South Elementary

Public K-5

 831 Main Street
       Hingham, MA  02043


(781) 741-1540

District: Hingham

SchoolDigger Rank:
20th of 936 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,820 Help

Students who attend South Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Hingham Middle School
High:    Hingham High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5
Number of students:  478

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.5%
Asian:
4.6%
Two or more races:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.5%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details South Elementary ranks better than 97.9% 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 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details South Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Hingham School District. Racial makeup is: White (88.5%), Asian (4.6%), two or more races (3.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Elementary is 14.5, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Hingham School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Elementary is $13,820, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Hingham School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

South Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks South Elementary 20th of 936 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See South Elementary in the ranking list.)

Hingham:

SchoolDigger ranks Hingham 13th of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 87.35 74th 884 91.6%
2004 82.39 147th 882 83.3%
2005 86.42 90th 887 89.9%
2006 84.69 119th 911 86.9%
2007 82.08 144th 911 84.2%
2008 85.52 91st 908 90.0%
2009 85.35 99th 909 89.1%
2010 86.90 86th 920 90.7%
2011 86.35 88th 924 90.5%
2012 88.69 63rd 930 93.2%
2013 88.93 54th 928 94.2%
2014 87.96 64th 926 93.1%
2015 90.40 33rd 914 96.4%
2016 91.15 38th 932 95.9%
2017 93.87 17th 938 98.2%
2018 93.57 16th 934 98.3%
2019 92.57 31st 942 96.7%
2021 94.54 20th 936 97.9%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for South Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 356 2 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1989 296 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1990 349 1 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1991 343 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1992 370 0 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 374
1993 405 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1994 426 0 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1995 439 1 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1996 439 1 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1997 411 0 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1998 405 2 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1999 418 8 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 432
2000 517 0 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2001 486 9 16 4 0 n/a n/a 0 515
2002 555 9 15 6 0 n/a n/a 0 585
2003 555 9 15 6 0 n/a n/a 0 585
2004 563 9 18 3 0 n/a n/a 0 593
2005 577 11 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 610
2006 589 4 9 4 0 n/a n/a 18 624
2007 620 3 10 4 0 n/a n/a 13 650
2008 613 4 9 7 0 n/a n/a 12 645
2009 649 5 11 14 0 0 14 0 693
2010 489 5 11 11 0 0 8 0 524
2011 481 8 9 13 0 0 8 0 519
2012 479 8 8 15 0 0 6 0 516
2013 490 7 8 13 0 0 10 0 528
2014 508 9 7 10 0 0 12 0 546
2015 491 4 10 11 0 0 14 0 530
2016 488 5 11 8 0 0 18 0 530
2017 458 11 14 9 0 0 20 0 512
2018 464 10 20 8 0 0 25 0 527
2019 465 8 20 6 0 0 19 0 518
2020 460 9 17 8 0 0 19 0 513
2021 423 6 22 10 0 0 17 0 478

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 South Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 361 n/a n/a n/a
1989 302 n/a n/a n/a
1990 356 n/a n/a n/a
1991 349 n/a n/a n/a
1992 374 n/a n/a n/a
1993 409 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 431 n/a n/a n/a
1995 445 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 445 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 420 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 413 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 432 n/a 0.0 2.3
2000 527 n/a 0.0 3.4
2001 515 n/a 0.0 0
2002 585 n/a n/a 3.4
2003 585 n/a n/a 3.4
2004 593 41.6 14.3 2.5
2005 610 40.3 15.1 2.5
2006 624 44.2 14.1 1.8
2007 650 44.0 14.8 1.7
2008 645 43.4 14.9 2.1
2009 693 41.8 16.6 2.5
2010 524 33.0 15.8 2.9
2011 519 32.3 16.0 4
2012 516 30.2 17.0 3.9
2013 528 30.6 17.2 2.5
2014 546 32.7 16.6 1.8
2015 530 34.0 15.5 5.5
2016 530 36.0 14.7 n/a
2017 512 36.0 14.2 n/a
2018 527 35.6 14.7 n/a
2019 518 35.7 14.5 n/a
2020 513 36.4 14.0 n/a
2021 478 32.7 14.5 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio South Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 361 n/a n/a n/a
1989 302 n/a n/a n/a
1990 356 n/a n/a n/a
1991 349 n/a n/a n/a
1992 374 n/a n/a n/a
1993 409 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 431 n/a n/a n/a
1995 445 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 445 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 420 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 413 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 432 n/a 0.0 2.3
2000 527 n/a 0.0 3.4
2001 515 n/a 0.0 0
2002 585 n/a n/a 3.4
2003 585 n/a n/a 3.4
2004 593 41.6 14.3 2.5
2005 610 40.3 15.1 2.5
2006 624 44.2 14.1 1.8
2007 650 44.0 14.8 1.7
2008 645 43.4 14.9 2.1
2009 693 41.8 16.6 2.5
2010 524 33.0 15.8 2.9
2011 519 32.3 16.0 4
2012 516 30.2 17.0 3.9
2013 528 30.6 17.2 2.5
2014 546 32.7 16.6 1.8
2015 530 34.0 15.5 5.5
2016 530 36.0 14.7 n/a
2017 512 36.0 14.2 n/a
2018 527 35.6 14.7 n/a
2019 518 35.7 14.5 n/a
2020 513 36.4 14.0 n/a
2021 478 32.7 14.5 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for South Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $344 (2.5%) $13,589 (97.5%) $13,933
2020 $188 (1.4%) $13,633 (98.6%) $13,820

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

Impact of COVID-19 on South Elementary

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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 31st of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 20th of 936 Elementary schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Elementary)8179.3
 1.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hingham)7978.3
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5650.8
 5.3%
3rd Grade Mathematics (South Elementary)7557.5
 17.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hingham)7157.2
 13.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (South Elementary)8084.2
 4.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hingham)7872.6
 5.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5249
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (South Elementary)6880.5
 12.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hingham)7465.4
 8.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.3
 15.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (South Elementary)8678.6
 7.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hingham)8073.5
 6.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246.5
 5.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (South Elementary)8667.9
 18.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hingham)7866.9
 11.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
5th Grade Science (South Elementary)8776.2
 10.8%
   5th Grade Science (Hingham)8272.7
 9.3%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4842.2
 5.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (South Elementary)8280.6
 1.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Hingham)8376.9
 6.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246
 6%
All Grades Mathematics (South Elementary)7768.4
 8.6%
   All Grades Mathematics (Hingham)7461.5
 12.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
All Grades Science (South Elementary)8776.2
 10.8%
   All Grades Science (Hingham)7970.5
 8.6%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.8
 5.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students518478
 7.7%
African American86
 25%
American Indian00
Asian2022
 10%
Hispanic610
 66.7%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1917
 10.5%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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