Wm L Foster Elementary School

  • Wm L Foster Elementary School serves 470 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 73% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

School Overview

  • Wm L Foster Elementary School's student population of 470 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students470 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wm L Foster Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wm L Foster Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#304 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wm L Foster Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wm L Foster Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
19%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
91%
61%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wm L Foster Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.170.58
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHingham School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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