Plymouth River

Summary:

Plymouth River Elementary School is a public school in Hingham, Massachusetts, serving 381 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. As part of the highly-ranked Hingham School District, Plymouth River consistently performs among the top elementary schools in the state, with exceptional academic results and a diverse student population.

Plymouth River's academic performance is truly outstanding, with MCAS test scores significantly higher than the state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. The school ranks between 9th and 76th out of over 900 elementary schools in Massachusetts, demonstrating a sustained commitment to excellence. Compared to nearby schools like East Elementary School and Wm L Foster Elementary, Plymouth River has a more diverse student population, with higher percentages of African American, Hispanic, and Asian students. Additionally, the school's student-teacher ratio is relatively low, ranging from 11.6 to 12.4, and its spending per student is higher than the state average, indicating a strong investment in educational resources.

While Plymouth River's overall performance is exceptional, the school's rankings for specific student groups, such as female students, male students, white students, and disabled students, are particularly impressive, with the school often ranking in the top 25 or even top 10 in the state for these subgroups. However, the school's ranking for special education students has been slightly lower than its rankings for other student groups, suggesting a potential area for improvement. When compared to schools in the neighboring Weymouth district, such as Ralph Talbot and Frederick C Murphy, the academic performance and overall school quality at Plymouth River is significantly higher, highlighting the exceptional educational environment within the Hingham School District.


Detail:

Public K-5

 200 High Street
       Hingham, MA  02043


(781) 741-1530

District: Hingham

SchoolDigger Rank:
13th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,286 Help


Students who attend Plymouth River usually attend:

Middle:    Hingham Middle School
High:    Hingham High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.4 Help
Number of students:  381

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.6%
Hispanic:
5.0%
African American:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Plymouth River ranks better than 98.6% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks first among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Hingham School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Plymouth River has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Hingham School District. Racial makeup is: White (86.6%), Hispanic (5%), African American (3.7%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Plymouth River is 12.4. 2 elementary schools in the Hingham School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Plymouth River is $18,286, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Hingham School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Plymouth River:

SchoolDigger ranks Plymouth River 13th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Plymouth River in the ranking list.)

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Hingham:

SchoolDigger ranks Hingham 14th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Plymouth River

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Rank History for all students at Plymouth River

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 87.61 72nd 884 91.9%
2004 80.05 166th 882 81.2%
2005 71.60 271st 887 69.4%
2006 88.52 67th 911 92.6%
2007 85.66 96th 911 89.5%
2008 83.72 123rd 908 86.5%
2009 86.24 89th 909 90.2%
2010 89.51 45th 920 95.1%
2011 88.71 59th 924 93.6%
2012 90.82 38th 930 95.9%
2013 91.29 24th 928 97.4%
2014 93.56 9th 926 99.0%
2015 91.93 22nd 914 97.6%
2016 93.05 14th 932 98.5%
2017 87.16 87th 938 90.7%
2018 90.30 52nd 934 94.4%
2019 88.72 76th 942 91.9%
2021 90.74 70th 936 92.5%
2022 91.64 61st 932 93.5%
2023 96.00 13th 928 98.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Plymouth River

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.85 258th 886 70.9%
2019 61.98 273rd 896 69.5%
2021 78.67 129th 894 85.6%
2022 82.96 91st 905 89.9%
2023 94.85 18th 703 97.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Plymouth River

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.96 11th 893 98.8%
2019 92.19 24th 902 97.3%
2021 90.33 59th 898 93.4%
2022 92.54 34th 901 96.2%
2023 95.35 11th 887 98.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Plymouth River

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.46 68th 656 89.6%
2019 83.00 66th 665 90.1%
2021 91.24 27th 632 95.7%
2022 92.15 25th 672 96.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Plymouth River

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.79 148th 898 83.5%
2019 80.49 152nd 907 83.2%
2021 87.54 91st 904 89.9%
2022 88.34 82nd 908 91.0%
2023 94.72 22nd 896 97.5%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Plymouth River

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.60 61st 925 93.4%
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Rank History for White students at Plymouth River

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.15 58th 772 92.5%
2019 85.53 62nd 780 92.1%
2021 86.12 68th 765 91.1%
2022 86.01 66th 764 91.4%
2023 94.88 7th 762 99.1%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Plymouth River

