« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
K-5 & Ungraded
Public district
Hingham, MA
Students enrolled: 474

Contact this school

55 Downer Ave
Hingham, MA 02043

(781) 741-1520
(781) 741-1522
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Wm L Foster Elementary School address.
April 02, 2013
Any school is a sum total of its teachers....not the building itself....this one is a keeper for sure.... additionally I for one, am happy that they keep the helicopter moms out of the classroom ....they are teaching independence as well. Send your children without any hesitation to Foster....you won't regret it.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
Foster is physically showing its age, but inside is a vibrant center of learning. My son is in second grade and he loves going to school. I don't think I learned the things he has learned until I was in fourth grade at least-and that was at a private school. The music teacher is truly gifted and the children and staff seem very happy. My husband and I were reluctant to send our child to a public school, but we have been nothing but pleased. Particularly impressive is the conduct expected of the students. One of the women at the front desk is unfriendly, but don't let that deter you-Foster really is a diamond in the rough

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2012
The School once considered the 'step-child' of the others has likely earned its keep as one of the great schools of the town. I was once concerned because the overall test scores were regularly lower (just by a bit) than the other schools in town but learned this is really do to the fact that it is the only one in town involved in bringing other kids from towns with less support in to the school which slightly contributes to the oveall scores being a tad lower. The advantage however is at least this one has some more diversity than the others. The new principal is a a work-a-holic who is completely committed to the success of the school. the teachers have been fantastic and dedicated. My two kids are having a phenomenal experience there. They are fortunately well advanced in their learning but my sisters kids are also having a great experience and two of them are on IEP's. The school is very willing to help individual student needs. My one pet peave is that they don't let parents in the class rooms enough. Oveall though - a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2008
Excellent, caring school; would like to see more emphasis on the Arts--music and Art History--required of all; also would like to have both chess and bridge taught and 'encouraged'as an extra-curricular activity. Teachers should be given bonuses for their extra efforts.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 23, 2008
the cirriculum is average, the staff friendly enough but as aparent you have to fight for every little thing they tend to cater to the best and brightest i have had neices and nephews as well as my own chldren attend this school all i can say thank god they are building a new one in this town maybe it would be better i plan to leave foster next year

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2005
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent

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: December 15, 2014

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

Wm L Foster Elementary School
55 Downer Ave, Hingham, MA  02043
(781) 741-1520
Last modified Wm L Foster Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wm L Foster Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top