Hingham High School

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Hingham High School
Hingham High School, Hingham MA.jpg
Hingham High School
17 Union St.,
Hingham, MA 02043
Type Public
Established 1872
Principal Dr. Paula McCann
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,038
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red & White          
Mascot Harbormen
Rivals Duxbury, Scituate, Silver Lake, Whitman-Hanson
Average SAT scores 576 verbal
577 math
573 writing
1726 total (2014-2015)[1]
Newspaper Happenings, Harborlight

Hingham High School is a co-educational, public high school serving grades 9 through 12 for the town of Hingham, Massachusetts. It is located on Union Street near Hingham Center. This school was ranked number 606 on Newsweek 's 2012 list of the Best High Schools in America.[2] In 2014, Hingham High School was ranked as one of the top 50 public high schools in the state of Massachusetts. [3] The school colors are red and white.

Around 2005 the school received a history teacher who was fluent in Mandarin Chinese. The school began teaching the Chinese language around that time.[4] In 2009, the school was awarded a Blue Ribbon by the United States Department of Education for academic excellence. In 2015, Hingham High was awarded the Green Ribbon by the United States Department of Education for its commitment to protecting the environment, reducing environmental impact and utility costs, and providing environmental education.


  1. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/state_report/sat_perf.aspx
  2. ^ http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7723397/site/newsweek/?page=10
  3. ^ http://patch.com/massachusetts/hingham/hingham-makes-list-of-state-s-best-public-high-schools#.VAXWBtJdUUU
  4. ^ Seltz, Johanna. "In schools south of Boston, a wide disparity on foreign language offerings" (Archive). Boston Globe. January 11, 2015. Retrieved on January 18, 2015. "Hingham High School started teaching Chinese about 10 years ago, sparked by student and faculty interest and the fact that a new history teacher was fluent in Mandarin, according to principal Paula Girouard McCann, who has traveled to China twice since then on student trips."


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Coordinates: 42°13′39″N 70°52′42″W / 42.22750°N 70.87833°W / 42.22750; -70.87833