« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Hingham, MA
Students enrolled: 1,133

Contact this school

17 Union Street
Hingham, MA 02043

(781) 741-1560
(781) 741-1515
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Hingham High School address.

February 17, 2013
I graduated in 2011 & I will say I was very prepared for college! Our teachers pushed us hard & I thought it was too much at some times but college is a breeze. The only reason why I am not giving this school a 5 is the lack of diversity. I felt as if I didn't belong too well because I was not apart of the "majority".

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2012
To all any parents of a child with a leaning disability; be prepared to pay money and hire advocates to get your child the help and support they need. Hingham High educators will offer minimal provisions for and fail to inform parents of their options for their child. HHS seems to have little interest in children who are not part of the academic norm. I know of many parents who are disappointed in their experience in HHS with children who learn differently. Not a suitable school for a child needing any kind of extra academic support or encouragement. Office staff are unfriendly and appear reluctant to accommodate. Very sad experience for us as a family with a child who we feel has been given little encouragement and left behind as a result. The whole educational experience from middle school on has been like a maze with so many dead ends. Wish we could turn back time and do things differently; but hindsight vision is 20/20.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2012
This is an extremely rigorous academic school especially if you are taking the advanced level courses. The sports are top notch and the teacher expectations are very high.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2012
I think a "great school" means that all students can benefit from the teaching. I went to this high school, and I was in the advanced stream and felt I got a great education and really enjoyed the experience and extracurriculars. If that was the end of the story I would give the school a 5 star rating. However, people around me were left in the dust because they needed a different approach to learning and weren't getting it. My brother and 2 of my close friends had learning disabilities and did not get enough attention to be able to excel in the school or in their life afterwards. Looking back, their parents kicked themselves for not sending the kids to a different school when they realized what was happening. In one of these cases, the lack of attention to these kinds of students was one of the contributing factors to a life of drugs and mental illness. I see there is another similar review about this kind of situation. So if your child doesn't end up excelling there, I highly recommend making the effort to move or if possible send your child to a private school.

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2012
Hingham High School is an exceptional school with outstanding academics, athletics, support and teachers. This school will prepare you for college and beyond.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 04, 2009
Hingham High School just won a Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education for one of the best public schools in the country for teaching, community outreach and school spirit.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2009
It is not possible to use the star rating system effectively in this particular case. I had 2 daughters who went through Hingham schools; elementary through high. Academically they both were extremely intelligent but had learning disabilities. One was more adaptive than the other. My experience of Hingham schools is that while it truly is a superior school system, the teachers, because of the tenure (which can be good in some situations) are very entrenched and narrow minded in what constitutes intelligence and learning. I have several friends who are teachers. They've helped me to understand that there are many different learning styles, only a few of which tend to be facilitated by most teachers. If a child falls outside of this standard, they could literally be exceptional in intelligence and fail miserably. My experience is that many of Hingham High's teachers are the ones who need to do some learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 07, 2008
The School is very, very good; needs more updated technology in science and math; need to offer chess and bridge--starting at elementey school

- submitted by a community member

June 30, 2008
I attended a private school in Braintree for middle school, and while I found the curriculum and the perks of private school challenging and pleasing, I was elated to find that switching to public school for High school was a great choice. Not only have I had the opportunity to take the most challenging A.P. courses available, but the teachers are phenomenal, and the varsity sports and extracurriculars top many private schools' in the area.

- submitted by a student

December 25, 2007
I have two daughters who graduated from Hingham High. They both went on to college and found they had the proper backround to be successful. They both graduated college in four years and are in grad school. Hingham High did prepare them well to be successful in their college endeavors. If I had a complaint it would be that the school was too competitive in some ways. If your student wants a college prep course, Hingham High can provide that. They also have some great courses which are not college prep, but I don't think many students take advantage of them because they are not academic in nature.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 26, 2007
Both of my children went through the Hingham schools and they provided exceptional learning experiences. My kids were totally prepared for college and the work world.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2004
Hingham High school I just graduated from there in 2003 and I can say it was the time of my life, and the way the teachers are prepared me for the future.

- submitted by a student

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: April 02, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Hingham High School
17 Union Street, Hingham, MA  02043
(781) 741-1560
Last modified Hingham High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hingham High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top