring administration of MCAS students in grades 5, 8, and 10 would be presented with a survey to measure social-emotional learning. This is not a new practice as students in grade 8 and 10 have been administered optional surveys on a number of various topics over the past several years. What is new this year is (a) the inclusion of grade 5 in the questionnaire administration and (b) the tool being used has not been shown to have sufficient reliability or validity data to support its administration (the state plans to run these analyses after the administration of the survey).
Hingham Public Schools Today
July 1, 2020
A seven member School Committee oversees school department policy and funding. The district’s 4000 students are housed in a 9-12 high school, a 6-8 middle school and four elementary schools, one of which also houses the integrated pre-school, and three of which offer integrated full day kindergarten programs. Major renovations to Foster & PRS were completed in Summer 2010 and the Town’s fourth elementary school, East School, opened in September 2009.
New Website for HPS
July 1, 2020