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 608 16 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 630
1989 519 10 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 537
1990 614 12 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 633
1991 636 8 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 651
1992 644 8 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 660
1993 643 8 14 0 0 n/a n/a 0 665
1994 690 5 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 704
1995 680 2 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 692
1996 680 2 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 692
1997 651 3 13 0 0 n/a n/a 0 667
1998 667 7 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 687
1999 655 7 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 677
2000 586 6 8 13 2 n/a n/a 0 615
2001 572 6 4 10 2 n/a n/a 0 594
2002 568 2 5 8 2 n/a n/a 0 585
2003 568 2 5 8 2 n/a n/a 0 585
2004 592 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 597
2005 622 4 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 631
2006 656 3 2 3 0 n/a n/a 12 676
2007 639 2 4 10 0 n/a n/a 19 674
2008 654 2 5 5 0 n/a n/a 15 681
2009 689 3 5 9 0 0 14 0 720
2010 414 4 6 8 0 1 8 0 441
2011 420 6 7 13 0 1 8 0 455
2012 432 6 6 13 0 1 8 0 466
2013 433 6 6 15 0 0 10 0 470
2014 439 6 9 15 0 0 13 0 482
2015 419 3 11 19 0 1 12 0 465
2016 439 6 12 16 0 0 12 0 485
2017 424 7 9 16 0 0 14 0 470
2018 416 8 13 21 0 0 10 0 468
2019 396 8 11 23 1 0 13 0 452
2020 373 10 10 23 1 0 11 0 428
2021 316 13 9 16 1 0 8 0 363
2022 318 18 8 20 1 0 8 0 373
2023 330 14 7 19 0 1 10 0 381

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Plymouth River

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 630 n/a n/a n/a
1989 537 n/a n/a n/a
1990 633 n/a n/a n/a
1991 651 n/a n/a n/a
1992 660 n/a n/a n/a
1993 665 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 704 n/a n/a n/a
1995 692 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 692 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 667 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 687 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 677 n/a 0.0 2.5
2000 615 n/a 0.0 2.8
2001 594 n/a 0.0 1.3
2002 585 n/a n/a 0
2003 585 n/a n/a 0
2004 597 39.5 15.1 1
2005 631 38.8 16.3 1.4
2006 676 40.5 16.7 1.8
2007 674 41.0 16.4 1.4
2008 681 41.3 16.5 1.7
2009 720 41.1 17.5 1.9
2010 441 27.7 15.8 2
2011 455 27.2 16.6 1.8
2012 466 28.3 16.4 2.1
2013 470 28.5 16.4 2.6
2014 482 29.2 16.4 1.7
2015 465 31.0 15.0 2.6
2016 485 34.0 14.2 n/a
2017 470 32.7 14.3 n/a
2018 468 29.8 15.6 n/a
2019 452 31.9 14.1 n/a
2020 428 32.6 13.1 n/a
2021 363 31.0 11.6 n/a
2022 373 30.7 12.1 n/a
2023 381 30.6 12.4 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Plymouth River

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 630 n/a n/a n/a
1989 537 n/a n/a n/a
1990 633 n/a n/a n/a
1991 651 n/a n/a n/a
1992 660 n/a n/a n/a
1993 665 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 704 n/a n/a n/a
1995 692 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 692 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 667 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 687 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 677 n/a 0.0 2.5
2000 615 n/a 0.0 2.8
2001 594 n/a 0.0 1.3
2002 585 n/a n/a 0
2003 585 n/a n/a 0
2004 597 39.5 15.1 1
2005 631 38.8 16.3 1.4
2006 676 40.5 16.7 1.8
2007 674 41.0 16.4 1.4
2008 681 41.3 16.5 1.7
2009 720 41.1 17.5 1.9
2010 441 27.7 15.8 2
2011 455 27.2 16.6 1.8
2012 466 28.3 16.4 2.1
2013 470 28.5 16.4 2.6
2014 482 29.2 16.4 1.7
2015 465 31.0 15.0 2.6
2016 485 34.0 14.2 n/a
2017 470 32.7 14.3 n/a
2018 468 29.8 15.6 n/a
2019 452 31.9 14.1 n/a
2020 428 32.6 13.1 n/a
2021 363 31.0 11.6 n/a
2022 373 30.7 12.1 n/a
2023 381 30.6 12.4 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Plymouth River

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $361 (2.5%) $13,907 (97.5%) $14,268
2020 $188 (1.2%) $15,124 (98.8%) $15,312
2021 $556 (3.0%) $17,729 (97.0%) $18,286

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Plymouth River

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 76th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 13th of 928 Elementary schools
 6.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Plymouth River)8687.9
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hingham)7975.2
 3.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Plymouth River)7680.3
 4.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hingham)7168.7
 2.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Plymouth River)7965
 14%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hingham)7869
 9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Plymouth River)8282
 0%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hingham)7477.7
 3.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Plymouth River)6977.3
 8.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hingham)8077.8
 2.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Plymouth River)6680
 14%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hingham)7878.8
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Plymouth River)7378.7
 5.7%
   5th Grade Science (Hingham)8279.9
 2.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Plymouth River)7877.1
 0.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Hingham)8374.4
 8.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Plymouth River)7480.7
 6.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Hingham)7471.1
 2.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Plymouth River)7378.7
 5.7%
   All Grades Science (Hingham)7970.9
 8.1%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students452381
 15.7%
African American814
 75%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian117
 36.4%
Hispanic2319
 17.4%
Pacific Islander01
White396330
 16.7%
Two or More Races1310
 23.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Plymouth River

Students at Plymouth River are 87% White, 5% Hispanic, 4% African American, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Plymouth River usually go on to attend:

Middle : Hingham Middle School
High : Hingham High

Yes! Plymouth River is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 13th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 381 students attended Plymouth River.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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