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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Quince Orchard High School is a top rated, public school located in Gaithersburg, MD. It has 1,959 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
15800 Quince Orchard Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone
(301) 840-4686
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Quince Orchard High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
319 responses
Average ACT
28
211 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$161,553
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,020
National
$949
Median Home Value
$656,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 149 responses
Report
  • Red army
    25%
  • Football games
    20%
  • Putting on the hits
    13%
  • The drama shows
    9%
  • Clubs fair
    8%
  • Mr. and Ms. QO
    6%
  • Being on a team
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,959
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,192/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Quince Orchard High School Reviews

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Great school with awesome school spirit. The academics here are very impressive and students want to learn to be able to get into a college. The student body is very well-rounded and every type of student exists, though most can be seen wearing nice clothes like VV or Lululemon. Football is very popular and the Red Army is the best student section out there!
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I like that Quince Orchard High school has the facilities and equipment needed, such as Chromebooks and microscopes.... I like that most of the teachers care deeply about the students, there are AP courses and Honor societies that urge students to exceed the expectations set for them. I would increase college readiness resources and assistance for low income and immigrant students, resources such as counselors who are available most of the time, posters, websites, and encouragement for students to pursue the college search and college application process earlier and by their own. I would urge the students to take the ACT and SAT earlier, I would give a more detailed information on the signature programs and times to take the SAT and ACT to transfer students. I would ensure all students know that it's their responsibility to come after resources and they should be on top of their game because they will be very stressed out and behind if they don't pursue their resources themselves.
Quince Orchard is an amazing place. The school itself, the education, the students, and the overall environment. Every person there, whether it be an admin, staff, building service, or even student, is so kind and dedicated to being as helpful and generous as possible. The extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports offered enhance QO and its student body as a whole!