Wm L Foster Elementary

Public K-5

 55 Downer Avenue
       Hingham, MA  02043


(781) 741-1520

District: Hingham

SchoolDigger Rank:
32nd of 935 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,261 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5
Number of students:  495

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.3%
Two or more races:
5.5%
Hispanic:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8%

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Compare Details Wm L Foster Elementary ranks better than 96.6% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 2nd 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 93.73. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.3%), two or more races (5.5%), Hispanic (5.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wm L Foster Elementary is 14.5. 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 Wm L Foster Elementary is $14,261. 2 elementary schools in the Hingham School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Wm L Foster Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Wm L Foster Elementary 32nd of 935 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Wm L Foster 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 Wm L Foster Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 71.38 272nd 884 69.2%
2004 72.82 256th 882 71.0%
2005 81.59 150th 887 83.1%
2006 89.13 58th 911 93.6%
2007 86.33 88th 911 90.3%
2008 81.10 153rd 908 83.1%
2009 80.28 163rd 909 82.1%
2010 78.97 188th 920 79.6%
2011 76.69 223rd 924 75.9%
2012 82.71 139th 930 85.1%
2013 84.47 112th 928 87.9%
2014 84.79 98th 926 89.4%
2015 86.71 79th 914 91.4%
2016 85.40 108th 932 88.4%
2017 91.99 30th 938 96.8%
2018 93.89 12th 934 98.7%
2019 95.22 10th 942 98.9%
2021 93.73 32nd 935 96.6%

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 Wm L Foster Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 607 9 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 621
1989 540 6 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1990 649 4 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 657
1991 617 10 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 634
1992 664 10 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 687
1993 648 7 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 668
1994 678 8 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 698
1995 725 6 10 4 0 n/a n/a 0 745
1996 725 6 10 4 0 n/a n/a 0 745
1997 647 5 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 660
1998 637 8 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 657
1999 624 9 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 645
2000 565 14 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 591
2001 576 14 14 5 0 n/a n/a 0 609
2002 529 14 14 5 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2003 529 14 14 5 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2004 548 11 12 5 0 n/a n/a 0 576
2005 562 8 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 583
2006 557 8 0 6 1 n/a n/a 7 579
2007 523 8 3 8 0 n/a n/a 15 557
2008 560 9 5 14 0 n/a n/a 19 607
2009 569 9 8 15 0 0 18 0 619
2010 430 10 9 10 0 0 23 0 482
2011 442 7 12 6 0 0 20 0 487
2012 427 8 12 8 0 0 19 0 474
2013 433 6 10 9 0 0 20 0 478
2014 442 8 12 9 0 1 14 0 486
2015 432 6 10 10 0 0 17 0 475
2016 420 6 13 12 0 0 19 0 470
2017 424 6 9 17 0 0 14 0 470
2018 397 3 9 20 0 0 17 0 446
2019 422 2 10 27 0 0 19 0 480
2020 432 4 7 25 0 0 27 0 495

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 Wm L Foster Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 621 n/a n/a n/a
1989 552 n/a n/a n/a
1990 657 n/a n/a n/a
1991 634 n/a n/a n/a
1992 687 n/a n/a n/a
1993 668 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 698 n/a n/a n/a
1995 745 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 745 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 660 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 657 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 645 n/a 0.0 4.7
2000 591 n/a 0.0 3.6
2001 609 n/a 0.0 3.4
2002 562 n/a n/a 4.1
2003 562 n/a n/a 4.1
2004 576 38.2 15.1 4.7
2005 583 38.8 15.0 4.8
2006 579 39.5 14.7 2.8
2007 557 34.0 16.4 3.5
2008 607 38.9 15.6 5.8
2009 619 40.1 15.4 6.5
2010 482 31.2 15.4 5.4
2011 487 31.1 15.6 4.7
2012 474 30.2 15.6 5.5
2013 478 31.5 15.1 6.7
2014 486 31.3 15.5 6.2
2015 475 31.0 15.3 8
2016 470 35.0 13.4 n/a
2017 470 33.7 13.9 n/a
2018 446 31.1 14.3 n/a
2019 480 33.1 14.4 n/a
2020 495 33.9 14.5 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Wm L Foster Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 621 n/a n/a n/a
1989 552 n/a n/a n/a
1990 657 n/a n/a n/a
1991 634 n/a n/a n/a
1992 687 n/a n/a n/a
1993 668 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 698 n/a n/a n/a
1995 745 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 745 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 660 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 657 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 645 n/a 0.0 4.7
2000 591 n/a 0.0 3.6
2001 609 n/a 0.0 3.4
2002 562 n/a n/a 4.1
2003 562 n/a n/a 4.1
2004 576 38.2 15.1 4.7
2005 583 38.8 15.0 4.8
2006 579 39.5 14.7 2.8
2007 557 34.0 16.4 3.5
2008 607 38.9 15.6 5.8
2009 619 40.1 15.4 6.5
2010 482 31.2 15.4 5.4
2011 487 31.1 15.6 4.7
2012 474 30.2 15.6 5.5
2013 478 31.5 15.1 6.7
2014 486 31.3 15.5 6.2
2015 475 31.0 15.3 8
2016 470 35.0 13.4 n/a
2017 470 33.7 13.9 n/a
2018 446 31.1 14.3 n/a
2019 480 33.1 14.4 n/a
2020 495 33.9 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 Wm L Foster Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $351 (2.5%) $13,466 (97.5%) $13,817
2020 $334 (2.3%) $13,927 (97.7%) $14,261

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education




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